January 14, 2020 –NAPLES/FORT MYERS, FLA – Hodges University announced that Dr. Todd Katz has joined as the Dean of Johnson School of Business.
His responsibilities include overseeing the degrees and programs in the Johnson School of Business, in addition to creating new degrees and programs that help fulfill the workforce needs of organizations and corporations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
“Dr. Katz brings extraordinary, real-world experience that will take our business school to a new level of excellence,” said Dr. John Meyer, President of Hodges University. “His expertise and enthusiasm will ultimately benefit the students we serve.”
Dr. Katz brings over 25 years of professional experience as a senior financial services executive. His achievements include developing, growing, and leading financial services companies in fast paced, high growth, dynamic environments. Additional strengths include business development, relationship and risk management, strategic planning, credit, sales leadership, employee motivation, corporate finance, including capital raising and merger and acquisitions, recruiting and developing high performing management teams.
Dr. Katz earned a Bachelor of Science in History from the University of Florida, and a Juris Doctor in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law from the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law. He was President and CEO of Tarpon Coast Bank until April 2019 and was Vice Chairman and President of Calusa Bank and Tarpon Coast National Bank (1997-2015). He served as General Counsel for Southwest Banks, Inc. and its subsidiary banks, including First National Bank of Naples, for four years. His recent volunteer experiences include Board Member, Florida Board of Nursing (2014-2015) and Board Member, Charlotte Regional Medical Center (2008-2013). He is on the board of the Charlotte Behavioral Health Center.
Hodges University, a regionally accredited, private nonprofit institution founded in 1990, prepares students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional, and civic endeavors. With over 10,000 graduates having a 93 percent rate of continued success in careers, Hodges is recognized for developing programs that are uniquely designed and delivered to serve a diverse adult learner population. With campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, Hodges provides flexible day, evening, and online classes taught by world-class faculty for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Hodges is also designated as a Hispanic serving institution, and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). More information about Hodges University is available at Hodges.edu.