Giving Back Is Key

Shana Casey, First State Bank of the Florida Keys’ Vice President, Lower Keys Senior Manager, was awarded the Terry Miller Memorial Service Above Self Award by the Big Pine and Lower Keys Rotary Club.

With over 35 years in the banking and mortgage industries, Casey joined First State Bank in 1999 as Assistant Vice President, Big Pine Branch Manager. 

Laura Griffin, BSA/Fraud Coordinator, is celebrating her twentieth anniversary with First State Bank of the Florida Keys.

Griffin joined First State Bank as a Teller at the Main Branch in 1997, was promoted to Lead Teller in 1998, Teller/Customer Service Representative/Teller Trainer in 2004, Operations Administrative Assistant in 2006, and to her current role in 2013.  Additionally, she was named an Employee of the Quarter in 2004.

Doria Goodrich, First State Bank of the Florida Keys Executive Vice President and Personal Banking Officer, is celebrating forty years with the Bank.

A native of Key West, Doria began her career with First State Bank as a Proof Clerk after graduating from Mary Immaculate High School. During the years that followed, she served in a variety of positions including Customer Service Representative, Lead Teller, Branch Manager and Senior Vice President/Key West Regional Manager before assuming her current position.

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Joy Wilson on her promotion to Assistant Vice President, Residential Loan Officer, and Peggy Hamilton on her promotion to Assistant Vice President, Corporate Administration Officer.

Wilson joined First State Bank in 2014 with over thirty years of banking and lending experience in the Middle Keys community. 

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Susan Larson, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Compliance and BSA Officer, and Lori Henriquez, Loan Servicing Supervisor, on their twenty-fifth anniversaries with the Bank.


First State Bank of the Florida Keys donated over 60 reusable grocery bags to the Key West Fire Department to help them Go Green. Firefighters from all three Key West stations visit the grocery store regularly to purchase supplies for their shifts. These bags will go a long way towards helping to reduce the department’s environmental footprint and set a great example for eco-friendly best practices.

Our volunteers at the 24th Annual Pigeon Key Art Festival on February 4th. The event offers art and historical elements, entertainment, and children’s activities with educational programming, highlighting the Pigeon Key Foundation’s important preservation, research and marine biology projects.

First State Bank's Nola Acker presents a check to Deena Hogeland for Island Dolphin Care in Key Largo.

First State Bank Volunteers at the 35th Annual Children’s Day Festival at Bayview Park in Key West (L-R) Rayleen Nungaray, Sergio Castillo,  Maria Rodriguez, Brittany Figueredo (kneeling, left), Moolah the Manatee, Yoshi Bujek, Lisbey Mira, Yaselin Rodriguez (kneeling, right), and Michelle Gil.

First State Bank’s Islamorada team gathers donations for United Way’s “Stuff the Bus”.  First State Bank branches promoted and collected items for “Stuff the Bus”, a three day campaign for the community to stuff local buses with back-to-school supplies for needy students in Monroe County.