May 4, 2016 – (Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida) – Shaun P. Merriman, President and CEO of Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida, announced today that Nicole Sharpe has joined the company as Marketing Manager. Sharpe will manage the marketing and communication initiatives of the bank.
Sharpe joins Gateway Bank with twelve years of marketing experience within the West Michigan and Chicago markets respectively. Sharpe worked in the automotive field in marketing. Sharpe earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Dayton and a B.A. degree in English/Secondary Education from Grand Valley State University.
About Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida: Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida is an independent community bank serving business and consumer banking clients in Sarasota and Manatee counties. BauerFinancial (www.bauerfinancial.com) awarded Gateway Bank a 5-Star rating indicating the bank is well capitalized, exceeds regulatory compliance standards, and demonstrates high quality asset management.
Gateway Bank operates three full service banking locations. The main office is located at 1100 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. The University Parkway banking center is located at 6204 North Lockwood Ridge Road, and the Manatee Avenue Banking Center is located on the northwest corner of 21st Street West and Manatee Avenue West.
The employees of Gateway Bank are dedicated to giving back to the community through
volunteerism and monetary donations. In 2015, employees (43 in total) logged over 2,132 volunteer hours and raised $34,000 for local charitable causes.
The shareholders and directors of Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida are primarily residents of Sarasota and Manatee counties. The Board of Directors includes: Charles J. Bartlett – Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen and Ginsburg, PA; Dr. Gary K. Bockhold – Center for Sight; David J. Grain – Grain Management; David K. Maholias – Gateway Financial Holdings of Florida, Inc.; Shaun P. Merriman – Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida; Gavin W. Meshad – JWM Management, Inc.; Katherine K. Moulton – Resort Management Consultants; Wayne M. Ruben – WMR Consulting, LLC; and David E. Sessions, Willis A. Smith Construction Inc.
Further information regarding Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida may be obtained by contacting Shaun P. Merriman, President and CEO at 941-306-0105.