June 29, 2022

Banking

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

Professional Bank, Coral Gables

Abel L. Iglesias has been named CEO of Professional Bank and Professional Holding Corp. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the bank. Herbert Martens, a Professional Bank founder, has been named the non-executive Chairman of the Board of both entities. He is the Managing Partner of Advent Associates, LLC, a private investment company. Read more »
Published on 3/14/2022

Fifth Third Bank, Tampa Bay

David Austin has been promoted to SVP and commercial sales manager for Fifth Third Bank in Tampa. With more than 33 years of commercial banking experience in Tampa Bay and as a University of Florida graduate, he will lead a team of relationship managers that advise and assist clients structure financing, efficiently manage capital, and navigate variable market conditions. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2022

U.S. Century Bank, Miami-Dade

USCB Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCB) and its subsidiary, U.S. Century Bank, announced that Ramon A. Rodriguez, CPA has been elected as an independent director of both the holding company and the bank. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2022

U.S. Century Bank, Miami

U.S. Century Bank (NASDAQ: USCB), one of the largest community banks headquartered in Florida, announced the addition of Deborah Morawski to its Business Banking Lending team. Morawski's role will be central to the bank's successful expansion in Broward and Palm Beach counties, focused on developing new business relationships. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2022

U.S. Century Bank, Miami-Dade, FL

U.S. Century Bank (NASDAQ: USCB), one of the largest community banks that is now publicly traded and headquartered in Doral, Florida, announced that Alexander Fortich has been named Chief Compliance Officer. Mr.Fortich has served as Senior Vice President, BSA-AML Officer and Compliance Director since joining the bank in 2013. Read more »
Published on 2/7/2022

Fifth Third Bank, Tampa

Fifth Third Bank has appointed Scott Besece to vice president and healthcare relationship manager. He will assist healthcare clients structure financing, efficiently manage capital and navigate variable market conditions in the Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville markets. He has more than 25 years of banking experience, including 20 years of focus on the healthcare industry. Read more »
Published on 11/22/2021

Fifth Third Bank, Orlando

Fifth Third Bank has appointed Frank Cover to senior vice president and middle market relationship manager. In this role, Frank will be responsible for assisting middle market clients in Central Florida structure financing, efficiently manage capital and navigate variable market conditions. Frank has more than 25 years of experience in middle market banking. Read more »
Published on 11/22/2021

ConnectOne Bank, West Palm Beach, Florida

ConnectOne Bank, a leading commercial bank in the NY/NJ region is expanding its reach with a banking team in West Palm Beach Florida. This is a natural progression for ConnectOne to further support NY Metro-based clients who already have a presence in this market. Plans are to open a permanent banking office in the early part of 2022. Jack Buell will lead the Market Team as Managing Director/Director of Commercial Lending-Florida Market for ConnectOne Bank. Danielle Webel has also joined ConnectOne Bank as SVP/Commercial Loan Officer Florida Market. Jack and Danielle will support ConnectOne's growing client base in South Florida, while continuing to build the team to provide commercial real estate, C&I, deposit and cash management products. Read more »
Published on 11/2/2021

Climate First Bank, Orlando, Florida

Climate First Bank welcomes Lex Ford to the team. Based in Orlando, he will helm commercial loan operations, expand the bank's presence in Central Florida and grow connections across the state. Ford is applying with the appropriate agency to become President. "I'm excited to join the talented team at Climate First Bank and work closely with Ken LaRoe again," said Ford. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2021

Climate First Bank, Orlando, Florida

Climate First Bank welcomes Jeff Cowherd. Based in Central Florida, Cowherd has over 40 years of experience in banking and will develop banking relationships with businesses and consumers. He is applying with the appropriate agency to become Executive Vice President/Senior Lender. "I jumped at the chance to work with Ken LaRoe again," he said. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2021

FirstBank Florida, Miami, FL

Jose Maria Lacasa has been named Executive Vice President & Business Director for FirstBank Florida. Lacasa brings over 20 years of experience in the banking industry to his new role, where he will be responsible for driving future growth in the region, along with enhancing brand and client satisfaction in collaboration with the regional leadership team. Read more »
Published on 10/18/2021

Fifth Third Bank, Tampa

Fifth Third Bank appointed Mike Smith to head of business banking for the region, leading a team of business bankers in the Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville markets. He has more than 28 years of experience serving in leadership roles within the financial services industry, including his previous role as business banking market manager for Fifth Third's Cincinnati region. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2021

Amerant Bancorp Inc., Miami

Amerant Bancorp Inc. announces Kristy Amaro has been named Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Read more »
Published on 9/20/2021

Fifth Third Bank, Tampa

Mike Stanchina has been promoted to SVP and commercial team leader in Tampa Bay. He will lead a team of relationship managers that advise and assist clients structure financing, efficiently manage capital and navigate variable market conditions. He has 17 years of commercial and investment banking experience and is a former nuclear submarine officer for the U.S. Navy. Read more »
Published on 9/6/2021

Iberiabank First Horizon, Orlando

IBERIABANK First Horizon announced the appointment of SVP, Private Banking Group manager, Lawrence Hatch to market president, Central Florida. Hatch previously led the bank's Private Wealth Group. Hatch will oversee balance sheet and income statements of all lines of business in the Central Florida market; including not limited to consumer, wealth and commercial banking. Read more »
Published on 8/9/2021

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