How Did Bank On Florida Originate?

Bank On Florida is an initiative powered by Florida Prosperity Partnership (FPP) to support and foster the creation of local Bank On Initiatives throughout Florida.

In December 2010, FPP convened stakeholders from across the state and the country to build an advisory council and several committees for the development of Bank On Florida. This impressive group is dedicated to helping the residents of Florida increase their disposable income, protect it, and increase their wealth-building opportunities.

A thank you to the original Bank On Florida Advisory Council:

  • Co-Chair - George Owen – Regions Bank
  • Co-Chair - Randy Swift – VyStar Credit Union
  • Aileen Pruitt – PNC Bank
  • Representative Alan Williams – Florida House of Representatives
  • April Atkins – FDIC
  • Beverly Kirton-Smith - SunTrust Bank
  • Bill Mills – Florida Prosperity Partnership
  • Cassandra Grayson – League of Southeastern Credit Unions
  • Chris Cummins – State Farm Insurance Companies/Bank
  • Denise Freedman – Bank of America
  • Janet Hamer – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Jeff Winkler – Real$ense/United Way of NEFL
  • Jerri Franz – Real$ense/United Way of NEFL
  • Jim Carras – Development Finance Council
  • John Olsen - FDIC
  • Joyce O’Dongo – Fifth Third Bank
  • Karen Landry – War On Poverty
  • Karl Nurse – City of St. Petersburg
  • Kaye Schmitz – Florida Prosperity Partnership
  • Laura McComas – National League of Cities
  • Maureen Quinlan – United Way of Marion County
  • Michael Gutter – University of Florida/IFAS
  • Mike Smith – TD Bank
  • Roger Mercado – United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades
  • Ruth Owen – EverBank
  • Suzanne Seabolt – Urban Trust Bank
  • Ted Granger – United Way of Florida
  • Valerie Hendriex Jenkins - Wells Fargo Bank

Bank On Florida continues to thrive as a meaningful movement to encourage more communities, their leaders and financial institutions to serve all Floridians!

Bank On Florida Launch

Florida CFO Jeff Atwater launches Bank On Florida.