Many of our business customers have been helped through these tough times with a PPP loan. As many of the new PPP loan customers are making the move to Sabal Palm Bank for all of their banking needs, they are getting the opportunity to work with our transition team.
Meet the Transition Team
Diana is originally from Medellin, Colombia, before she moved to the United States in 2012 with her family. She lived in Sarasota for 5 years before moving to Japan where she lived for two years. While there she got her first “banking job” working for the military division of Bank of America as a CSR/Teller. She said it was a great experience but she was so glad to come back to Sarasota and start working at Sabal Palm Bank. “I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work very closely with the community, to be able to help small businesses and make a difference, because I believe that’s what we do here, every day .”
Some of Diana’s Favorites…
Road trips with her boyfriend, Netflix, sunsets, Harry Potter, sound of waves crashing, smell of the ocean, cheeseburgers, reading, dancing, and margaritas!
What does it mean to be a part of the transition team: “Being part of the team with Heather and Paula has been a great opportunity for me to be able to work with two women who are excellent in what they do and from whom I learn new things every day.”
Paula moved to Florida in 1999 from her home state of Michigan. Her career in banking started at the age of 19 at a Savings & Loan before moving on to Commercial Banking. Once she came to Florida Paula worked a series of fun jobs like a bead store, Mote Marine Aquarium & Laboratory, the Home Depot and Target, before heading back to banking. Paula is hoping to travel within the United States to see all of the great parks out west in the near future.
Some of Paula’s Favorites…
Favorite color to decorate with is Orange.
Enjoys a well prepared meal in any genre. Quality not quantity.
Hobby: Boating and swimming and floating in a pool.
How to relax: Sipping a cocktail with her cat (Wizard) purring on her lap.
What does it mean to be a part of the transition team: “Working with Diana and Heather on the team has been a breath of fresh air. We realize that every business is unique and needs special attention-to-detail to get them what they need from our offering of services to meet, and maybe even exceed, their needs and expectations.”
Heather is originally from Connecticut before moving to Florida in 2001. She has always worked for community banks, starting with Landmark Bank in 2004, Insignia Bank in 2009 and then coming to Sabal Palm Bank in 2016. Heather has worked her way through the retail side of banking as a Teller, CSR, and AVP Assistant Manager. She has been married for 10 years, and has one daughter, Isabel, who is 6.
Some of Heather’s Favorites…
Food: Mediterranean /Greek
Rainy Day Obsession: Catching up on my DVR shows!
What does it mean to be a part of the transition team: “Working on the transition team has brought many great opportunities, from new Products and Services to getting to know many of the wide range of Sabal Palm Bank clients. It has also been fun getting to know both Paula and Diana and interacting with them daily. And who knew margaritas were such a popular subject with all of us?”