PLANT CITY, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Andrew Samuel, president, chief executive officer, and director of Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBCP) and Sunshine Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brent Smith as senior vice president, corporate development. In this role, he is responsible for strategic plan development and management; investor relations; analyzing and recommending future products, services, and business opportunities to drive the growth of the organization; and leading corporate and business development initiatives.
“Brent and I worked closely together at Tower Bancorp, Inc. and I have a great deal of respect for him as a strategist, and am delighted he is a part of our growing team,” said Andrew Samuel. “His experience and skill set, including his strong focus in corporate strategy, will be especially beneficial in ensuring that we are best positioned to capitalize on the great opportunities ahead of us.”
Mr. Smith has over 9 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Sunshine Bank he was vice president and director of brokerage services at Susquehanna Bank. He joined Susquehanna after the acquisition of Tower Bancorp, Inc. where he had served as Vice President and Director of Investor Relations. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Messiah College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from Shippensburg University, and currently holds his Series 7, 66, 24 and Life, Accident and Health Insurance licenses.
Actively involved in the community, Mr. Smith has served as a junior varsity and varsity assistant boys’ soccer coach, was the recipient of the National Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Award for 2011, and is currently on the board of the Brethren Housing Association where he chairs the strategic planning committee.
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 name of Sunshine State Bank was adopted. In December of 2014, the name was further streamlined to Sunshine Bank. 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, Equal Housing Lender.