Largest Independent Bank
headquartered in Palm Beach County

Named 2015 Established Small Business of the Year

by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

Management Team

Board of Directors


Dennis G. Bedley is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. He is also one of the organizing Directors.

Leo B. (Lee) Berman was one of the organizing Directors of Legacy Bank of Florida. Mr. Berman owns the controlling interest in two marinas located in Palm Beach County.

Thomas M. McDonald was appointed to the Board of Directors in June 2007. He is Chief Executive Officer and President of Craven Thompson & Associates, Inc., an engineering consulting firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Michael W. Moskowitz was appointed to the Board of Directors in October 2006. He is a founder and managing partner of Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A., a Fort Lauderdale based firm, where he is head of the litigation department.


Kate A. Murphy was appointed to the Board of Directors in June 2014. She is a private real estate investor, with investments in Broward County, Florida and New York, New York. Ms. Murphy is a native of Fort Lauderdale and resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her husband and children.


Stephen S. Schifrin was appointed to the Board of Directors in August 2014. He is Chief Compliance Officer of Terrapin Asset Management, LLC, and its affiliated specialty finance lending company, Terrapin Lending Company, LLC. Mr. Schifrin resides in South Florida with his wife and children.

Michael I. Udine was appointed to the Board in March 2011. He has been the Mayor of Parkland since March 2006, and a Parkland City Commissioner since March 2003. Mr. Udine is a partner at the law firm of Udine & Udine in Northwest Broward focusing on insurance litigation, commercial collections and family law.

Robert S. (Bob) Walters was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2014. He is an architect and has been Vice President of Walters Zackria Associates, PLLC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida since 2004. Prior to employment at Walters Zackria Associates, he was President of Robert S. Walters A.I.A., P.A. since 1982.


Management of the Bank


Legacy Bank of Florida presently has the following Senior Officers:


  • Dennis G. Bedley, Chairman of the Board, Director and Chief Executive Officer
  • Marcia K. Snyder, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer and Chief Operating Officer
  • Bradley R. Meredith, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • John W. Lowery, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
  • Richard A. (Rick) Simpson, West Palm Beach Market President
  • Becky Buchanan, Senior Vice President and Branch Administrator