PLANT CITY, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Andrew Samuel, president, chief executive officer, and director of Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBCP) and Sunshine State Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Abbey as senior vice president, commercial lending officer. In his role, Mr. Abbey will be responsible for building and overseeing commercial lending relationships.
“Brad will be a great asset and we are pleased he is joining our organization,” said Andrew Samuel. “He has a proven track record of success and will be a wonderful addition to our talented team of commercial lenders.”
Mr. Abbey has eight years of banking experience, most recently as vice president and business banker at First Citrus Bank where he managed a large group of commercial client relationships. He is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in finance, and is active in the local community, currently serving on the finance committee at the Glazer Children’s Museum.
“I have had the privilege of working with Brad at a prior organization and am delighted to have someone with his lending expertise, local market knowledge and relationship banking skills join our lending team,” said Bruce Carr, EVP chief lending officer.
About Sunshine Bancorp, Inc.
Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. was formed in 2014 as the holding company for Sunshine State Bank. First organized in 1954 under the name First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Plant City, in 2014 after converting from the mutual form of organization to the stock form, the current name of Sunshine State Bank was adopted. Operations are conducted from the main office in Plant City, Florida. The Company provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses primarily located in Hillsborough County and Pasco County, Florida. For further information, visit the Company website www.sunshinestatefederal.com. Member FDIC.