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Sunday, August 17, 2014

First State honors Suarez

Grethell Suarez, First State Bank of the Florida Keys' assistant Marathon branch manager, was named the bank's employee of the quarter.

Suarez was recognized by her fellow employees for her initiative, proficiency and great attitude with co-workers and customers alike. She started with First State Bank as a customer service representative at the Marathon office in 2006. She is an avid volunteer for bank-sponsored civic activities such as Relay For Life and green events in the Marathon community.

Zinn joins Casa Marina

Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, recently announced the appointment of Warren Zinn as its new director of food and beverage. Bringing more than 20 years of industry experience in leadership and hospitality roles, Zinn oversees all the food and beverage operations at the luxury resort, including three food and beverage outlets, in-room dining, catering services, meetings and more.

Most recently, he served as the assistant director of food and beverage at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York city. There he was nominated for the Hilton Excellence in Leadership Award three years in a row. Prior to that, Zinn was operating partner at Daryl Wine Bar and Restaurant, an upscale retail wine shop in New Brunswick, N.J. He has also held various management roles at other top dining outlets in New York and London.

Casey, Guy celebrate anniversaries

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Shana Casey, vice president and Big Pine branch manager, on her 15th anniversary with the bank, and Lisa Guy on her fifth anniversary.

With more than 35 years in the banking/mortgage industry, Casey was hired in 1999 as the assistant vice president and Big Pine branch manager. She was promoted to her current position in 2006.

"Shana's dedication to her customers, our bank and the Lower Keys community has been an inspiration to us all, and we congratulate and thank her for many years of service," said Daisy Naseiro, First State Bank senior vice president and branch administration manager.

A Florida Keys native, Casey is a graduate of Marathon High School, Florida Keys Community College and the Florida School of Banking.

Casey was named Big Pine and Lower Keys Rotarian of the Year in July 2006. She is a member and past president of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and the Lower Keys Rotary, as well as a member of Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors and the Lower Keys Women's Club.

First State Bank is also happy to celebrate Key Largo assistant branch manager Lisa Guy's fifth year with the bank.

Guy joined First State Bank with more than 20 years banking experience in 2009 as assistant branch manager at the bank's Key Largo office. Originally from New Jersey, she is a graduate of Coral Shores High School and received a diploma from the American Institute of Banking. Guy lives in Tavernier with her family.

"Lisa demonstrates professionalism and a commitment to our customers," said Laura Brown, assistant vice president/branch manager. "We applaud her on her milestone anniversary and look forward for more to come."