Experience & EDUCATION
James Garner started his career in banking in 2004 after earning his Bachelor’s Degree Majoring in Finance with a Minor in Marketing from Florida Southern College. James worked for SunTrust Bank and Sunshine Bank for many years in the Polk and Hillsborough County Markets as Branch and Market Manager in branch banking. For almost a decade James has been a Commercial Lender/Relationship manager in the Lakeland and Plant City Markets.
James joined the Bank of Central Florida team in 2019 as VP/Commercial Lending Relationship Manager assisting our clients in the East Hillsborough Market. James is active and well known in his community serving as a Plant City Chamber Ambassador and Sunday School teacher at Victory Baptist Church. James has set his roots in Plant City for the past 20 years along with his wife and three children and he dearly loves being a part of his community.