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Jim Cassady has held a number of leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. Cassady’s professional experience includes more than 30 years with Bank of America in various commercial banking roles, beginning his career in Atlanta, Georgia and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cassady moved to Florida in 1986, where he served as the President of Bank of America in Broward County Florida, Commercial Banking Executive and Credit Risk Manager in several south Florida markets, Statewide Community Development Banking Executive and National Market President Executive. He was also the local Transition Executive for numerous acquisitions in the South Florida region.

Cassady subsequently served as the Chief of Staff for Alex Sink in her role as Chief Financial Officer of Florida, overseeing all operations of the thirteen divisions of the Department of Financial Services.

Throughout his career, Cassady has served in leadership roles in Florida nonprofit organizations, having chaired the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and the Broward County Urban League, among others. He has held membership in numerous local charitable organizations and has been recognized for his leadership through awards such as the Sun Sentinel Excalibur Award, the Jewish National Fund’s Tree of Life Award and the NCCJ Silver Medallion.

Cassady received a bachelor’s of arts degree in English from Presbyterian College, as well as a graduate degree in Banking from Stonier School of Banking at Rutgers University. He is also a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt. Cassady is a Vietnam veteran, serving in the Army Infantry from 1970-1971 and received the Bronze Star for his combat duty. Cassady and his wife Cheri have two children and two grandchildren. They currently reside in Tallahassee, Florida.