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Michael Hume - President & Chief Executive Officer, W&O 

 Michael Hume is the President and Chief Executive Officer for W&O. Before this position at W&O he served as the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this role, Mr. Hume served as the Vice President of Business Development, where he focused on acquisitions and expansion opportunities. Mr. Hume first came to W&O in 1992, serving as the branch manager in Long Beach, CA. He left in 2000 for 7 years to pursue other interests, but returned to W&O in December of 2007.

Mr. Hume began his career as a loan officer in the banking industry, working closely with privately held business owners. Through this direct experience, the opportunity to join W&O presented itself. Michael received his Bachelor's degree in Finance from Babson College and went on to earn his MBA in International Business.

Michael has been involved as a Big Brother and a Junior Achievement mentor. He also supports the Mary Knoll Mission and is involved with the local Ronald McDonald House and the ARC of Jacksonville. Michael and Sally, his wife of over 25 years, have 4 children and stay active with their busy lives and many extracurricular activities. Michael especially enjoys playing golf and tennis and rooting for his team from Boston.