Rita Lowman to Oversee Association’s Focus on Positive Banking Practices across State of Florida
Tampa, FL. [June 14, 2017] Pilot Bank today announced that COO Rita Lowman will begin serving as Chairwoman of the Florida Bankers Association on June 14. Focused on maximizing Florida-based banks ability to compete effectively and profitably while remaining a positive influence on the economic well-being of all Floridians, Lowman will be the third woman to serve as chair in the organization’s 130-year history.
Having begun her banking career more than 40 years ago, Lowman has held statewide senior level positions at Bank of America, American Momentum Bank and C1 Bank prior to joining Pilot Bank in September 2016. Also active in the Tampa Bay community Lowman serves on the boards of Outback Bowl, American Cancer Society and Centre Club. She is past Chair of the Florida School of Banking and FBA Education Foundation.
“With such extensive experience working with Florida’s most recognizable bank brands, it’s no surprise to me that the FBA would elect Rita to serve,” said Roy Hellwege, CEO of Pilot Bank. “She brings an unmatched wealth of knowledge to their efforts at a time when Florida continues to experience explosive growth and opportunity.”
“Rita was elected to serve as Chair of the Florida Bankers Association in 2017 in recognition of her strong leadership for Florida’s banking industry,” stated Alex Sanchez, President & CEO of Florida Bankers Association. “We are all very thankful and proud of her.”
Rita assumed the chair role on June 14, 2017.
“Being asked to serve is not only an honor, it’s a humbling recognition by my peers,” said Lowman. “I look forward to having a positive, lasting impact for generations of future bankers and all Floridians.”
About Pilot Bank
Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2017, the bank plans to continue to inspire and assist entrepreneurs in realizing their dreams. Steady growth will continue to lead Pilot Bank’s own expansion. The Pilot Bank team take great joy in being good corporate citizens remaining highly active in the local community. They regularly participate in, sponsor, and support several organizations like Making Strides, Big Cat Rescue, American Hearts Association, American Stage Theatre, Ronald McDonald House, the Indo American Chamber of Commerce.
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