The Bottom Line
Sunday, June 17, 2012

Housing authority honors Pierce

The Key West Housing Authority's board of commissioners recognized Larry Pierce as the employee of the second quarter. Pierce has been employed in the maintenance department since 1994. He is known as a talented, multi-faceted and dedicated employee, according to a press release from the agency.

Goodrich marks 35 years with bank

Doria Goodrich, executive vice president and personal banking officer at First State Bank, recently celebrated 35 years of service to the bank.

A native of Key West, Goodrich began her career with First State as a proof clerk after graduating from Mary Immaculate High School.

She has since served in a variety of positions including customer service representative, lead teller, branch manager and senior vice president/Key West regional manager before assuming her current position.

Goodrich holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Nova Southeastern University. She is also a graduate of the Florida School of Banking, Leadership Monroe County and the City of Key West Ambassador program.

Popham joins wildlife board

Bruce Popham, owner of Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center, has joined the board of directors of the Wildlife Foundation of Florida.

Popham has served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, the Mid-Keys Marine Association, Marathon Economic Development Council and the State of Florida's Clean Boating Partnership. He has chaired the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council for more than seven years and was one of NOAA's Environmental Heroes in 2007.

Todaro promoted to vice president

Centennial Bank is pleased to announce Mark Todaro's recent promotion to vice president/commercial lending officer.

Todaro is also a recipient of the first annual Home BancShares Chairman's Award, in recognition of his leadership and organized, proactive management style.

Todaro also was recognized this year by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys as an Unsung Hero for his work with Be the Change.

He is a past president of the board for Be the Change and is currently the president of the board of directors for Samuel's House, and is also involved with Kids Come First and Dancing Classrooms.

When he's not volunteering with these organizations, Todaro can usually be found grilling under a Centennial Bank tent at a community event.