TAMPA, Fla. (November 19, 2019) – Suncoast Credit Union announces the hiring of John Saunders as a Business Relationship Officer for the Suncoast Commercial Lending department of Suncoast Credit Union. Saunders began work in October 2019.
Saunders is responsible for expanding commercial financing needs and managing existing commercial loan relationships throughout Hillsborough County. He works with a variety of businesses and industries to help them find the right commercial loan for their desired needs.
With more than 22 years of experience in financial services, Saunders has worked for several prestigious financial institutions, including Bank of America, SunTrust Bank, Wachovia Bank, John Hancock Financial Services, and more. Most recently, Saunders was a Vice President of Regions Bank, where he served as a Relationship Manager.
Over the years, he has acquired relevant certifications and licenses including Series 6 Investment license, Series 63 Investment license, Series 7 Investment license, Life, Health and Variable Annuities license, and Florida Notary.
“John brings decades of experience to Suncoast and we’re thrilled to have him on our team,” says Melva McKay-Bass, Senior Vice President of Business Development.
Originally from Nassau, Bahamas, Saunders holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Florida Southern College.
About Suncoast Credit Union Suncoast Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Florida, the eighth largest in the United States based on membership, and the 10th largest in the United States based on its more than $10 billion in assets. Chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union, Suncoast Credit Union currently operates 68 full-service branches and serves more than 857,000 members in the following Florida counties: Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Dixie, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter. Additionally, Suncoast has secured regulator permission for future expansion into 18 additional counties throughout the state of Florida. Since its founding in 1990, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated more than $25 million to organizations and initiatives that support the health, education and emotional well-being of children in the communities that the credit union serves. For more information, visit: suncoastcreditunion.com or follow us on social media at:
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