James “Bruce” Vredenburg is the President of Hancock Whitney Bank of Pensacola and Emerald Coast Markets, serving Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties. He has worked for Hancock Whitney for 10 years and has been in the banking industry since 1991. He has been recognized in the Pensacola New Journal’s 40 under 40 (2004) and a recipient of the PACE Awards – Business Leader of the Year (2017).
Bruce earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1991, was a graduate of Leadership Pensacola in 1999, and graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in 2013. Bruce currently serves on the Board of Directors for three organizations: Florida’s Great Northwest (Chairman), University of West Florida Foundation (Member of Investment Committee), and West Florida Hospital (Vice Chairman).
Bruce is a Pensacola native and has been married to his wife, Lucy, for twenty-four years; together they have three children Hunter, 22; Kailey, 20; and Zachary, 14.