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Scuderi promoted to market president

Centennial Bank employee Stephanie Scuderi was recently promoted to Market President for the Upper Florida Keys. “Stephanie has done an extraordinary job advancing our brand in the communities we serve – leading a great team of bankers in Islamorada and Key Largo”, said bank Division President Teresa Condas. “In addition, she’s used her creative talents[…]

KWAR names Guevremont new CEO

The Key West Association of Realtors recently announced the hiring of Darla Guevremont as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Guevremont was CEO of the Blue Ridge Association of Realtors in Virginia before relocating to Key West. Guevremont, who is also CEO and founding partner of Distinctions, a global management consulting firm and adviser on business[…]

Ducote earns real estate degree

Kent Ducote of Key West recently graduated with a Master of Science degree in International Real Estate from Florida International University. Ducote is a broker-associate with Truman and Co and a Certified Commercial Investment Member, which is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement. Ducote was a Realtor in New Orleans before moving to[…]

Building Dept.’s Pita retires

Kim Pita, a licensing administrator with the city of Key West’s Building Department, retired on Aug. 3 after a 29-year career with the city. Pita held the position since 1988. City Manager Jim Scholl presented Pita with a plaque in honor of her years of dedicated service to the community.

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Weinhofer, Koler join CFFK board The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys recently announced the appointment of two new members to its board of governors. Business leaders Jodi Weinhofer and Jason Koler have joined the board for a three-year term.  Weinhofer is president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys & Key West, a[…]

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Tejeda re-elected to statewide agency Lynne Tejeda, general manager and CEO of Keys Energy Services, was recently be re-elected to her fifth term as secretary for the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s Board of Directors at the group’s meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tejeda was appointed as her utility’s alternate to FMPA’s board of directors in[…]

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Matroci wins Fisher award The Mel Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 was recently presented to Andy Matroci during the Mel Fisher Days dock party at Schooner Wharf. Matroci is captain of the M/V J.B. Magruder, one of Mel Fisher’s Treasures active salvage vessels. Matroci had an illustrious diving career of 40-plus years and logged[…]

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FKCC honors Morgan, Otis as top employees Florida Keys Community College recently recognized two employees during its annual Employee Appreciation Awards luncheon.  Beryl Morgan, director of financial aid, was named Employee of the Year, and Rita Otis, a nursing instructor, was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year. College President Jonathan Gueverra recognized Morgan for her[…]

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Griffin marks 20 years with First State Laura Griffin, BSA/Fraud Coordinator, is celebrating her 20th anniversary with First State Bank of the Florida Keys. Griffin joined First State Bank as a teller at the main branch in 1997, was promoted to lead teller in 1998, teller/Customer Service Representative/Teller Trainer in 2004, Operations Administrative Assistant in[…]

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First State promotes Cruz, Garcia First State Bank of the Florida Keys recently promoted Lucy Cruz to vice president compliance officer. Cruz joined First State Bank in 2007 as a compliance officer, and was promoted in 2009 to assistant vice president. “We are extremely fortunate to have Lucy’s expertise, professionalism and attention to detail on[…]