Home Bancshares adds Floridian Tom Longe to its board

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Home BancShares Inc., parent company of Centennial Bank, has appointed Thomas Longe to its board of directors.

“We are proud to have Tom join our Board,” said Board Chairman John Allison. “Home BancShares has over one third of our assets in Florida, so adding additional representation from the area makes sense. Tom has over thirty years of banking and finance experience and will play a key role in our continued growth in Florida.”

Longe is the president and chief operating officer of The Trianon Companies. For more than 30 years he has been involved in the acquisition, development, management and financing of commercial and residential real estate developments. He is the former chairman, CEO and president of TIB Financial Corporation, which was a publicly traded bank holding company in Florida with $1.8 billion in assets. He directed the successful acquisition of a $500 million asset failed bank from Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and negotiated the recapitalization/sale of TIB Financial to North American Financial Holdings.

The veteran banker began his career as a loan officer and credit analyst at Bank One, Columbus, N.A. and Comerica Bank. He graduated from Albion College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and from the University of Detroit with a master’s degree in business. He serves on the board for the Naples Yacht Club and as a member of the Naples North Rotary.