Bank News

Valero Celebrates 15 Years at First State Bank

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Jesenia Valero, Stock Island Assistant Branch Operations Manager, on her fifteeth anniversary with the Bank. 

Valero joined First State Bank in June 2006 as a Call Center Representative. She transferred to Safe Deposit Box Coordinator/Customer SErvice Representative in 2008 and was promoted to her current position in 2019.

First State Bank Promotes Placencia

June 2021

First State Bank of the Florida Keys is proud to announce the promotion of Karinna Placencia to Tradewinds Key Largo Office Lead Teller.

Placencia joined First State Bank in 2013 as a Part Time Teller and became a Full Time Teller in 2014.

"Karinna is always professional and attentive to customers' needs," said Laura Brown, AVP/Branch Manager. "She is a hardworking employee who is always looking for new ways to grow."

 

White Celebrates 10 Years at First State Bank

June 2021

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Loan Processor Shannon White on her tenth anniversary with the Bank. 

White began her career at First State Bank in 2011 as an REO Specialist and transferred to her current position as Loan Processor in 2016.

"Shannon's proven ability to support coworkers and help customers is an asset to our Lending Team," Gary Carney, SVP/Chief Credit Officer. "We wish her continued success and longevity in her career here at First State Bank."

 

Mena Celebrates 10 Years

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Barbara Mena, EFT Coordinator, on her 10th year with the bank.

Mena began her career in 2011 as a Bookkeeping Clerk and assumed additional duties as Deposit Operations Representative. She was promoted to her current position in 2014. 

“Barbara's commitment to the bank and it's customers is admirable,” said Dawn Lau, Deposit Operations Office. “We wish her continued success as a valuable member of our team.”

First State Bank Donates to Local Non-Profit Organizations

In support of their remarkable efforts throughout the pandemic, First State Bank of the Florida has donated $15,000 to local food banks and children’s non-profit organizations serving the Florida Keys community.  

Goodwin Celebrates 5 Years at First State Bank

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Karen Goodwin, Vice President/ Corporate Services Manager, on her fifth year with the bank.

Castillo Celebrates 15 Years

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Mia Castillo, Assistant Branch Operations Manager, on her 15th year with the bank.

Laboy and Bahri Celebrate 15 Years

First State Bank is happy to congratulate Business Analyst I Nicole Laboy and Residential Loan Closer Beata Bahri on their fifteenth anniversaries with the Ba

Castro Celebrates 10 Years at First State Bank

First State Bank is happy to congratulate Martha Castro, Financial Analyst, on her tenth year with the Bank.

Castro began her career with First State Bank as a Teller at the Stock Island Branch in 2010 and progressed to Customer Service Representative/Call Center in 2011 at the Bank’s Main Branch. In 2013 she transferred to the Accounting Department as an Accounting Clerk, and in 2017 she was promoted to Financial Analyst.    

FSB is Proud to Support Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys

First State Bank of the Florida Keys is proud to be a $1,000 sponsor of the Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys annual cocktail party fundraiser. This year the theme is “Buckles and Boots,” and all proceeds remain in the Upper Keys to fund construction of homes for qualifying families.

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