STUART, Fla. - June 4, 2020 - As scenes of civil unrest continue to unfold around the country, I want you to know that I believe everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and respected as a citizen of the world regardless of the color of their skin.
At Seacoast, we strive to create an atmosphere where associates feel welcome and confident bringing their whole self to work. Inclusion, respect, and fairness live at the core of our company culture, and we believe the diversity of our associate-base and of the communities we serve make us stronger.
Each of us has a unique perspective that can be valuable to our team, our customers, and our communities. We must continue to respect each other's differences and educate ourselves to be better neighbors and citizens.
Now is the time for openand honest conversations about racial injustice. Each of us plays a part in building a kinder, more understanding world where race does not determine the exercise of our basic human rights.
I encourage you to stay informed, continue the conversation, and contribute to a solution. You can use the resources HERE to continue your education around these issues and support organizations contributing to our becoming a more just society.
I look forward to continuing this dialogue in the months ahead.
Dennis S. Hudson III Chairman and CEO, Seacoast Bank