Senior Vice President, Centennial Bank
Housing Finance Authority
110 NE 3rd Street, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
• Term: December 6, 2011 to December 6, 2015
• Nominated by: Beam Furr, District 6, Board of County Commissioners
John G. Primeau has been a respected member of the South Florida financial industry for more than 40 years. He began his professional career in banking, serving as Executive Vice President for the Commercial Lending Division of Hollywood Federal Savings and Loan, and later served as President and CEO of Unifirst Bank in Hollywood, successfully directing the merger with Republic Security Bank in 1998. Prior to joining Valley Bank, he was Senior Vice President and Market Executive for Broward County for 1st United Bank.
A dedicated community activist, John’s leadership and volunteerism have benefited countless South Florida residents. He has served as a board member of the American Red Cross, the Barry University School of Business Advisory Council, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the chair of the American Diabetes Association. He was also on the board of the South Broward Hospital District for eight years, two of which were as their Chairman.
For his outstanding service, he was honored with the National 3R Award from the American Diabetes Association and the Sunshine Health Humanitarian of the Year Award, and was recognized for this community dedication by the Memorial Healthcare Foundation. He formerly served as President of the Liberia Economic Society (L.E.S.). He also currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Women in Distress, The Board of Directors of Broward Partnership for the Homeless, The Florida Board of Bankers Association, Board of Trustees of Barry University, and as member of the State of Florida Consumer Affairs Council. He is also a member of the Broward County Housing Council and the United Way Board of Ambassador’s.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, John is a long-time Broward County resident. Having earned his MBA from Barry University, he held the office of Mayor and Councilman of the Town of Davie and served as President of the Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce.