CenterState Bank Opens First Facility of It’s Kind in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (October 30, 2012) – CenterState Bank announces the opening of a new Loan Production Office along with the hiring of two experienced financial lending professionals to head up the Gainesville, Fla. office. The only banking office of its kind in Gainesville, this facility will enable CenterState Bank to provide commercial lending products on a local, personal level.

“The Gainesville Loan Production Office will provide one-on-one commercial lending to the growing CenterState Bank family,” says Commercial Loan Assistant Brenda Gregory. “We are the only Loan Production Office in the area. At CenterState, lending is handled by local decision-making authorities who are experienced in working with you to create customized financial solutions.”

Kip Harrison, a 32-year-banking-veteran, has been hired as Vice President of Commercial Lending. Well connected to the community, Harrison has served the Gainesville banking market for 23 years. Harrison will develop new client relationships and will also be responsible for developing and managing the loan portfolio of the region’s loan production office.

Brenda Gregory, a 31-year-banking-veteran, has been hired as Commercial Lending Assistant. Gregory will assist in developing new client relationships and commercial loan execution.

About CenterState Bank
CenterState Bank is a Florida-based community bank providing online banking, commercial lending, residential mortgages and investment services from 55 branches throughout the state. For more information, please visit

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