Bank of Central Florida, based in Lakeland, Florida, named Lauren Fernandez as Tampa Bay market executive.
The Bank has launched a five-year growth initiative, called Vision 2025, to grow the community bank across the I-4 corridor. With offices already established from Orlando to Plant City, expanding into the Tampa Bay market was the next step, according to a statement.
“Lauren is exactly the kind of banker we are looking for to lead our growth strategy in the Tampa Bay Market,” said David Moore, president of Bank of Central Florida, in the statement. “I’ve worked with her for the past eight years and know how passionate she is about her clients and how dedicated she is to her community. She is the perfect leader to build a team of bankers that will emphasize the Bank’s client-focused culture in Tampa Bay.”
Fernandez is a fourth-generation Tampa native. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in finance.