Florida Community Bank Welcomes Its Fourth Class of FCB Masters Program Associates

Florida Community Bank (FCB) is pleased to announce this year’s
best-of-the-best college graduates selected to participate in the
advanced FCB Masters Program, a six-month intensive training program
designed to professionally develop the Credit, Financial Analysis, and
Relationship Management skills and abilities of young banking

The FCB Masters Program provides individuals who have earned an
undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting, Economics or Finance with
the foundation necessary to become a top banker and strategic partner to
Florida Community Bank’s commercial and personal banking customers.
Joined by past members of the FCB Masters Program, this year’s new team
members were recently recognized by FCB President and CEO, Kent Ellert,
at a company dinner.

Hailing from across the U.S. and internationally, this year’s class of
FCB Masters Program associates include:

Benjamin Smith, Youngstown, OhioGraduate: Youngstown State
University. Bachelor’s Degree: Finance and International Business

Sara Powell, Earl Park, IndianaGraduate: College of Charleston.
Bachelor’s Degree: Finance

Victor Sallowicz, São Paulo, BrazilGraduate: University of South
Florida. Bachelor’s Degree: Finance

Jacob Natale, Orlando, FloridaGraduate: University of Florida.
Bachelor’s Degree: Finance

Jerret Bess, Fort Myers, FloridaGraduate: Florida Gulf Coast
University. Bachelor’s Degree: Finance

Jenna DesGroseilliers, Bronx, New YorkGraduate: University of
Miami. Bachelor’s Degree: Business Administration, Major: Finance

“Our human capital has always been one of our most important assets,”
said Kent Ellert, President and CEO, Florida Community Bank. “As part of
our recruitment efforts, we look for the best and the brightest,
including those who show great promise in becoming a strong leader and
strategic partner to our customers. We look forward to cultivating the
next generation of banking professionals as we help this year’s newest
team members achieve their career goals in the financial services

The FCB Masters Program is an accelerated program providing a hands-on,
rotation-based learning experience in the areas of Credit, Commercial
and Retail Banking and Finance where team members are exposed to various
lines of business throughout the bank. On-the-job training supplemented
by formal classroom work provides trainees with the opportunity to gain
the knowledge, skills and experience required to assume a position as an
Analyst, Credit Portfolio Manager, or Commercial Relationship Manager
upon completion of the program.

Started in 2015, 26 college graduates have participated in the FCB
Masters Program to date, with many building successful industry careers
and going on to become Portfolio Managers, Commercial RMs, Financial
Reporting, Small Business Underwriting, Performance Management Reporting
and Credit Analysts within FCB. This year’s group of Masters Program
participants will get their training at the Vanderbilt Learning Center
located in Naples, FL. To learn more about the FCB Masters Program,
visit https://www.floridacommunitybank.com/masters.htm.

About Florida Community Bank

Florida Community Bank, N.A., (NYSE: FCB) is the largest community
banking company and the second largest Florida-based independent bank,
and among the most highly capitalized banks in the state. Awarded a
five-star rating from Bauer Financial™, FCB assets are over $12 billion,
with capital ratios that exceed regulatory standards. Since its founding
in 2010, FCB has been steadfast in its commitment to delivering
personalized service, innovation, and products and services equal to
those offered by the national banks. Similarly, FCB recognizes the
importance of community, fostering a corporate culture that promotes
employee volunteerism at all levels, while supporting community-based
programs and partnerships that help promote greater financial
independence and improved quality of life for families. FCB serves
individuals, businesses and communities across the state with 50
full-service banking centers from east to west, and from Daytona Beach
to Miami-Dade. For more information, visit FloridaCommunityBank.com.
Equal Housing Lender, Member FDIC.

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