First State Bank’s Golembeski and Lopez Receive Promotions

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First State Bank is proud to announce the promotions of Karen Golembeski to Assistant Vice President/Appraisal Review Officer and Josh Lopez to IT Officer.

Golembeski began her career with the Bank as a Senior Credit Analyst in 2010, and quickly moved into the role of Manager of Special Assets.  She was promoted to Compliance Officer in 2013 and Appraisal Review Officer in 2016.

Golembeski is a Florida State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, a Licensed Florida Mortgage Broker, and a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker.

Lopez joined the Bank as a Network Engineer in 2011, was promoted to Senior Network Engineer in 2016 and then to IT Supervisor/Senior Systems Engineer in 2018. 

Lopez holds technology certifications for CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) and VMware VCP (VMware Certified Professional). He is also pursuing his CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) designation.