The trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund have selected Marty Lanahan, longtime Jacksonville businesswoman and bank executive, as the newest trustee of the Fund.
Lanahan, who currently serves as Regions Financial Corp.’s Area President for West Florida, will begin her term of service January 1, 2013. She fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Audrey Moran, who became senior vice president of Baptist Health, one of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund’s 330 eligible grantee organizations.
“Lanahan brings many strengths to the Jessie Ball duPont Fund,” said President Sherry Magill. “Her finance and banking background will be beneficial on many levels. Her familiarity with state and local politics will prove extremely valuable. And she understands philanthropy and the importance of community-based organizations.”
Though Lanahan currently resides in Tampa, she spent her banking career in Jacksonville, coming here after graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1986 to begin her banking career with Atlantic Bank/First Union. In 2000 she joined Regions Bank and served as North Florida Area President and Jacksonville City President until June 2012 when she was appointed area president for West Florida.
Her list of community activities is extensive, ranging from campaign chair for United Way of Northeast Florida, to member and chair of the board of the Jacksonville Electric Authority and chair of the volunteer committee for the 39th Super Bowl.
She has received a host of awards, including the EVE award for Employment, the OneJax Humanitarian Award and the Cultural Council Individual of the Year. And she has served on the boards of a score of community organizations including the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, the YMCA for Florida’s First Coast, Theatre Jacksonville and LISC Jacksonville.
“I am incredibly honored to be selected as a trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund,” Lanahan said. “The Fund does remarkable work and I am excited to be a part of that. Plus, this will allow me to stay closely connected to North Florida even though my work is focused elsewhere, and that means a lot to me.”