Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
With Don's leadership, Triad has been honored with a number of industry and community awards during the last ten years, including being named by The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) as the National Lender of the Year for 2010, Triad's eighth MHI Lender of the Year award. Triad has been named numerous times by the "Jacksonville Business Journal" as one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Florida, and by the University of Florida as one of the fastest growing companies in Florida. Don was given the Chairman's Award from MHI in 2010 for his efforts on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Industry.
Don is also the Executive Chairman of The Jacksonville Bank (JAXB); a NASDAQ publicly traded Bank Holding Company and the largest community bank in Northeast Florida. Don serves as the Chairman of the holding company board of directors, chairs the Executive Committee and serves on the loan committee and asset and liability committee.
Don is the Vice Chairman of Citizens Property Insurance Company, the eighth largest homeowners insurance company in the U.S., insuring one million properties in Florida. Citizens was created by the Florida Legislature to help its residents obtain homeowners insurance not otherwise available to them. Don was appointed to the board by Jeff Atwater, CFO of Florida, and was elected by the board in 2013 to serve as Vice Chairman.
In June of 2010, Don was named by the "Jacksonville Business Journal" as an "Ultimate CEO" for 2010, as voted on by the newspaper's editors. Don has been written about and interviewed in numerous publications such as "The Wall Street Journal", "The New York Times", "The American Banker" and many others.
Don graduated from Florida State University with a BS degree in Finance, and in 2003 Don was awarded the "Entrepreneurial Excellence Award" by the College of Business, Florida State University. Don is also on the Board of Directors of Florida State University Alumni Association, and serves on its Finance and Governmental Affairs committees. Don is also on the Board of Governors for the Florida State University College of Business.