STUART, Fla. -- Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF), and its banking subsidiary Seacoast Bank, one of the largest community banks in Florida, celebrated the grand opening of its new full-service retail branch and commercial banking offices in Jacksonville on May 9, 2023. This milestone follows Seacoast’s initial expansion into the Jacksonville market early last year via the establishment of a Commercial Banking team. Seacoast Bank’s expansion into Duval County follows years of robust growth across Florida. During this time, the Bank has welcomed numerous prominent executives and market leaders to its talented team of financial experts. With the opening of its new branch, Seacoast Bank further solidifies its presence in the Jacksonville market.
“I am thrilled about the ongoing growth and expansion of Seacoast Bank in one of Florida's most dynamic markets. We are eager to welcome and serve customers and businesses in the vibrant Northeast Florida community,” said Chuck Shaffer, Chairman and CEO of Seacoast Bank.
The new branch, located at 7880 Gate Pkwy, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL, 32256, will be managed by Bridget Foster, a lender, retail, and small business banker with over two decades of experience.
The greater Jacksonville market is led by Market President Dawn Dorsey. When combined, she and her team of commercial bankers have over 100 years of banking experience. Dawn and her team partner with Jim Citrano, Seacoast Bank Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending, to support the needs of commercial real estate developers. Jim has devoted his career to building relationships and structuring commercial real estate loans for business owners in Northeast Florida. This team’s history of serving the customer and community will distinguish Seacoast Bank’s platform throughout the market.
Given the rapid pace of change and recent economic uncertainty, we believe it’s important for customers to understand the strength of their banking partner. Seacoast has focused on maintaining a fortress balance sheet with strong capital and liquidity. This discipline allows us to support our customers through all economic cycles — and has kept us consistently doing so since 1926.