Joseph R. Catti Appointed to FGCU Board of Trustees


Joseph R. Catti, President and CEO of FineMark National Bank & Trust, has been appointed to serve on the Florida Gulf Coast Universities Board of Trustees.  The board of trustees is the governing board of the University and is responsible for cost-effective policy, as well as implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs consistent with the University's mission. 

"The FGCU Board of Trustees plays a vital role in the life of Florida Gulf Coast University," said FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw.  "We are delighted Joe Catti, whose support for FGCU is widely recognized, has been appointed to this important trustee position."

The Board of Governor’s for Florida’s University System unanimously selected Catti after a recommendation by the Trustee Nominating Committee and a rigorous review process.

Catti, a past Chairman of the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, is honored to have the opportunity to serve. “I have a strong commitment to higher education and FGCU. I look forward to working with the rest of the Board to ensure FGCU continues to excel as Florida’s youngest University.”

13 members serve on the Board of Trustees at FGCU. Catti is one of two new trustees appointed. He will serve a 5 year term and can be appointed to two consecutive terms. Catti and Robert Wells take over for Jerry Starkey and Brian Cobb, who were inaugural members of the board. Catti’s first Board of Trustee meeting is scheduled for April 19th.

Joseph R. Catti is President and CEO of FineMark National Bank & Trust. He’s extensively involved in the community, currently serving on the Finance Committee of the Lee Memorial Health Systems Board of Directors, Executive and Finance Committee member of the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, and is a past Chairman of the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of the Lee County Public Education Foundation, Community Cooperative Ministries and serves as Chairman of the Board of the United Way.