Capital City Bank Group Recognizes Associate Excellence
Tallahassee, Fla., May 2, 2014 – Capital City Bank Group has named Commercial Banking Executive Ed Canup the winner of the 2013 Godfrey Smith Award and Director of Corporate Associate Development Denise Wilson the winner of the Julian V. Smith Community Service Award. Canup and Wilson were recognized before an assembly of 200 fellow associates and shareowners at the Capital City Bank Group Annual Shareowners’ Meeting, Tuesday, April 29, at the Florida State University Turnbull Conference Center in Tallahassee, Fla. These awards are presented each year to recognize two associates who exemplify the spirit of excellence and philanthropy on which Capital City Bank was founded more than a century ago.
Ed Canup has received the Godfrey Smith Award, the highest individual honor an associate can receive. Canup came to Capital City Bank in 1983 as a data processing auditor before stepping into the role of cashier and chief accounting officer. In the three decades that followed, Canup has continuously set the example of Company loyalty and community commitment.
In his current role, Canup skillfully directs the Capital City Bank Commercial Banking Division, calling on 17 years of experience in Real Estate and commercial lending to build and maintain strong client relationships. He takes his responsibility to his clients seriously and also feels a profound sense of duty to his community and fellow citizens. Canup gives generously of his time with the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, American Heart Association, Leon County Schools, Ronald McDonald House and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The Godfrey Smith Award is presented annually in memory of long-time banker and former president and chairman of the board, Godfrey Smith. Godfrey devoted nearly 63 years to Capital City Bank and established the banking foundation we enjoy today. The award recognizes the associate who demonstrates extraordinary professional achievement and community commitment. Both in his work with the Bank and out in the community, Canup’s commitment to excellence truly embodies the spirit of Capital City Bank and the Godfrey Smith Award.
In 15 years with Capital City Bank, Julian V. Smith Award-winner Denise Wilson has set the example of community pride and generosity. An altruist and a humanitarian, Wilson is motivated by an intense desire to make things better for those around her. As director of corporate associate development, she has dedicated her career to helping her colleagues realize their professional potential, and as a faithful community volunteer, she has made an immeasurable difference in countless lives.
The Julian V. Smith Community Service Award was established in 1989 and named for Julian V. Smith, an initial member of the Capital City Bank Group Board and dedicated associate who spent his entire career with Capital City Bank. The award seeks to honor the legacy of community service Julian built and is presented to one associate each year who selflessly gives back to his or her community through volunteerism and leadership. Wilson’s compassion and tireless advocacy with the United Way of the Big Bend, Keys to Exceptional Youth Success and Children’s Home Society exemplify the spirit of this award and inspire others to follow her lead.
As the recipient of the Julian V. Smith Award, Wilson receives $1,000 to donate to the charity of her choice, the North Florida Rotary Youth Camp.