People on the Move: March 25, 2023

People on the Move: March 25, 2023

TC Federal Bank Welcomes Ryan Poole

TC Federal Bank recently welcomed Ryan Poole to their Tallahassee team as a Commercial Banker. Mr. Poole has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry with has vast experience in commercial lending, small business development and bank management. Mr. Poole involved in the community, with organizations such as Sunrise Rotary, Early Learning Coalition, ULI, The Seminole Boosters, NEBA and many others.

Mr. Poole received an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Georgia Southern University and an MBA from Florida State University. He is an avid Noles fan and loves to travel (especially to college football stadiums), spend time with his family, read and golf.

Nat Higdon, TC Federal Bank’s Senior Lending Officer and Tallahassee President states, “I have known Ryan for a couple of years now and am very excited to have him on the TCF team. Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge and a willingness to work hard for the clients and the bank. I am excited for the future of the Commercial banking team not only here in Tallahassee but corporately in all of the communities that TC Federal Bank serves. Welcome to the family Ryan.”

TC Federal Bank was established in Thomasville, Georgia in 1934. What began as a Savings & Loan by the citizens of Thomas County during the Great Depression, TC Federal Bank has grown into a $406 million dollar community bank serving the financial needs of families and businesses in North Florida and South Georgia communities. For more information on TC Federal Bank, visit

Mike Dasher Joins Capital City Bank

Capital City Bank recently announced Mike Dasher has joined its team of wealth advisors, bringing more than seven years of experience in the financial industry and 13 years of experience in charitable gift planning and development with Florida State University. Dasher will be teaming with Capital City Trust Company, Capital City Investments and Capital City Strategic Wealth to provide expertise in investment strategies, retirement planning, estate and tax planning and risk management for clients.

Dasher is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management. He is an active community volunteer, currently serving as a member of the Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council, Tallahassee Quarterback Club, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and Economic Club of Florida. Dasher also attends St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tallahassee.

Capital City Investments Announces New Advisor

Capital City Investments, a subsidiary of Capital City Bank Group, Inc., recently announced Lisa McPherson has joined its team of advisors helping serve the investment needs of clients in the greater Wakulla area. McPherson draws upon more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry, with emphasis on retirement, estate and tax planning as well as risk management.

She focuses on developing comprehensive financial plans based on individual goals and aids in creating a seamless transition into retirement for clients. McPherson holds Series 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations with LPL Financial and state Life, Health and Variable Annuities licenses.

McPherson is a graduate of Elmhurst University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, and she holds the professional designations of Accredited Asset Management Specialist™ and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™. Bringing nearly 27 years as a financial professional to Capital City Investments, McPherson is eager to implement, manage and improve upon appropriate strategies geared toward helping her clients achieve long-term success. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, walking her dog and spending time with family and friends.

Douglas Kilby Earns Certified Information Privacy Professional

Stearns Weaver Miller recently announced that Tallahassee Litigation Shareholder Douglas Kilby has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The CIPP/ US demonstrates a strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations and is the global standard in privacy certification.

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“The CIPP/US provides me with a formal, in-depth understanding of privacy and data protection law, and the IAPP resources will allow me to better serve clients in strengthening compliance and risk mitigation practices,” said Kilby.

Kilby is a seasoned litigator with over 30 years of experience, focusing his practice on class action, anti- trust, consumer protection, business litigation, and government investigations. These investigations include matters involving Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice Act (FDUTPA) and Florida’s Antitrust, RICO, CANSPAM, data breach, and price gouging statutes.

Kilby is a former Senior Assistant Attorney General of the State of Florida’s Economic Crimes (Antitrust) Division and has more than 20 years’ experience advising clients with internal investigations and creating compliance policies and systems to reduce the risk of government enforcement actions. He also regularly advises companies on a variety of privacy law matters, including digital marketing, website privacy compliance, and bio[1]metric data collection.

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