News and Updates

January 02, 2018

Bank of Central Florida Gives Back to Community through Annual Gift Program



December 01, 2017

Bank of Central Florida's 10th Anniversary Appreciation Letter.



October 05, 2017

Board Member Wins Respected Harris Award.



September 20, 2017

Equifax Breach Notice.



September 7, 2017

Bud Strang named to Board of Directors.



July 1, 2017

Bartow Banker Sandy Dobbertean Announces Retirement Date.



March 19, 2017

Bank of Central Florida Proudly Celebrates 10th Anniversary.



December 7, 2016

Employees at Bank of Central Florida Give Back to the Community.



December 1, 2016

David Houston settles into new commercial banking role at Bank of Central Florida. David Houston may have joined Bank of Central Florida just six short months ago, but he's no rookie when it comes to commercial banking. Houston brings thirty-five years of experience with him as he ventures into a new role as Senior Vice President/Commercial Lender.



July 14, 2016

Tracy Wilson has been named to the Board of Directors for Bank of Central Florida. Mrs. Wilson is Senior Vice President, IT Business Planning for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, having worked for Marriott in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. She is a Child Advocate for the Florida Guardian Ad Litem program and serves on the board of Lakeland Regional Health Systems.


June 21, 2016

Ginny Harris has been named to the Board of Directors for Bank of Central Florida. She is president of Harris & Wright, P.A. a public accounting firm in Lakeland. As a Certified Public Accountant, Harris and her firm have provided tax and accounting services to both individuals and corporations, as well as trustee services to their clients for the past 23 years.

Harris – a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force- is a 23-year Lakeland Rotary Club member, including a four-year post as their treasurer. She also is the current chair of the First United Methodist Finance Committee.


June 6, 2016

Effective immediately, David Houston will assume the role of Senior Vice President / Commercial Lender for Bank of Central Florida. Houston, who began his banking career in 1979, served as Chief Credit Officer and Director for Community Southern Bank handling commercial loans and business development as well as credit underwriting and loan servicing. He is a graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Houston currently serves as a board member and Treasurer for Alliance for Independence. A graduate of Leadership Lakeland VIII, he also serves on the Leadership Lakeland Alumni Association Board.


March 14, 2016

Scott Gardner has been named VP/Commercial Lending. Scott joined Bank of Central Florida in 2011, and supported the Commercial Lending and Credit Administration teams since that time.  Mr. Gardner’s banking career began at World Omni Financial Corporation in Fort Lauderdale in 1993, and continued with First Union in Charlotte, NC in 1996.  He returned to his hometown of Lakeland in 2003 as a commercial banker with SunTrust, and later with MIDFLORIDA Credit Union.

He is a graduate of Leadership Lakeland Class 24, past-president of Explorations V Children’s Museum, and past-president of Kiwanis Club of Lakeland.  He currently serves as a board member of Noah’s Ark of Central Florida.  Mr. Gardner graduated from the University of Florida with a double major in Finance and Marketing.



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