Community banks are always looking for enthusiastic, experienced, and community driven leaders to join their ranks, and that is exactly what Sunshine Bank received with the addition of John Weatherford as their Assistant Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. Elevate had a chance to speak with John about his past, present, and future experiences and what he hopes to bring to Sunshine Bank.
Before joining Sunshine, John worked as a Commercial Banker for Florida Community Bank for a year and a half. During that time, he completed a seven-month formal credit training program known as The Master’s Program. John has been involved in the banking industry since his graduation from Saint Leo University and looks to bring his wealth of experience to Sunshine Bank and the community they serve.
Sunshine Bank is at the forefront of community involvement and Weatherford is no stranger to the task. He is currently involved in Tampa Connection, FCA South Tampa, UT’s Board of Counselors, Emerge Tampa Bay, and several other community organizations. John is also involved with After School All-Stars, which provides comprehensive, after-school programs that help kids succeed in school and life.
When asked his plans for community involvement, Weatherford says, “My primary focus is to find where there is a need and where I can add value to Sunshine’s community efforts.” For John, banking is more than just a career. Immersing himself into the community he works in has become a way of life and one he hopes to expound upon with Sunshine Bank. With the mindset of being a lifetime banker, Weatherford’s plan is to build on the foundation he has already built for himself. “I want to be in a position one day where I can make decisions and help create a good environment for bank employees and also their clients for future relationships.
John’s message to current and future customers is that he believes in the mission of Sunshine Bank. “I truly believe that Sunshine Bank, with their executive leadership, in addition to their board, is one of, if not, the best bank in town. Working with a company like Sunshine Bank, we truly keep your best interest in mind.” John is determined to forge professional and personal relationships to help his clients reach their financial goals. Looking to invest in his lifelong career in banking, John will be attending graduate school for a Master’s Degree in Banking in May of 2017. Sunshine Bank’s future looks brighter than ever with vibrant additions such as John Weatherford.
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This post was written by Elevate, Inc.