Rita Lowman, COO of C1 Bank, elected Chairwoman of Florida Bankers Association
C1 Bank is proud to announce the election of Rita Lowman, C1 Bank's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, as the 2017 Chairwoman elect of the Florida Bankers Association. Mrs. Lowman will be only the third woman to chair the Florida Bankers Association in its 126 year history. The Florida Bankers Association focuses on maximizing the ability of Florida based banks to compete effectively and profitably while being a positive influence on the economic well-being of all Floridians.
"Rita Lowman of C1 bank was elected to serve as Chair of the Florida Bankers Association in 2017 in recognition of her strong leadership for Florida's banking industry. We are all very thankful and proud of her," stated Alex Sanchez, President & CEO of Florida Bankers Association
"I'm extremely honored and excited for this opportunity. C1 Bank is the most innovative and exciting bank I've ever worked for and I look forward to bringing just this sort of passion to my role as Chairwoman of the Florida Bankers Association," said Lowman.
Rita Lowman began her banking career more than 30 years ago and before joining C1 Bank held statewide senior level positions at Bank of America, Regions Bank and American Momentum Bank. Since 2010, Lowman has used her knowledge and experience to help develop the deposit network for C1 Bank, recently recognized as one the fastest growing in the country.
"Rita is a force to be reckoned with. Her passion and dedication will make her a formidable chair of the Florida Bankers Association. We are thrilled that one of C1 Bank's top executives will chair the Florida Bankers Association at such a critical time for our industry," said Trevor Burgess, C1 Bank President & CEO.
About C1 Bank:
C1 Bank is a bank by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs that serves thousands of sophisticated savers and borrowers from 32 locations across Florida and online at www.C1Bank.com. C1 Bank was ranked the sixth fastest-growing bank in the United States from 2009 to 2014, as having the "Coolest Office Space," and ranked in the 2014 Inc. 5000. C1 Bank President & CEO, Trevor Burgess, won Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 in Florida in the Financial Services category and in 2014 was named American Banker's Community Banker of the Year. C1 Bank is a leader in business loans, SBA loan programs, portfolio residential mortgages, association and treasury services, and a wide suite of checking and savings depository products. C1 Bank is the Official Bank of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, The Outback Bowl, and a Corporate Partner of the Miami HEAT. On August 14, 2014, C1 Financial, Inc., the parent of C1 Bank, became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "BNK".
About Florida Bankers Association:
One of Florida's oldest trade associations, the Florida Bankers Association (FBA) was established in 1888 to advocate on behalf of Florida banks and promote the banking industry in the state.
Among its peer trade associations, the FBA stands out thanks to its focused approach to serving members through untiring advocacy at the state and federal levels, useful products and services and exceptional education program offerings.
Composed of more than 230 institutions, the FBA proudly represents banks of all sizes and focuses. From the smallest community bank in the state to the largest national bank in the country, the FBA strives to provide each and every member the opportunity to thrive in today's economic environment.
The association is governed by a 42-member board of directors and is staffed by 20 full-time employees, each dedicated to the singular mission of ensuring the success of its members.
Celebrating its 125th Anniversary, the FBA's success continues to be demonstrated throughout the State of Florida and across the country thanks to the loyalty, enthusiasm and commitment of its members.