Mr. Lastinger is the retired president and chief operating officer of Barnett Banks, Inc. (now Bank of America). He joined Barnett in 1971 as a financial and market analyst and was promoted to assistant vice president in 1975. From 1976 to 1980 he served as president and CEO of Barnett Bank of Gainesville, rejoining the parent company as executive vice president, then vice chairman/director until 1991, when he became president and COO. Mr. Lastinger has been active in civic and academic activities throughout his career. He has served UF on the business advisory council, the Warrington College of Business Administration Major Gifts Committee and in various capacities with the foundation board. He is a recipient of UF's Distinguished Alumnus Award (1992) and the Most Outstanding Alumnus Award (1991) from the Warrington College of Business Administration MBA program. He earned a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA in 1965 and 1971, respectively. He graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 1981 and completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 1982. Mr. Lastinger is a past president of the UF Foundation Board. He serves on the board of directors for the Whitney Lab in St. Augustine and Shands Hospital. Mr. Lastinger serves on the advisory boards of P.K. Yonge and the Lastinger Center for Learning in the UF College of Education. He is a past director of Gator Boosters. He was co-chair of the It's Performance That Counts campaign.