ST. PETERSBURG — The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg civic organization on Friday evening named banker and baseball enthusiast David P. Feaster the 2012 Mr. Sun. The honor, presented for the 58th time, honors outstanding business and community leadership.
A lifelong St. Petersburg resident, Feaster is president and chief executive officer of Cornerstone Community Bank. Earlier, he was area president of Whitney National Bank and a founding member, president, CEO and director of Signature Bank in St. Petersburg. He is chairman of the Clutch Hitters, a community boosters group for the Tampa Bay Rays.
His numerous civic accomplishments include leadership roles in the Greater St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Leadership St. Petersburg, Leadership Tampa Bay, All Children's Hospital, Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg, St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Baptist Church, the Governor's Baseball Dinner and the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.
Feaster is a graduate of Northeast High school and of the University of Florida's School of Business. He and his wife, Marcia, have two children, David Jr. and Lane.
Kathryn "Kit" Jesaitis, an industrial and systems engineering major at UF, was chosen Sungoddess Ambassador. She receives a $5,000 scholarship. The runner-up is Lindsey Giancola, who is majoring in interdisciplinary social science at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
The announcements came at the annual Suncoasters Ball, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort.