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$2.1B bank names Polk County leader


  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 9:45 a.m. May 15, 2024
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Crews Bank & Trust has named Andrew Foreman market president for Polk County. 

The role is a promotion for Foreman, who had been senior vice president and senior commercial banker for Crews and joined the bank in 2013 as a part of the loan operations team. The promotion, according to a statement, follows the May 31 retirement of Donna McKown, Heartland Area Market President.

"Our Heartland market covered a large region, both demographically and geographically. Donna did a wonderful job providing leadership for that region, building relationships with the customers and communities there. Like most of the bank family, I am selfishly sad that she is retiring, but wish her nothing but the best,” Crews Bank & TrustChief Banking Officer Larry McLaren says in the release. “Donna's retirement brought about an opportunity to recognize that the Heartland region’s distinct markets will benefit from more individualized, local leadership.”

The branches that will be included in the Polk County Market include the Winter Haven branch at 347 W. Central Ave. and the Lakeland branch at 221 E. Main St.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to lead an emerging market for Crews Bank & Trust,” Foreman says in the release. “The innovation of our Winter Haven and Lakeland branches is backed by a rich banking history and the tradition of customers knowing their banker.”

Rob Roberts will be named market president for Highlands County, and Justin Fussell, current market president for DeSoto County, will also now lead Hardee County, say bank officials. 

Wauchula-based Crews Bank has $2.12 billion in assets. The bank dates back to 1929 and now includes the brands. Wauchula State Bank, Crews Bank & Trust, Charlotte State Bank & Trust, and Englewood Bank & Trust. The brands have 19 branches across Central and Southwest Florida. 

 

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Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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