January 27, 2022

NFLT is featuring its Board Members and highlighting the great work they are doing within our organization and in the broader community.

Scott P. Keith

Scott P. Keith was the regional president for North Florida at Truist Financial Corporation, the nation’s premier financial services company. He assumed his current position on November 2019, upon the closing of the merger of equals between BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks, Inc. He recently retired from Truist.

In his role, Mr. Keith was the company’s senior leader in the market responsible for delivering the full complement of the company’s services to clients in the area and directing the commercial business.  

Previously, Mr. Keith was BB&T regional president for North & Central Florida. He joined BB&T in 2005 as the Jacksonville Market President. In June 2010, Mr. Keith was named as regional president for BB&T’s North Florida region. Prior to joining BB&T, Mr. Keith worked for 8 years at SunTrust Bank. Mr. Keith held numerous positions with SunTrust including Corporate Banker, Corporate Banking Manager, and Regional Commercial Line of Business manager. Mr. Keith began his banking career in 1987 when he joined American National Bank’s credit training program in Jacksonville, FL.

How long you have served on the board? 

I have served on the NFLT board for a little over a year now.

What influenced you to join the NFLT Board? 

In my role as Regional President for BB&T/Truist, I had the pleasure of working with NFLT and Jim McCarthy for many years. I’ve always been impressed with how the business is run and the positive impact it has on our community. I’m also an avid outdoorsman and believe it important to preserve our lands while finding ways to support development to make our community a place to be treasured for decades to come.

What excites you most about the direction of NFLT, and how will you contribute to it?

NFLT has had significant success in recent years preserving unique and important lands around our communities. The staff is competent, professional, and dedicated and donors from all walks of life help NFLT achieve its mission. Supporting staff, engaging where needed with local and state leaders on policy matters and sharing the great work of NFLT with potential donors excites me for the future.

As you observe our local area, what is an issue affecting North Florida that concerns you? How do you think NFLT can help? 

North Florida is an incredibly diverse landscape with tremendous natural resources for our citizens to use and enjoy. With continued rapid growth in population, many communities build places to live without securing a sense of place for the residents to enjoy.  Ensuring our community remains a place with amazing waterways, marshes, and lands for all to enjoy while growing in population can be a difficult balance to achieve.

What is something NFLT members, staff, and even other Board Members might be surprised to know about you? 

I’ve always enjoyed hunting with my dad. As he could no longer enjoy being outdoors with me, I began videoing my hunting, fishing or camping trips and sharing with him. After he passed away, I continued to enjoy capturing the outdoors on film and began sharing them on YouTube. As my wife likes to say, I’m just an outdoorsy dad whose kids are all grown and takes his camcorder outdoors. I’m having fun with my Creek Rise Outdoors YouTube fun.