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Gulfside Bank hires leadership for new upcoming location

The new bank is expected to open next year.

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  • | 2:45 p.m. March 23, 2023
Gary Houseworth comes in with over three decades of community banking experience.
Gary Houseworth comes in with over three decades of community banking experience.
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A new Gulfside Bank location in Sarasota is moving ahead in hiring before it’s even open. 

Gary Houseworth will be the vice president and financial center manager at the full-service bank, which will be located east of Interstate 75 and south of Fruitville Road near Fruitville Commons, a new mixed-use community. The bank recently agreed to lease terms for a new building to be constructed. 

“With our new location scheduled to open in 2024, we knew we had to find an effective leader with a proven track record to lead our new financial center,” Dennis Murphy, president and CEO of Gulfside Bank, says in a statement. “Gary has extensive experience in the East County market and brings three decades of local banking relationships that will help us hit the ground running.”

Houseworth has spent the majority of his over-30-year career working for community banks in Sarasota.

“I have deep roots in Sarasota and community banking is in my DNA,” says Houseworth. “When Dennis approached me with this opportunity to help Gulfside Bank expand into East County, I knew it was the right move for me.”



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