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Sunday, November 4, 2012

First State promotes and honors

First State Bank of the Florida Keys recently promoted Gary Carney to executive vice president and chief credit officer.

Carney joined First State Bank in 2006 with 20 years of lending, credit management, loan administration, special assets and banking experience.

First State also congratulates Jacqueline Luhta, retail business analyst/training officer and Barbie Morales, Marathon office lead teller on their fifth service anniversaries.

Centennial Bank promotes Pierson

Centennial Bank recently promoted Amy Pierson from credit analyst to commercial lender. In addition to the move, Centennial Bank promoted Pierson to vice president.

A Florida native, Pierson joined Centennial Bank after a 20-year career at Capital Bank (formerly TIB), where she started in 1993.

Keys Energy's Barroso finishes tenure

Keys Energy Services' (KEYS) Julio J. Barroso recently completed his tenure as head of the American Public Power Association's (APPA) Public Communications Committee at their annual conference in Indianapolis, Ind.

Barroso also recently finished his studies to earn a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from Saint Leo University with a 3.83 final grade point average.

APPA's Public Communications Committee organizes and supports the professional development of public power communicators from around the country who serve a combined 46 million consumers. Barroso chaired the committee in 2012 and was vice chair in 2011.

Barroso is the communications/marketing coordinator for KEYS and has been with the utility since 2003. He has helped KEYS win numerous awards over the years for excellence in communication strategies, and was named one of 60 'Rising Stars of Public Power' by Public Power magazine in 2011.

Stevenson wins transportation award

The national Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association named Glenn Stevenson of Key West as the 2012 Small Fleet Operator of the Year. He won the award for his commitment to transforming Florida Keys Taxi Dispatch 2000 Inc (FKTD) into a more environmentally friendly enterprise, The company operates Five Sixes taxi service in Key West.

Stevenson was also part of a company-wide effort to convert their Crown Victoria vehicles to Ford Escapes. He accepted the award Oct. 27 at the TLPA's annual convention in Las Vegas.