Carney Promoted to COO of First State Bank

Pandemic Updates

First State Bank of the Florida Keys is proud to announce the promotion of Gary Carney to Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.

Carney joined First State Bank in 2006 as Senior Vice President/Senior Loan Administration Officer and was promoted to Executive Vice President (EVP) in 2008 and to EVP/Chief Credit Officer in 2012.

“Gary’s knowledge and leadership of both the customer experience and operational sides of lending have made the production and support areas of the Bank a cohesive and effective unit,” said Karen Sharp, President & CEO.  “We are pleased to recognize his proven successes and accomplishments as well as his skill for taking on new challenges and finding solutions. One of his most recent triumphs was building the team to assist customers in obtaining almost $100 million in PPP loans from the government to provide support during the pandemic.  We congratulate Gary on this well-deserved promotion and wish him continued success in the years to come.”