Florida National Bank of Tampa, a start-up, has hired the leader of SouthTrust Bank's commercial lending team in town as senior lender and an executive vice president.

Douglas A. Tuttle will supervise all areas of lending for Florida National. He was a senior vice president at SouthTrust, which is based in Birmingham, Ala., and his 17 years of lending experience also include time with Barnett Bank in Tampa.

Florida National also hired another SouthTrust commercial lender, Jacquelyn Roth, as an assistant vice president.

The new bank is owned by Florida Banks Inc., which closed its initial public offering Aug. 5.

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