Botthof Appointed to FSW Foundation Investment Committee

Aug 26, 2016

Richard Botthof, Vice Chairman of The Naples Trust Company, has been appointed to the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Foundation’s Investment Committee.

Mr. Botthof brings 50 plus years of experience in the financial services industry to the Foundation’s key committee, one charged with ensuring that its endowments and funds are invested for optimal long-term return.

“Dick possesses a level of experience in our market that is unrivaled,” said Dr. Lou Traina, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at FSW and Executive Director of the FSW Foundation. “Not only are we fortunate to benefit from his expertise, but also from his extensive record of involvement in the community.”

Mr. Botthof has managed client investments and trust relationships in the company’s Naples division since its inception in 2009. He was Regional President of First Union for Southwest Florida and previously was Organizer, Director, President and CEO of Commerce National Bank.

He co-founded The Regional Business Alliance of Southwest Florida and served as its Executive Director from 2004 through 2008. His community engagement includes past board service with the Naples Philharmonic Center for Performing Arts, The Collier YMCA, Economic Development Council, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, and the Lutgert College of Business’s Advisory Council at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).

The FSW Foundation Investment Committee will meet at the Community Foundation of Collier County in Naples, Fla. For information about upcoming meetings, visit

About the FSW Foundation:

Since 1966, the Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation has been enhancing the quality of higher education for FSW students and faculty. The FSW Foundation has awarded $1.2 million for student scholarships and $700,000 in academic support to the college annually since 2011. The Foundation’s focus is attracting and managing private contributions from individuals, organizations, businesses and other private foundations to support the college’s mission. To learn more about the non-profit, tax-exempt FSW Foundation or to make a gift, visit