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CenterState Bank 2018

by Hedy Bass

Featured Photo from CenterState Bank 2018

CenterState Bank is the #1 bank in Florida according to the Forbes magazine America’s Best In State Banks List for 2018. The prestigious honor confirms the bank’s strong financial standing and signature customer service.

CenterState Bank, which is also the title sponsor for Florida Citrus Sports, operates as one of the largest community bank networks headquartered in Florida. Both the company and its nationally chartered bank subsidiary are based in Winter Haven, Florida. With more than $10 billion in assets, CenterState Bank provides traditional retail, commercial, mortgage, wealth-management, and SBA services throughout Florida and in neighboring states. CenterState Bank also has a national footprint, serving clients coast to coast, through its correspondent banking division.

A local, market-driven bank, CenterState Bank has at the helm of its Lake Mary and Sanford branches, respectively, two accomplished and seasoned bankers: Maureen LaRocca and Geeta Rampartab. Together, they bring a wealth of experience in banking and relationship management, which are CenterState Bank’s trademarks in community banking.

“In the time I’ve worked with clients in Lake Mary, I’ve built many strong and enduring relationships,” says Maureen. “Brett Barnhardt, our local community president for Central Florida, empowers us to make locally-based decisions for our unique market. Our focus is to give every client personal, individual service tailored to their needs.”

“It’s all about building relationships,” says Geeta. “My experience has taught me that people bank with people, not institutions. We’re customer focused. We get to know about their children and grandchildren and the important times in their lives. When we show our customers that we genuinely care about them, then they know we’ll give the same care and consideration to their banking needs.”

As branch managers, Maureen and Geeta are also proud of the relationships they’ve built with staff members. Building on CenterState Bank’s commitment to community, each branch budgets money for staff to use for monthly random acts of kindness.

“It’s an opportunity for staff to help our community,” explains Geeta. “Sometimes it’s helping a local school, bringing breakfast to firefighters, or paying an unsuspecting shopper’s grocery bill. They choose how to pay it forward.”

“Other times we volunteer in the community,” adds Maureen.

Commitment to customers and community is always the number-one priority for Maureen and Geeta and their dedicated staff.
Stop in or call for an appointment at the Lake Mary or Sanford branch of CenterState Bank and see how they can help you with your banking needs.   

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