Republic Bank & Trust

Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Steven E. Trager
Chairman and CEO
Steven E. Trager began serving as both Chairman and CEO of Republic in 2012. He previously served as President and CEO of Republic since 1998. He also currently serves as Chairman and CEO of the Bank. Mr. Trager began his career with the Bank in 1988 as General Counsel. Mr. Trager received his undergraduate degree in finance at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and engaged in the practice of law with the firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. He has more than thirty years banking experience. In 1994, he provided the leadership resulting in the complex merger and reorganization of the Republic group of multiple banks into a consolidated and more efficient banking structure. He provided the leadership for the Company’s initial public offering. He has direct experience not only in banking, but also in finance, operations, and retail management. He also has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations. Mr. Trager is past chairman for the Kentucky Bankers Association, the University of Louisville Board of Overseers, the 2016 Fund for the Arts Campaign and Leadership Kentucky, and is a former board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Louisville Branch and the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Mr. Trager currently serves on the Bellarmine University Board of Trustees. Mr. Trager’s past recognition includes the Louisvillian of the Year in 2017, the Lincoln Foundation’s 2018 Spirit of Excellence Award, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Man of the Year in 2003, and recipient of the 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southern Ohio and Kentucky region.
A. Scott Trager
Vice Chairman
A. Scott Trager has served as Vice Chairman of Republic and the Bank since April 2017. He has also served as Director and President of Republic since 2012. He served as President of the Bank from 1984 to 2017 and Vice Chairman of Republic from 1994 to 2012. A. Scott Trager holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and has spent his entire working career in various finance and banking capacities. He has extensive leadership experience in marketing, operations and retail branch management. He has extensive community board experience and broad-based community connections in the metropolitan Louisville area.
Logan M. Pichel
President
Logan M. Pichel has served as President of Republic Bank & Trust Company since June of 2020. Mr. Pichel came to Republic from Birmingham, Alabama-based Regions Bank where he most recently led Corporate Development, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Since 2005, Mr. Pichel served in various roles at Regions, one of the nation’s largest consumer and commercial banks.
Kevin D. Sipes
Executive Vice President & CFO
Kevin D. Sipes has served as executive vice president and treasurer of Republic Bancorp, Inc. and Republic Bank & Trust Company since January 2002, and chief financial officer of both since October 2000. Kevin joined Republic in 1995. He is actively involved with community service, and is a board member of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana.

Republic Bancorp Board of Directors

Ronald F. Barnes
INVESTMENT ADVISOR REPRESENTATIVE, MWM ADVISORY SERVICES
Ronald F. Barnes is Partner Emeritus with MCM CPA’s & Advisors, LLP. He was a partner with McCauley, Nicolas & Company LLC from 1980-1990 and then managing partner from 1990-2012 until it merged with MCM CPA’s & Advisors, LLP in 2013. He continued as a partner and on the firm’s Executive Committee until he became Partner Emeritus in 2015. Mr. Barnes is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Barnes has served as a Director of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Barnes earned a Bachelor of Science at Indiana University Southeast. He received his CPA certificate in Indiana in 1975 and in Kentucky in 1993. Mr. Barnes is also credentialed by the AICPA as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and is designated as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Mr. Barnes also served 32 years in the military and rose to the rank of Colonel in the Army Reserves where he has also served as Ambassador as appointed by the Chief of the Army Reserves, Washington, D.C. He has held membership in numerous professional, business, civic and social organizations, including directorships on the boards of the YMCA, Madison Chamber of Commerce, Bridgepoint Goodwill Industries, Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, Leadership Southern Indiana, Boy Scouts of America (Lincoln Heritage Council) and the Venture Club of Louisville.
Campbell P. Brown
PRESIDENT, OLD FORESTER, BROWN-FORMAN
Campbell P. Brown has been employed by Brown-Forman Corporation since 1994 and serves as President and Managing Director of Old Forester. Mr. Brown has served as a Director of the Bank since 2008. Mr. Brown earned degrees from Rollins College and the University of Miami. He spent his early years developing the spirits portfolio of the Brown-Forman Corporation in India, the Philippines and Turkey. Subsequently, Mr. Brown led Brown-Forman’s wine and spirits portfolio in Canada and the Midwest region of the United States. He also held positions as the Southern Comfort U.S. Brand Manager, Jack Daniel’s U.S. Brand Manager, and as Director, Southern Comfort Americas. In 2007, Mr. Brown founded the Brown-Forman Family Shareholders Committee. Mr. Brown has been a director of Brown-Forman’s board since 2016. He has also served on the Board of Trustees at Rollins College since 2019.
Laura Mae Douglas
RETIRED VP, CORP RESPONSIBILITY & COMM AFFAIRS, LG&E AND KU ENERGY LLC
Laura M. Douglas was employed for 14 years by LG&E and KU Energy LLC and retired as of January 2017. She previously served as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Community Affairs of LG&E and KU Energy LLC and as Director of Communications at LG&E. She was appointed as interim co-executive director of Transit Authority of River City in 2020. Ms. Douglas has served as a Director of the Bank since 2004. Ms. Douglas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Louisville and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Prior to her employment with LG&E, she held various positions as legal counsel to the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District and General Counsel and Secretary for the Louisville Water Company. She also held the position of Secretary of the Public Protection and Regulation Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky for several years. She has served many professional organizations including the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Bar Foundation, the Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association, the Law Alumni Council for the Brandeis School of Law, and the Rotary Club of Louisville. Ms. Douglas also serves or has served on numerous boards and commissions, including serving as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Muhammad Ali Center, Chair of the Citizens Commission on Police Accountability, and the Kentucky State University Board of Regents.
Craig A. Greenberg
President & CEO, 21c Museum Hotels LLC
Craig A. Greenberg has served as President of 21c Museum Hotels since 2011 and also as CEO since September 2017. He has served in various roles with 21c since its founding in 2007. Mr. Greenberg also served as Counsel with the general legal services law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC in Louisville, Kentucky until 2017. He served as a Director of the Bank from 2006 to 2008 and has served as a Director of Republic from 2008 to present. Mr. Greenberg is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he served as Student Government President. He is a Harvard Law School cum laude graduate. He has extensive experience in securing and deploying federal, state, and local tax credits and other incentives in connection with the development of urban revitalization projects across the country. He has direct experience in commercial finance, capital raising, transaction structuring, and the leadership of multi-million-dollar developments. He is active in local civic and charitable organizations.
Heather V. Howell
DIRECTOR OF EMERGING BRANDS, BROWN-FORMAN
Heather V. Howell has been employed by Brown-Forman Corporation since May 2015 and is currently the Global Director of Trademark & Innovation for Jack Daniel’s Brands. She was Chief Tea Officer of Rooibee Red Tea from June 2010 to May 2015. She has served as a Director of the Bank since 2015. Ms. Howell is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and received her Executive MBA from Bellarmine University. Ms. Howell previously served as CEO for Rooibee Red Tea. In 2014, Ms. Howell helped launch Rooibee Roo, a line of ready-to-drink tea with less calories and sugar for children, which was the first brand extension for Rooibee Red Tea. She has been recognized numerous times on a local, regional and national scale including the 2013 Ernst & Young E.D.G.E. award as an emerging entrepreneur. In addition, Business First of Louisville honored Ms. Howell with the 2014 Enterprising Woman to Watch award and named her a finalist in 2013 for the Business Leader of the Year award. In addition, Ms. Howell serves on the greater Louisville Project Board of Directors.
Ernest W. Marshall Jr.
VP, Human Resources, GE Aviation
Ernest W. Marshall, Jr. has been employed as an Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Eaton Corporation located in Cleveland, Ohio since July 2018. He was Vice President of Human Resources of GE Aviation at the General Electric Company (“GE”) from August 2013 to April 2018. Mr. Marshall has served as a Director of the Bank since 2017. Mr. Marshall earned a Bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Accounting and Business Administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. During his tenure at Bellarmine, he spent two semesters abroad at New College in Oxford, England. He also earned his MBA/J.D. from Indiana University – Bloomington. Prior to his current position at Eaton Corporation, he was employed by GE and its affiliates and divisions in various capacities. Mr. Marshall has been active in Louisville and surrounding communities. He served on the boards of directors of Bellarmine University, Kindway and the Cincinnati Art Museum. He was selected by Black MBA magazine in its ’50 under 50’ feature and by Network Journal in its ‘Top 40 under 40’ feature.
William Patrick Mulloy II
OF COUNSEL, WYATT TARRANT & COMBS; EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE, CHRYSALIS VENTURES; MANAGING MEMBER, COMMODORE CAPITAL LLC
W. Patrick Mulloy, II has been Of Counsel with the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs since 2018. He is also an Executive in Residence with Chrysalis Ventures, a venture capital company in Louisville, Kentucky as well as the Managing Member of Commodore Capital LLC. From 2006 to 2018, he served as Chairman and CEO of Elmcroft Senior Living, a national provider of senior housing services, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served as a Director of the Bank since 2012. Mr. Mulloy graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and an interdisciplinary major in history, economics and philosophy. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and engaged in the practice of law in a Louisville based law firm from 1978-1992 and again in 1994-1996 in the regional law firm of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald. From 1992-1994, he served as the Secretary of Finance to the Governor of Kentucky. Prior to his position as CEO of Elmcroft Senior Living, Mr. Mulloy also served as President and CEO of two other senior housing companies, LifeTrust America, Inc, based in Nashville, Tennessee and Atria, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Mulloy serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Bellarmine University, a member of the Board of Advisors of Vanderbilt University School of Law and is the Vice Chair of University of Louisville Health, Inc.
William Kenneth Oyler III
PRESIDENT & CEO, GREATER LOUISVILLE INC.
W. Kenneth Oyler, III serves as CEO of OPM Services, Inc., a financial-services and investment firm. He was Managing Partner of OPM from 1992 to 2015 and President and CEO of Greater Louisville, Inc. (“GLI”), the Louisville, Kentucky Metro Chamber of Commerce from 2014 to 2020. He serves as Director for Alliance Cost Containment, LLC and Simpak International, LLC. He has served as a Director of the Bank since 2008. Mr. Oyler received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Marketing) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Louisville. Prior to his position at GLI, he served as CEO of OPM Services, Inc. He also served as the Cash Management Officer of Citizens Fidelity (now PNC) Bank and as Treasurer, VP of Finance and CFO of Henry Vogt Machine Co. In 1997, Mr. Oyler co-founded the broadband internet provider, High Speed Access Corp. Mr. Oyler has founded or co-founded nineteen businesses ranging in industries from financial services, real estate, internet access, manufacturing, railway, equipment leasing and research. In 2016, he was inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Mr. Oyler has extensive experience in leadership roles and directorships with various civic and community organizations, including Leadership Louisville, Metro YMCA, University of Louisville, Metro United Way, Kentuckiana Works, the Metro Police Foundation, and Downtown Development Corp.
Michael T. Rust
President, Kentucky Hospital Association
Michael T. Rust has served as President of Kentucky Hospital Association (“KHA”), located in Louisville, Kentucky, since 1996. He served as a Director of the Bank from 2001 to 2007 and has served as a Director of Republic from 2007 to present. Mr. Rust graduated from Glenville State College in West Virginia where he received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He received a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Tennessee. He serves as a Community Based Faculty Member at the University of Kentucky. In his role as President of the KHA, he has extensive management and regulatory experience. He also has extensive advocacy experience in Washington, D.C. and Frankfort, Kentucky. He is a proven recruiter and organizer and has significant community involvement experience. He has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations. As a member of the Audit Committee, he can read and understand basic financial statements, such as a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement.
Susan Stout Tamme
Retired President Baptist Health Collaborations
Susan Stout Tamme was employed by Baptist Healthcare System, Inc. and is retired as of April 2014. In July of 2013, she was appointed as President of Baptist Health Collaborations. She was formerly in the position of President of the Louisville Market from 2011 to 2013 and she was President and CEO of Baptist Hospital East from 1995 to 2011 and Vice President of Baptist Healthcare System, Inc. She served as a Director of the Bank from 1999 to 2003 and has served as a Director of Republic from 2003 to present. Ms. Tamme received an Associate degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Louisville, and a Master of Science degree in Health Systems Administration, also from the University of Louisville. She has extensive experience in administration, specifically in broad-based multi-hospital systems and is proficient in working with department heads, clinical staff, and governing regulatory bodies. She has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations and has received multiple community service awards for excellence and achievement.
A. Scott Trager
Vice Chairman, Republic Bancorp
A. Scott Trager has served as Vice Chairman of Republic and the Bank since April 2017. He has also served as Director and President of Republic since 2012. He served as President of the Bank from 1984 to 2017 and Vice Chairman of Republic from 1994 to 2012. A. Scott Trager holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and has spent his entire working career in various finance and banking capacities. He has extensive leadership experience in marketing, operations and retail branch management. He has extensive community board experience and broad-based community connections in the metropolitan Louisville area.
Steven E. Trager
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Steven E. Trager began serving as both Chairman and CEO of Republic in 2012. He previously served as President and CEO of Republic since 1998. He also currently serves as Chairman and CEO of the Bank. Mr. Trager began his career with the Bank in 1988 as General Counsel. Mr. Trager received his undergraduate degree in finance at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and engaged in the practice of law with the firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. He has more than thirty years banking experience. In 1994, he provided the leadership resulting in the complex merger and reorganization of the Republic group of multiple banks into a consolidated and more efficient banking structure. He provided the leadership for the Company’s initial public offering. He has direct experience not only in banking, but also in finance, operations, and retail management. He also has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations. Mr. Trager is past chairman for the Kentucky Bankers Association, the University of Louisville Board of Overseers, the 2016 Fund for the Arts Campaign and Leadership Kentucky, and is a former board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Louisville Branch and the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Mr. Trager currently serves on the Bellarmine University Board of Trustees. Mr. Trager’s past recognition includes the Louisvillian of the Year in 2017, the Lincoln Foundation’s 2018 Spirit of Excellence Award, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Man of the Year in 2003, and recipient of the 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southern Ohio and Kentucky region.
Andrew Trager-Kusman
Managing Director of Corporate Strategies, Republic Bank
Andrew Trager-Kusman has served as Vice President, Managing Director of Corporate Strategies of the Bank since 2016, primarily overseeing strategic initiatives, a new profitability model, and reviewing potential acquisition opportunities. He has served as a Director of Republic from 2019 to present. Mr. Trager-Kusman received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Indiana University. From 2012-2015, Mr. Trager-Kusman served as Portfolio Analyst with EJF Capital LLC, an alternative asset manager primarily focused on United States and global financial institutions. In his role at EJF Capital LLC, Mr. Trager-Kusman focused on TARP investments and small bank private equity funds, recapitalizations of struggling institutions, and placement of capital for growth in well-performing banks. He routinely spoke with company management and boards regarding regulatory issues and long-term strategies. Previously, he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Trager-Kusman serves as a trustee for Spalding University, on the JTomorrow Louisville Board, and is part of the Leadership Louisville Bingham Fellows class of 2019.
Mark A. Vogt
Chief Executive Officer, Galen College of Nursing
Mark A. Vogt is an accomplished and insightful leader with over 30 years of experience. He has served as the CEO of Galen College of Nursing since 2004, leading one of the largest nursing colleges in the country with campuses and programs in Louisville, Kentucky; Hazard, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and online. He served as a Director of the Bank from 2012 to 2016 and has served as a Director of Republic since 2016. Prior to joining Galen, Mr. Vogt was Chief Operating Officer of a private equity investment group specializing in the education sector. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Republic from 1995 to 2000. As CFO, he provided leadership in accounting, finance, treasury, and various operational functions. During his tenure, he was significantly involved in the Company's initial public offering and the sale and acquisition of several business units. Previously, he was employed for five years by the public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP where he provided accounting and consulting services to a wide array of financial service clients. In addition, he has leadership and directorate experience in several national, civic and community organizations. Mr. Vogt meets NASDAQ’s financial knowledge and sophistication requirements and qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC rules.

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Ronald F. Barnes
Investment Advisor Representative, MWM Advisory Services
Ronald F. Barnes is Partner Emeritus with MCM CPA’s & Advisors, LLP. He was a partner with McCauley, Nicolas & Company LLC from 1980-1990 and then managing partner from 1990-2012 until it merged with MCM CPA’s & Advisors, LLP in 2013. He continued as a partner and on the firm’s Executive Committee until he became Partner Emeritus in 2015. Mr. Barnes is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Barnes has served as a Director of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Barnes earned a Bachelor of Science at Indiana University Southeast. He received his CPA certificate in Indiana in 1975 and in Kentucky in 1993. Mr. Barnes is also credentialed by the AICPA as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and is designated as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Mr. Barnes also served 32 years in the military and rose to the rank of Colonel in the Army Reserves where he has also served as Ambassador as appointed by the Chief of the Army Reserves, Washington, D.C. He has held membership in numerous professional, business, civic and social organizations, including directorships on the boards of the YMCA, Madison Chamber of Commerce, Bridgepoint Goodwill Industries, Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, Leadership Southern Indiana, Boy Scouts of America (Lincoln Heritage Council) and the Venture Club of Louisville.
Campbell P. Brown
President, Old Forester, Brown-Forman
Campbell P. Brown has been employed by Brown-Forman Corporation since 1994 and serves as President and Managing Director of Old Forester. Mr. Brown has served as a Director of the Bank since 2008. Mr. Brown earned degrees from Rollins College and the University of Miami. He spent his early years developing the spirits portfolio of the Brown-Forman Corporation in India, the Philippines and Turkey. Subsequently, Mr. Brown led Brown-Forman’s wine and spirits portfolio in Canada and the Midwest region of the United States. He also held positions as the Southern Comfort U.S. Brand Manager, Jack Daniel’s U.S. Brand Manager, and as Director, Southern Comfort Americas. In 2007, Mr. Brown founded the Brown-Forman Family Shareholders Committee. Mr. Brown has been a director of Brown-Forman’s board since 2016. He has also served on the Board of Trustees at Rollins College since 2019.
Laura Mae Douglas
Retired VP, Corp Responsibility & Comm Affairs, LG&E and KU Energy LLC
Laura M. Douglas was employed for 14 years by LG&E and KU Energy LLC and retired as of January 2017. She previously served as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Community Affairs of LG&E and KU Energy LLC and as Director of Communications at LG&E. She was appointed as interim co-executive director of Transit Authority of River City in 2020. Ms. Douglas has served as a Director of the Bank since 2004. Ms. Douglas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Louisville and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Prior to her employment with LG&E, she held various positions as legal counsel to the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District and General Counsel and Secretary for the Louisville Water Company. She also held the position of Secretary of the Public Protection and Regulation Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky for several years. She has served many professional organizations including the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Bar Foundation, the Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association, the Law Alumni Council for the Brandeis School of Law, and the Rotary Club of Louisville. Ms. Douglas also serves or has served on numerous boards and commissions, including serving as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Muhammad Ali Center, Chair of the Citizens Commission on Police Accountability, and the Kentucky State University Board of Regents.
Craig A. Greenberg
PRESIDENT & CEO, 21C MUSEUM HOTELS LLC
Craig A. Greenberg has served as President of 21c Museum Hotels since 2011 and also as CEO since September 2017. He has served in various roles with 21c since its founding in 2007. Mr. Greenberg also served as Counsel with the general legal services law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC in Louisville, Kentucky until 2017. He served as a Director of the Bank from 2006 to 2008 and has served as a Director of Republic from 2008 to present. Mr. Greenberg is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he served as Student Government President. He is a Harvard Law School cum laude graduate. He has extensive experience in securing and deploying federal, state, and local tax credits and other incentives in connection with the development of urban revitalization projects across the country. He has direct experience in commercial finance, capital raising, transaction structuring, and the leadership of multi-million-dollar developments. He is active in local civic and charitable organizations.
Heather V. Howell
Director of Emerging Brands, Brown-Forman
Heather V. Howell has been employed by Brown-Forman Corporation since May 2015 and is currently the Global Director of Trademark & Innovation for Jack Daniel’s Brands. She was Chief Tea Officer of Rooibee Red Tea from June 2010 to May 2015. She has served as a Director of the Bank since 2015. Ms. Howell is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and received her Executive MBA from Bellarmine University. Ms. Howell previously served as CEO for Rooibee Red Tea. In 2014, Ms. Howell helped launch Rooibee Roo, a line of ready-to-drink tea with less calories and sugar for children, which was the first brand extension for Rooibee Red Tea. She has been recognized numerous times on a local, regional and national scale including the 2013 Ernst & Young E.D.G.E. award as an emerging entrepreneur. In addition, Business First of Louisville honored Ms. Howell with the 2014 Enterprising Woman to Watch award and named her a finalist in 2013 for the Business Leader of the Year award. In addition, Ms. Howell serves on the greater Louisville Project Board of Directors.
Ernest W. Marshall Jr.
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Eaton Corporation
Ernest W. Marshall, Jr. has been employed as an Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Eaton Corporation located in Cleveland, Ohio since July 2018. He was Vice President of Human Resources of GE Aviation at the General Electric Company (“GE”) from August 2013 to April 2018. Mr. Marshall has served as a Director of the Bank since 2017. Mr. Marshall earned a Bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Accounting and Business Administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. During his tenure at Bellarmine, he spent two semesters abroad at New College in Oxford, England. He also earned his MBA/J.D. from Indiana University – Bloomington. Prior to his current position at Eaton Corporation, he was employed by GE and its affiliates and divisions in various capacities. Mr. Marshall has been active in Louisville and surrounding communities. He served on the boards of directors of Bellarmine University, Kindway and the Cincinnati Art Museum. He was selected by Black MBA magazine in its ’50 under 50’ feature and by Network Journal in its ‘Top 40 under 40’ feature.
William Patrick Mulloy II
Of Counsel, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; Executive in Residence, Chrysalis Ventures; Managing Member, Commodore Capital LLC
W. Patrick Mulloy, II has been Of Counsel with the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs since 2018. He is also an Executive in Residence with Chrysalis Ventures, a venture capital company in Louisville, Kentucky as well as the Managing Member of Commodore Capital LLC. From 2006 to 2018, he served as Chairman and CEO of Elmcroft Senior Living, a national provider of senior housing services, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served as a Director of the Bank since 2012. Mr. Mulloy graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and an interdisciplinary major in history, economics and philosophy. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and engaged in the practice of law in a Louisville based law firm from 1978-1992 and again in 1994-1996 in the regional law firm of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald. From 1992-1994, he served as the Secretary of Finance to the Governor of Kentucky. Prior to his position as CEO of Elmcroft Senior Living, Mr. Mulloy also served as President and CEO of two other senior housing companies, LifeTrust America, Inc, based in Nashville, Tennessee and Atria, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Mulloy serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Bellarmine University, a member of the Board of Advisors of Vanderbilt University School of Law and is the Vice Chair of University of Louisville Health, Inc.
George Nichols III
President & CEO of The American College of Financial Services
William Kenneth Oyler III
President & CEO, Greater Louisville Inc.
W. Kenneth Oyler, III serves as CEO of OPM Services, Inc., a financial-services and investment firm. He was Managing Partner of OPM from 1992 to 2015 and President and CEO of Greater Louisville, Inc. (“GLI”), the Louisville, Kentucky Metro Chamber of Commerce from 2014 to 2020. He serves as Director for Alliance Cost Containment, LLC and Simpak International, LLC. He has served as a Director of the Bank since 2008. Mr. Oyler received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Marketing) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Louisville. Prior to his position at GLI, he served as CEO of OPM Services, Inc. He also served as the Cash Management Officer of Citizens Fidelity (now PNC) Bank and as Treasurer, VP of Finance and CFO of Henry Vogt Machine Co. In 1997, Mr. Oyler co-founded the broadband internet provider, High Speed Access Corp. Mr. Oyler has founded or co-founded nineteen businesses ranging in industries from financial services, real estate, internet access, manufacturing, railway, equipment leasing and research. In 2016, he was inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Mr. Oyler has extensive experience in leadership roles and directorships with various civic and community organizations, including Leadership Louisville, Metro YMCA, University of Louisville, Metro United Way, Kentuckiana Works, the Metro Police Foundation, and Downtown Development Corp.
Michael T. Rust
PRESIDENT, KENTUCKY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
Michael T. Rust has served as President of Kentucky Hospital Association (“KHA”), located in Louisville, Kentucky, since 1996. He served as a Director of the Bank from 2001 to 2007 and has served as a Director of Republic from 2007 to present. Mr. Rust graduated from Glenville State College in West Virginia where he received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He received a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Tennessee. He serves as a Community Based Faculty Member at the University of Kentucky. In his role as President of the KHA, he has extensive management and regulatory experience. He also has extensive advocacy experience in Washington, D.C. and Frankfort, Kentucky. He is a proven recruiter and organizer and has significant community involvement experience. He has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations. As a member of the Audit Committee, he can read and understand basic financial statements, such as a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement.
Susan Stout Tamme
RETIRED PRESIDENT BAPTIST HEALTH COLLABORATIONS
Susan Stout Tamme was employed by Baptist Healthcare System, Inc. and is retired as of April 2014. In July of 2013, she was appointed as President of Baptist Health Collaborations. She was formerly in the position of President of the Louisville Market from 2011 to 2013 and she was President and CEO of Baptist Hospital East from 1995 to 2011 and Vice President of Baptist Healthcare System, Inc. She served as a Director of the Bank from 1999 to 2003 and has served as a Director of Republic from 2003 to present. Ms. Tamme received an Associate degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Louisville, and a Master of Science degree in Health Systems Administration, also from the University of Louisville. She has extensive experience in administration, specifically in broad-based multi-hospital systems and is proficient in working with department heads, clinical staff, and governing regulatory bodies. She has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations and has received multiple community service awards for excellence and achievement.
A. Scott Trager
Vice Chairman, Republic Bancorp
A. Scott Trager has served as Vice Chairman of Republic and the Bank since April 2017. He has also served as Director and President of Republic since 2012. He served as President of the Bank from 1984 to 2017 and Vice Chairman of Republic from 1994 to 2012. A. Scott Trager holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and has spent his entire working career in various finance and banking capacities. He has extensive leadership experience in marketing, operations and retail branch management. He has extensive community board experience and broad-based community connections in the metropolitan Louisville area.
Steven E. Trager
Chairman & CEO, Republic Bank & Trust Company
Steven E. Trager began serving as both Chairman and CEO of Republic in 2012. He previously served as President and CEO of Republic since 1998. He also currently serves as Chairman and CEO of the Bank. Mr. Trager began his career with the Bank in 1988 as General Counsel. Mr. Trager received his undergraduate degree in finance at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and engaged in the practice of law with the firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. He has more than thirty years banking experience. In 1994, he provided the leadership resulting in the complex merger and reorganization of the Republic group of multiple banks into a consolidated and more efficient banking structure. He provided the leadership for the Company’s initial public offering. He has direct experience not only in banking, but also in finance, operations, and retail management. He also has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations. Mr. Trager is past chairman for the Kentucky Bankers Association, the University of Louisville Board of Overseers, the 2016 Fund for the Arts Campaign and Leadership Kentucky, and is a former board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Louisville Branch and the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Mr. Trager currently serves on the Bellarmine University Board of Trustees. Mr. Trager’s past recognition includes the Louisvillian of the Year in 2017, the Lincoln Foundation’s 2018 Spirit of Excellence Award, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Man of the Year in 2003, and recipient of the 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southern Ohio and Kentucky region.
Andrew Trager-Kusman
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE STRATEGIES, REPUBLIC BANK
Andrew Trager-Kusman has served as Vice President, Managing Director of Corporate Strategies of the Bank since 2016, primarily overseeing strategic initiatives, a new profitability model, and reviewing potential acquisition opportunities. He has served as a Director of Republic from 2019 to present. Mr. Trager-Kusman received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Indiana University. From 2012-2015, Mr. Trager-Kusman served as Portfolio Analyst with EJF Capital LLC, an alternative asset manager primarily focused on United States and global financial institutions. In his role at EJF Capital LLC, Mr. Trager-Kusman focused on TARP investments and small bank private equity funds, recapitalizations of struggling institutions, and placement of capital for growth in well-performing banks. He routinely spoke with company management and boards regarding regulatory issues and long-term strategies. Previously, he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Trager-Kusman serves as a trustee for Spalding University, on the JTomorrow Louisville Board, and is part of the Leadership Louisville Bingham Fellows class of 2019.
Mark A. Vogt
Chief Executive Officer, Galen College of Nursing
Mark A. Vogt is an accomplished and insightful leader with over 30 years of experience. He has served as the CEO of Galen College of Nursing since 2004, leading one of the largest nursing colleges in the country with campuses and programs in Louisville, Kentucky; Hazard, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and online. He served as a Director of the Bank from 2012 to 2016 and has served as a Director of Republic since 2016. Prior to joining Galen, Mr. Vogt was Chief Operating Officer of a private equity investment group specializing in the education sector. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Republic from 1995 to 2000. As CFO, he provided leadership in accounting, finance, treasury, and various operational functions. During his tenure, he was significantly involved in the Company's initial public offering and the sale and acquisition of several business units. Previously, he was employed for five years by the public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP where he provided accounting and consulting services to a wide array of financial service clients. In addition, he has leadership and directorate experience in several national, civic and community organizations. Mr. Vogt meets NASDAQ’s financial knowledge and sophistication requirements and qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC rules.