New Hires and Promotions Ensure Local Coverage of Healthcare Businesses of All Revenue Levels
TAMPA, Fla., July 19, 2013 – Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay) recently hired, promoted and relocated three healthcare banking experts as part of its continued focus and expansion in the area.
“We are excited to add talented people to an already outstanding team,” said Jim Weiss, senior vice president and senior commercial banking executive of Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay). “Their knowledge and experience in healthcare banking will be a tremendous asset to Fifth Third Bank and our customers.”
The recent additions to the team include the following:
· Tamara “Tammy” Dowd, healthcare relationship manager, joins the Tampa Bay affiliate after relocating from Fifth Third Bank’s southeast Florida office. In her role, Dowd works with healthcare companies with revenues greater than $500 million to provide lending and other financial solutions. Based in downtown Tampa, she has relationship responsibility for Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. The 12-year industry veteran holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a MBA in accounting and finance from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business as well as the Series 7 and Series 63 Licenses. Dowd is a member of the Women’s Executive Leadership and currently resides in St. Petersburg.
· Rich LeComte, vice president of healthcare banking, was recently promoted to cover the commercial space for healthcare companies with $20-500 million in revenue. LeComte has more than a decade of experience in the financial services industry, including Big 4 accounting and commercial banking. He received his BSBA and MBA in finance from the University of Florida and recently graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania. The Westchase resident is active in the community, supporting causes such as the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association, among others.
· Ryan Sloan, commercial relationship manager and vice president of healthcare banking, was recently hired to provide needs-based financial solutions to healthcare companies in the Tampa Bay area with revenue sales of $2-20 million. After graduating from Florida State University, Sloan obtained the Series 7, Series 66 and Life, Health and Variable Annuities Licenses. The South Tampa resident is an active member of the Medical Group Management Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $123 billion in assets and operates 18 affiliates with 1,326 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,433 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 28% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2013, had $313 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® National Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC.