The Bottom Line
Sunday, July 21, 2013

First State promotes and honors

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Kerry Hadas and Michelle Gil on their promotions.

Kerry Hadas is now assistant vice president/branch administration officer/training manager. She was hired in 1990 as a teller at the main office and has held various positions, including customer service representative, customer service support representative, head teller, assistant branch manager, and customer service officer. In 2008 she was promoted to assistant vice president/personal banking officer and became branch manager in 2012 before assuming her new role this month.

Originally from New Jersey, Hadas has lived in Key West for more than 20 years with her husband.

Gil joined First State in 2001 as customer service support representative in the deposit operations department. She was promoted to operations support supervisor and IRA specialist in 2009, became the retail branch operations team representative for the Key West branches in 2011, then transferred to the BSA department as assistant BSA officer, before assuming her current role as customer service officer/main office branch manager. Gil was honored by her fellow employees and managers in 2005 being named employee of the quarter.

Gil is a Key West High School graduate and has lived in Key West for 35 years with her husband.

First State Bank also recently congratulated Bill Estenoz, vice president, loan compliance and community reinvestment act officer on his 30th anniversary with the bank.

Throughout his career, Estenoz has held many positions.

Estenoz is a graduate of Key West High School and holds a degree in management from University of South Florida. He currently lives in Key West with his wife.

Ingram joins foundation board

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (CFFK) has announced the appointment of local architect Michael Ingram to the CFFK board of governors. Ingram is the director of the Key West office of mbi/k2m Architecture, Inc. and has been a Key West resident for nearly 25 years.

"Michael's experience as a businessman, philanthropist and civic leader is a tremendous asset to the Community Foundation," said Dianna Sutton, president and CEO of CFFK. "We are thrilled to have him join the board."

Ingram has served on the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Key West Planning Board, Monroe County Human Services Advisory Board, Key West Business Guild (past president), Key West Art and Historic Society Board of Trustees, and Friends of AIDS Memorial, among numerous other civic organizations. He is also a fund advisor of the Marion Stevens Fund, managed by CFFK. He has a B.A. in Architecture from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and has two children, Kimball and Harper.

Established in 1996, the Community Foundation encourages philanthropy and facilitates grantmaking to community nonprofits. The foundation currently manages 117 funds and endowments for individuals and nonprofit organizations. It has granted more than $17 million from these funds to support the important work of nonprofits in the Keys.