Sarasota & Bradenton, FL., July 20, 2017 – CenterState Bank, Market President, Shaun P. Merriman, announced yesterday the appointment of Michael G. Forson as Vice President and Commercial Banking Relationship Manager. In this capacity, Forson will be responsible for developing new commercial banking relationships while maintaining excellent relationships with CenterState’s existing highly-valued business clients throughout the Sarasota and Bradenton markets.
In making the announcement, Merriman commented, “We are delighted to have Mike join our organization. Not only does he have a fine reputation with over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry and extensive knowledge of commercial and consumer lending and deposit services, but Mike also has over 30 years of military service as a commissioned officer in the Florida Army National Guard.” Merriman added, “His outstanding leadership and professionalism will help our organization to continue our strong growth by offering exceptional service to our local businesses and community.”
Forson joins CenterState Bank from his most recent position as Vice President and Private Banker at Fifth Third Bank in Sarasota. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration at Argosy University. In addition to his participation on the Goodwill Veterans Task Force, Forson has recently been appointed a Board Member of the Ringling College Library Association.
CenterState Bank is a Florida based community bank and one of Florida’s largest publicly traded banks providing online banking, commercial lending, residential mortgages and investment services. CenterState has a history of quality service and community focus. Our core values at CenterState focus on themes of sustainability, a long-term horizon and the career development of our team. We believe that local ownership and local management translate into a better bank. For more information on CenterState Bank, please visit, www.CenterStateBank.com.