NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Michael C. Walker, Florida Community Bank General Banking Executive; announced today the appointment of Ardian Zika to the post of Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Director for the Tampa Bay region. In this capacity, Zika will be responsible for developing, growing and managing the commercial banking business development efforts in the Tampa Bay region. Zika will report to William Mang, Regional Executive for Orlando & Tampa Bay Region for Florida Community Bank. Zika has 12 years of combined commercial banking and lending experience. Most recently was Vice President and Commercial Banking Relationship Manager for TD Bank in Tampa Bay.
Zika holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University. Zika is actively involved in the community. He currently serves as the gubernatorial appointee on the Pasco-Hernando State College Board of Trustees in Tampa Bay and Florida CareerSource Board of Directors in Tallahassee. Recently, Zika successfully completed the term of the appointment on the Florida Council on Homelessness as the gubernatorial appointee. In 2014, Zika served as a delegate on the Enterprise Florida Export Trade Mission to the Dominican Republic. In the past he was actively involved with Pasco Education Foundation, Rotary, YMCA and other organizations in the community.
In making the announcement, Michael Walker commented, “The Tampa Bay market area is a thriving economy and one where Florida Community Bank can fuel growth with our vast lending resources.” He continued, “With the appointment of Ardian Zika to spearhead our effort in this market, we are confident Florida Community Bank will be an able and active financial resource for Tampa Bay area businesses.” Zika will be based at the newly established Florida Community Bank office at 2202 N. West Shore Boulevard, Suite 200 in Tampa.
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