Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ellis Bank Promotes Three Area Residents

Nana and Mary Toth, her good friend of 50 years, were the first two female vice presidents of Ellis First National Bank. In any event, in 1977, this was really a wonderful promotion for two accomplished women.


From the Tarpon Springs Leader, Fall 1977

Ellis Bank Promotes Three Area Residents

TARPON SPRINGS - Three employees of Ellis First National Bank have been promoted. The announcement was made by A.L. Ellis, chairman of the board.

Robert J. Cunningham, III
Robert J. Cunningham, III has become affiliated with the bank as a vice president and to be manager of the Palm Harbor Branch to be established at the corner of Alternate 19 and Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor. Cunningham holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alabama received in 1960. From 1960 to 1962 he was with the Fidelity-Philadelphia Bank and Trust company, Philadelphia, Pa. as assistant manager of the brokers loan department. From 1962 to 1964 he was an instructor in the personnel school of the U.S. Army and from 1964 to recently as assistant vice president and branch manager of the First Alabama Bank of Birmingham, Ala. Cunningham is married with three children and his parents are residents of Holiday.

Mary L. Toth
Mrs. Mary L. Toth, who has been affiliated with the bank for the past 21 years and heretofore serving as assistant cashier, as well as administrative assistant of Ellis Banking Corporation, was advanced to assistant vice president of the bank. Mrs. Toth is the native of Tarpon Springs, attended the University of Tampa, majoring in secretarial science and is a member of the National Association of Bank Women, Inc., American Business Womens Association, Tarpon Springs High School Band Boosters, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, member and past treasurer of St. Nicholas Church Women, member of Tarpon Springs Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of the Library, past secretary of Periboia Chapter Daughter of Penelope, Tarpon Springs. She is married to William J. Toth and has two children.

Frances S. Paulk
Mrs. Frances S. Paulk Bredemeier joined the bank in 1957 and was made assistant cashier in 1962. She was the first recipient of the Courtesy Award given by the Greater Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce. She is a native of Mississippi and lives in Crystal Beach. She is a member of the Crystal Beach Community Church and member of the National Association of Bank Women, Inc. and is treasurer of the Gulf Coast Group of NBAW, having also been nominated for listing in Who's Who of American Women. She was elevated to assistant vice president of the bank in recognition of her service as assistant cashier for the past 15 years.

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