Capital City Bank Names Don James as Market Executive of North Central Florida Region
Capital City Bank proudly announces Don James has been promoted to regional market executive for North Central Florida. In his expanded role, James directs market strategy and development for the recently formed North Central Florida region, which includes Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties. Along with his new responsibilities, James retains his current role as market president for Northwest Alachua County.
“With Don taking on this key leadership role, we gain the advantage of his expertise to further fuel expansion of Capital City Bank in the region,” said Bill Smith, Capital City Bank Group chairman, president and CEO. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position, and we are confident in his abilities to ensure the continued success of our Company.”
James began his career in banking in 1982 after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida State University and graduated from the Florida School of Banking with Academic Honors in 1991. He joined the Capital City Bank team in 2005, bringing decades of banking experience to the role of community president. He is a recipient of the 2013 Godfrey Smith Award, the highest honor a Capital City Associate can receive, which is presented annually to the individual who evokes the qualities of former Capital City Bank Group president and CEO Godfrey Smith: integrity, honor and compassion. James believes that community development and economic growth are vital to the success of the business community and faithfully volunteers his time with a number of civic and service organizations. He is an active member of the Alachua Lions Club, where he served as president in 2012-2013, receiving recognition as “Lion of the Year” in 2014 and in 2020 he received a Melvin Jones Fellowship, which is the highest honor of the association, given to an individual with exemplary humanitarian efforts. James is also a current member and past lay leader of the Alachua First United Methodist Church and has volunteered with Kairos Prison Ministry since 2014.