Former USF basketball player Brian Lamb was elected as the chair of the USF Board of Trustees on Thursday. Lamb takes the place of Harold W. Mullis, who will continue as a trustee. Jordan Zimmerman, advertising mogul and namesake for the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications, will serve as Lamb's vice chair.
"It's a privilege to assume this leadership role during a transformational time in USF history," Lamb said. "I will remain focused on the university's primary goal of student success and preparing them for the competitive global workplace."
Lamb has a degree in accounting from USF. He played point guard for the Bulls from 1994-1998 and was part of the 1995 NIT quarterfinal team. He twice led the team in assists and steals and averaged a career-high 10.0 points per game in 1996-97, Seth Greenberg's first season as head coach. Memorably, Lamb made two free throws in the closing seconds to beat Florida State 70-68 in front of a packed Sun Dome in 1998.
Following USF, Lamb became the youngest director of financial services in TECO history and then was named chief financial officer of Home Discovery Real Estate. He is currently a regional president for Fifth Third Bank, which he joined in 2006, and has served on the Board of Trustees since 2014.