May 09, 2016

ServisFirst Bank Announces Appointment to Florida Bankers Association and New Hire for its Pensacola Banking Team

Pensacola, FL -

ServisFirst Bank , a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFBS), recently announced an invitation from the Florida Bankers Association (FBA) Board of Directors for Rex McKinney, President and CEO of ServisFirst Bank Pensacola, to serve a two-year board member term. ServisFirst Bank also announced the addition of Hunter Gatewood as Vice President and Credit Officer. Rex McKinney will begin his two-year term this month. He was nominated by peers to serve on the board, and selected based upon his service to the Florida banking industry and community involvement. “I am honored to represent ServisFirst Bank on the FBA’s Board of Directors,” stated Rex McKinney, President and CEO of ServisFirst Bank Pensacola. “I look forward to utilizing my term to better serve the citizens of Florida and their communities.”

The FBA Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy and overseeing the general operation of the Association. FBA board members are required to help sustain the Florida BankPac and the Florida Bankers Educational Foundation and support the FBA Trust & Wealth Management Division and educational programs. “The FBA board of directors plays a critical role in the operation of the association and in representing the association to elected officials, regulators and policy-makers,” said FBA President and CEO Alex Sanchez. “We’re honored to have such qualified and committed board members.”

Hunter Gatewood, Vice President and Credit Officer

Hunter Gatewood joins ServisFirst Bank as Vice President and Credit Officer for the Pensacola banking team. Gatewood is charged with gathering and reviewing financial data to evaluate creditworthiness of potential clients. Other responsibilities include underwriting, monitoring, reporting, and portfolio management. Gatewood has 12 years of banking experience as a Credit Analyst and Loan Review Officer. Prior to joining ServisFirst Bank, he served as a Loan Review Officer with Synovus Financial Corporation. Gatewood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Florida State University.


The Florida Bankers Association (FBA) serves as the primary resource through which Florida financial service providers work in unity to influence the state and federal legal regulatory environment in which they serve their customers. Established in 1888, the FBA is one of Florida’s oldest trade associations and has a membership of more than 200 financial institutions ranging in size from small community banks, thrifts and trust companies, to mediumsized banks operating in several parts of the state, to large regional financial institutions that are headquartered in Florida or outside the state. Deposits of the members of the FBA make up 95 percent of total deposits in the state of Florida.