February 6, 2023

Banking

Climate First Bank, Orlando

Jose Camacho joins the Climate First Bank team as one of the Board of Directors. As a veteran finance and banking professional, Camacho is currently Chairman and CEO of New World Bank and now the newest member to Climate First Bank. He will oversee business strategy as the bank approaches its second year of operations. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2023

Fifth Third Bank, Orlando

Nick Venovski joined Fifth Third Bank as vice president and middle market relationship manager. Nick will serve organizations in Central Florida by delivering tailored financing, capital markets and cash management solutions. Nick has 13 years of banking experience working with commercial, corporate and governmental/institutional clients to enable their strategic goals. Read more »
Published on 1/18/2023

Fifth Third Bank, Tampa

Fifth Third Bank has appointed Kaela Lerner to senior vice president, Treasury Management area manager to lead a team of Treasury Management professionals in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville with a focus on growth. A FAU graduate, Kaela has 36 years of financial services experience including 17 years in Treasury Management in management, sales, operations and marketing. Read more »
Published on 12/14/2022

Fifth Third Bank, Tampa

Fifth Third Bank has appointed Hao Kien to vice president, middle market relationship manager. In this role, Hao will apply his more than 15 years of banking experience to advise and assist middle market companies with their capital and banking needs. He earned a MIS degree from the University of South Florida and enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife. Read more »
Published on 12/14/2022

U.S. Century Bank, Miami

U.S. Century Bank and USCB Financial Holdings, Inc. announced its Chair, Aida Levitan, Ph.D. has been named to the Forbes '50 Over 50' Money List. Read more »
Published on 11/14/2022

Eastern National Bank, Miami, FL

Louis M. Ferreira, chairman, president and CEO of Eastern National Bank in Miami, was appointed to the Florida Bankers Association Board of Directors. The trade association, founded in 1888, advocates on behalf of Florida's financial community to serve member banks and customers. Eastern National Bank is a 53-year-old full-service financial institution. Read more »
Published on 10/19/2022

Climate First Bank, St. Petersburg

Cindy Kindl joins the Climate First Bank Team as a Universal Banker III at the St. Petersburg location. She has over 5 years of banking experience as a teller, relationship banker and lender. Kindl brings more than 20 years of customer service experience to her new role as a frontline point of contact for our clients in the west Florida market and beyond. Read more »
Published on 10/4/2022

Climate First Bank, St. Petersburg

Tyler Linn joins the Climate First Bank team as VP, Commercial Lender. Bringing five years of banking experience to his new role, Linn will develop new commercial relationships for the bank in the St. Petersburg/Tampa market. Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

Climate First Bank, Tampa

Climate First Bank welcomes Abraham Perez Serra as AVP, Network Engineer. Perez Serra brings more than 17 years of experience in information technology to the role. In this role, Perez Serra supports installation, monitoring, and optimization of the bank's network hardware, software and communication links. Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

Climate First Bank, Orlando

Jennifer Biegemeier is now VP, Director of HR and Board Secretary for Climate First Bank. With 13 years of experience, Biegemeier will recruit and retain top-tier talent, create onboarding and training processes and manage employee relationships. For the Board, she will handle administrative duties like maintaining meeting minutes, scheduling meetings and more. Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

Climate First Bank, St. Petersburg

Climate First Bank welcomes Michael Madison to the team as VP, SBA Lender. With nearly 15 years of banking experience, Madison's primary focus is using the SBA programs to help small businesses obtain funding they need to accomplish their goals. Madison specializes in business acquisitions, expansions, real estate and franchise lending. Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

Climate First Bank, Mount Dora

Kaina Norelia joins the Climate First Bank team as VP, Branch Manager. Based in Lake County, Norelia will manage the bank's upcoming Mount Dora location. With 10 years of experience, she aims to give customers an exceptional banking experience each time. Norelia brings a wide range of knowledge to her new role, from operations management to customer service. Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

Climate First Bank, St. Petersburg

Climate First Bank welcomes Edina Remic to the team as VP, Branch Manager of the St. Petersburg location. Seasoned in all aspects of running a branch's day-to-day operations, Remic previously worked as a teller, relationship banker, assistant manager, loan underwriter and branch manager. Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

Climate First Bank, Tampa

Jim Hennessey joins the Climate First Bank team as SVP, Residential Mortgage Manager. A 35-year mortgage veteran based in Tampa, Hennessey will build and grow the bank's residential mortgage division. He brings previous mortgage loan underwriting and processing experience to help Climate First Bank customers select the most appropriate loan structure. Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

Fifth Third Bank, Tampa

Fifth Third Bank has appointed Jeff Leitman to vice president and middle market relationship manager. Jeff will advise and assist middle market clients in Tampa Bay with financing, efficiently managing capital, and new business development. A USF graduate, he has 30 years of commercial banking experience in credit, treasury services, relationship management and leadership. Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

U.S. Century Bank, Doral, Florida

U.S. Century Bank, one of the largest community banks headquartered in Florida, announced Jessica Goldberg, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, elected President of the South Florida Banking Institute (SFBI). Read more »
Published on 6/6/2022

Fifth Third Bank, Jacksonville

Fifth Third Bank has appointed Michael Colon to senior vice president and middle market relationship manager. In this role, he will assist middle market clients in Jacksonville structure financing, efficiently manage capital and navigate variable market conditions. Michael has more than 28 years of banking experience and served more than 23 years in the Army as an officer. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2022

First Horizon Bank, Tampa, Florida

Jim Donatelli has been named Market President for First Horizon Bank's Greater Tampa Bay market. He will lead the consumer, commercial and wealth banking teams while overseeing the company's growth and expansion plans. With over two decades in the finance industry, Donatelli has extensive experience in business growth and risk management for commercial clients. Read more »
Published on 5/16/2022

U.S. Century Bank, Miami, Florida

USCB Financial Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: USCB) and its wholly owned subsidiary, U.S. Century Bank (the "Bank"), announced the appointment of Robert ("Bob") E. Kafafian as an independent director of both the Company and the Bank. He will also serve on the Bank's Asset and Liability Committee. Read more »
Published on 4/11/2022

U.S. Century Bank, Miami, FL

USCB Financial Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: USCB) and its wholly owned subsidiary, U.S. Century Bank (the "Bank"), announced the appointment of Maria C. Alonso as an independent director of both the Company and the Bank. Ms. Alonso is a highly respected business executive with 25+ years across banking, marketing, social responsibility & community engagement. Read more »
Published on 4/11/2022

Climate First Bank, Orlando

Climate First Bank promotes Chris Cucci, Senior VP, to Chief of Staff. In his role, he assists executive leadership with strategic initiatives, new product development, and commercial banking business development. With nearly 20 years in Central Florida banking, Cucci's goal is growing business from Tampa to Orlando as Climate First Bank expands throughout the region. Read more »
Published on 4/11/2022

Climate First Bank, Orlando

Climate First Bank welcomes Brock McClane to the board of directors. The 34-year veteran attorney is rejoining Climate First Bank CEO and Founder Ken LaRoe after previously serving as vice chairman of the board of First Green Bancorp, Inc. He currently serves as counsel attorney for Fisher Rushmer, P.A. and has been honored by Florida Trend's Legal Elite among others. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2022

Climate First Bank, Orlando

Climate First Bank welcomes Edye Haddock to the board of directors. Mrs. Haddock is experienced in both residential and commercial real estate with a focus on the hospitality market. She moved to Winter Park, Fl in 1994 where she established Murphy Properties. She is an active volunteer and community leader in Central Florida. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2022

Fifth Third Bank, Jacksonville

As senior portfolio manager, Andrew Seibert will provide proactive investment management and service to Fifth Third Private Bank clients in Jacksonville. He has 30+ years of experience and has been a guest commentator on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business. He earned a B.S. in finance and economics from Indiana Univ. of PA and a master's degree from Point Park University. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2022

Fifth Third Bank, Jacksonville

As senior trust advisor, Cynthia Bowler will provide trust solutions and advice to Fifth Third Private Bank clients in North Florida. She has 28+ years of trust and financial experience and attended the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Northeast Florida and serves on the Planned Giving Council for the Jacksonville Zoo. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2022

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