Florida Gulf Bank honored with community leadership award from the American Bankers Association


Bill Turner, vice president and commercial lender at Florida Gulf Bank, accepts the American Bankers Association award for outstanding leadership and community service from Ken Burgess, Jr., president and CEO of FirstCapital Bank of Texas and vice chairman of the ABA Community Bankers Council.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Mar. 1, 2012) — The American Bankers Association recognized Florida Gulf Bank for outstanding leadership and community service by honoring them with an ABA Community Bank Award. The 2012 award was presented to William Turner, vice president and commercial lender of Florida Gulf Bank, at the ABA's National Conference in Palm Desert, California.

Florida Gulf Bank was selected from a large number of nominations nationwide for “Encouraging Volunteerism” among their staff. The ABA Community Bank Awards honor institutions that have taken an innovative, creative and effective approach to make a difference in their communities. The award is given to the institution and its entire team, rather than an individual, for the collective positive impact they have had on the community.

“The mission of Florida Gulf Bank has always been to embrace community involvement, giving time and energy to a multitude of charities and service organizations,” said Bill Valenti, president and CEO. “We are proud to be recognized for our achievements and look forward to continuing our efforts.”

Florida Gulf Bank, established in 2001, is a full-service community bank with eight banking offices in Lee County, FL. Learn more at FloridaGulfBank.com.

The American Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation's $13 trillion banking industry and its two million employees. The majority of ABA's members are banks with less than $165 million in assets. Learn more at aba.com.