May 25, 2016 – (Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida) – Shaun P. Merriman, President and CEO of Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida, announced today that the following individuals received new positions and officer promotions as approved by the Board of Directors of Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
Dana Cairnie was promoted to Teller Supervisor. Dana joined Gateway Bank in December, 2013. Her expertise has been highly valued especially given the increase in workload. Her customer service and performance has been excellent which is shown by our University clients’ responses.
Hellen Osorio was promoted to Vice President/Credit Analyst. Hellen joined Gateway Bank in October, 2013. Her dedication, resourcefulness, and strong performance have made a noteworthy bearing on our Credit Administration Department, which is shown by the bank’s current excellent asset quality rating. In addition, Hellen currently holds the role of President of the local chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA).
Nicole Sharpe was appointed Bank Officer. Nicole joined Gateway Bank on February 1, 2016. With her skills and experience, she has already shown herself to be instrumental in coordinating the marketing and public relation activities for the bank.
Siew Sim was promoted to Vice President/Credit Analyst. Siew joined Gateway Bank in April, 2014. Her attention to detail, strong work ethic, and expertise have made an important contribution to our Credit Administration Department, which is also shown by the bank’s current excellent asset quality rating.
Dukeana Touchton was promoted to Information Security Officer/IT Project Manager. Dukeana joined Gateway Bank in January, 2009 and shown to be an indispensable IT expert. With her strong performance, Dukeana has made a significant impact and her expertise in security is valued across the bank charters.
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. Bauer Financial (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.
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