Candidate Statement

Jody Hudgins

Jody is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for First Florida Integrity Bank headquartered in Naples, Florida. Jody has been president and CEO of several banks in Sarasota since moving to Sarasota in 1990. Jody is a native of Rome, GA having graduated from Carson Newman University in Jefferson City, TN with a degree in Mathematics and the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia.

Jody has been an instructor for the last twenty-four years at the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida, teaching the Commercial Lending, Loan Policy, Loan Review, Personal Financial Analysis and Bank Simulation classes. Additionally, for the last ten years Jody has been an instructor at the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Jody served as a trustee of his alma mater Carson-Newman University, the Sarasota County Planning Commission for twelve years , and the City of Sarasota Police Pension Fund for 12 years. Jody is past Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army in Sarasota, and is a past chairman of the Housing Authority of the City of Sarasota.