Regional President, Florida
Fifth Third Bank
David Call currently serves as Regional President of Fifth Third Bank (Florida), which includes more than $9.5 billion in deposits. In this role, he is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the four lines of business including: Wholesale Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Investment Advisors for the entire state. He recently served as Regional President for South Florida from 2008 until October 2016. As Regional President, he led the South Florida region through the FDIC-assisted acquisition of insolvent Freedom Bank. While leading the Bank during the Great Recession, he continued to shift the region from #3 market share (Collier county) in 2008 to #1 in 2009 thru current 2015. As a visionary of growth, in 2010 he led the expansion of the Bank’s Wholesale strategy on the Southeast coast by securing talent and hub locations in the West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Miami markets.
Call joined Fifth Third Bank in 2002 and held numerous positions in the Commercial and Retail lines of business before being promoted to President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Ohio Valley) in 2005. In 2008, he led the integration First Charter Bank of Charlotte, North Carolina, further diversifying the Bank’s footprint and guiding its entry into fast-growing Southeastern metropolitan markets.
Call received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Eastern Kentucky University and his Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Charleston. He also is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking. He currently serves as Chair of the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Board, and sits on the board of the Florida Chamber and the Chamber’s Finance Committee. He is active with the Florida Banker’s Association (FBA), the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and is involved with several local charities.
Previously in West Virginia, Call served as Chair of the United Way River Cities and was selected by the State’s Governor and Senator to serve on several committees related to economic development.
In Florida, he served on the Governor’s Council as Co-Chairman for the Economic Development Council of Collier County. He served on the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Finance Committee of The Immokalee Foundation Board of Directors. He was also the Chairman of the American Heart Association 2012 Heart Ball and the American Cancer Society 2015 Chairman for the Cattle Barons’ Ball.