Tom Kuntz retired on December 31, 2013 from SunTrust Banks, Inc. as corporate executive vice president and as president and chief executive officer of SunTrust Banks, Florida, after a 35-year career with the company. Mr. Kuntz continues to serve on the board of directors of SunTrust Bank, now Truist, Central Florida.
Mr. Kuntz is currently a member of the board of directors of Guidewell Mutual Holding Corporation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. Mr. Kuntz is also a trustee of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust, one of America’s most generous supporters of pediatric health care. He is a member of the board of trustees and vice chairman of the University of Florida, a member of the board of directors of the Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics, Inc. and a member of the board of directors of The Nemours Foundation.
Mr. Kuntz is the past chairman of the Florida Board of Governors, the governing body for the State University System of Florida, which oversees all Florida public universities. He is a past chairman of the Florida Higher Education Coordinating Council, the past vice chairman of Enterprise Florida, and past vice chairman of the Florida Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding.
In 2015 Mr. Kuntz received the prestigious Governor’s Business Leader of the Year Award, presented annually to the Florida business leader who has excelled in both business and civic leadership. He is also a past (2013) recipient of the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award.
Mr. Kuntz earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Rollins College in 1978 and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He has been married to his wife Carol for 41 years and has three children and seven grandchildren.