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Business Observer Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 7 months ago

Bank adds to leadership team as it expands in region

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Stuart-based Seacoast Bank hires Tim McLean to oversee Naples market.

NAPLES — Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF) has hired Tim McLean to head up the Stuart-based bank’s operations in the Naples market, which it has targeted for expansion in the coming months.

McLean, according to a news release, comes to Seacoast Bank from BB&T, now known as Truist, where he served as a senior banker. He has 33 years of commercial banking experience and fills the role of senior vice president of commercial real estate at Seacoast.

Also joining the bank’s executive leadership team is Brannon Fitch, who has been named executive vice president and regional president for north Florida. Fitch is also a veteran of BB&T, having served as a senior banking officer and middle-market banking leader in the bank’s Houston and central Texas region.

“Expansion into north Florida and the Naples-Fort Myers area is a priority for Seacoast as we continue advancing our commercial banking business in dynamic growth markets,” Seacoast President and CEO Chuck Shaffer states in the release. “I am confident that, with Brannon’s long history of building high-performing teams across multiple markets with BB&T, he will be successful in bringing together a strong team to deliver outstanding results in north Florida in the coming periods. And with Tim McLean leading our entrance in Naples, Seacoast will expand quickly into this vibrant market.”

Seacoast, the release states, has also added a pair of commercial bankers — Ruth Darretta, formerly of Key Bank, and Andrew McGinnis, formerly of TD Bank — to its Tampa-St. Petersburg team.

As of Dec. 31, 2020, Seacoast had approximately $8.3 billion in assets and $6.9 billion in deposits.

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