David M. Findlay
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Lisa M. O'Neill
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Lisa O’Neill serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank, a position she has held since April 2014. Prior to that, Ms. O’Neill served as Chief Financial Officer of Bank First National Corporation located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin from 2007-2014. She was the Controller of Private Bancorp, Inc. from 1999-2006 and was with Arthur Andersen in its financial institutions group audit practice from 1989-1999.
Eric H. Ottinger
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF COMMERCIAL BANKING OFFICER
Eric Ottinger serves as Executive Vice President of Lakeland Financial and head of Commercial Banking, a position which he has held since August 2011. He joined Lake City Bank in April 1999 as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. In April 2002 he was promoted to Commercial East Regional Manager. In April 2009, he was promoted to head of the Wealth Advisory Group. From 1993-1999, Mr. Ottinger was a commercial lending officer at another bank.
Kristin L. Pruitt
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Kristin Pruitt serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Lakeland Financial, a position she has held since 2017. She joined Lakeland Financial in 2008 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Counsel in 2014. Before joining Lake City Bank, she served as Assistant General Counsel at 1st Source Bank in South Bend, Indiana, since 2004. From 1999-2004, Ms. Pruitt was associated with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP’s Washington DC office as an attorney.
Kyra E. Clark
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Kyra Clark serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, a position she has held since 2020. Prior to that, she worked as the Director of Human Resources for the City of South Bend from April 2017 to August 2020, practiced labor and employment law with Barnes & Thornburg from July 2008 to April 2017, worked with the Office of Institutional Equity at the University of Notre Dame from 2006 to 2008, and practiced labor and employment law in California from 2004 to 2006.
J. Rickard Donovan
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL
Rick Donovan serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, a position he has held since November 2019. He also serves as Corporate Secretary. From August 1993 through October 2019, he was an attorney with Rothberg Logan & Warsco, LLP (RLW). He was a partner with RLW from January 2001 - October 2019. He practiced in the areas of banking law, creditors rights, business law and real estate law.
Stephanie R. Leniski
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF RETAIL BANKING OFFICER
Stephanie Leniski serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer, a position she has held since November 2019. She joined Lake City Bank in 2002 as Vice President, Retail Banking Officer. In February 2012 she was promoted to Vice President, Retail North Regional Manager. In January 2017, she was promoted to Senior Vice President. She started her career in financial services in 1996.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF CREDIT OFFICER
Don Robinson-Gay serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Lakeland Financial a position he has held since 2023. He joined Lake City Bank in 2018 as Vice President and Regional Credit Officer.
He started his career in management consulting at Accenture before moving to various commercial banking and credit roles with M&I Bank and BMO Harris Bank.
Jonathan P. Steiner
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF WEALTH ADVISORY OFFICER
Jon Steiner serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Wealth Advisory Officer, a position he has held since September 2011. He joined Lake City Bank in 2010 as Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer until his appointment as Chief Wealth Advisory Officer. Prior to joining Lake City Bank he worked at Black Lake Advisors, LLC. He began his banking career in 1985 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Board of Directors
Blake Augsburger is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LEA Professional, which designs and manufactures audio amplifiers for the professional audio markets. He is the former Executive Vice President and America’s Country Manager of Harman International Industries Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company that designs and manufactures audio and infotainment products and systems. He also served for ten years as the President of the Harman Professional Division, which is based in Northridge, California.
Rob Bartels is a Partner at Incedo LLC, a family office and real estate management company. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Martin’s Super Markets Inc., a regional supermarket chain headquartered in South Bend, Indiana.
Darrianne Christian is currently involved with leading strategic initiatives for BCforward, a global information technology consulting and workforce fulfillment firm founded by Ms. Christian and her husband, Justin Christian, in 1998. Previously, Ms. Christian was a program manager and an IT consultant from 1995-2003, and was an officer with the Central Intelligence Agency from 1990-1995. In addition, she is a board member of Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art), the Central Indiana Community Foundation, IMPACT Central Indiana, and the Eskenazi Foundation. Ms. Christian also works closely with the Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion at DePauw University.
David Findlay serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Financial and Lake City Bank. Mr. Findlay also served as President and Chief Financial Officer from 2010-2014 and Chief Financial Officer from 2000-2010. Prior to joining Lakeland Financial in September 2000, Mr. Findlay served as the Chief Financial Officer of Quality Dining Inc., a publicly traded company with its headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. Prior to that, he served in various capacities with The Northern Trust Company in Chicago, Illinois.
Mike Kubacki serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lakeland Financial and Lake City Bank. Mr. Kubacki served as Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Financial and Lake City Bank from 1998 to 2014 and as President from 1998 to 2010. Prior to joining Lakeland Financial in 1998, Mr. Kubacki served as Executive Vice President of The Northern Trust Bank of California, N.A.
Emily Pichon is the Chairman of ETP Asset Holdings, Inc., formerly known as ExTech Plastics Inc. & ETP, Inc., a former extruder of plastic sheet, and an officer and director of the Olive B. Cole Foundation and the M E Raker Foundation, the Questa Educational Foundation, Inc. and the Howard P. Arnold Foundation, Inc., each a private charitable foundation focused on northeast Indiana education, economic development and conservation based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Steve Ross is owner of Ross and Associates, a real estate management company. Previously, he was President of Heartland Coffee Company, a regional coffee and beverage service company, based in Warsaw, Indiana. Mr. Ross is also the former President of Bertsch Services, Inc., a regional food service and vending company, that was based in Warsaw, Indiana prior to its sale.
Brian Smith is co-Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Financial Group Inc., a real estate investment and management and consumer finance company based in Elkhart, Indiana.
Brad Toothaker is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bradley Company, a large Midwest-based, full-service real estate company.
Scott Welch is the Chief Executive Officer of Welch Packaging Group Inc., which is primarily engaged in producing industrial and point-of-purchase packaging and is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana. In addition, Mr. Welch is a member of the board of Patrick Industries, Inc.