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FSB’s Welch retires after 37 years

First State Bank recently congratulated Vice President/Information Systems Officer Anita Welch on her retirement after nearly four decades with the company. Welch joined the bank in 1981 in the New Accounts Department, was promoted to Computer Room Operator II in 1989, Computer Room Supervisor in 1991, Information Systems Officer in 1993, Assistant Vice President in[…]

First State Bank promotes trio

First State Bank recently congratulated Josh Lopez, Grisel Polanco and Sylvia Urena on their recent promotions within the Bank’s Information Technology Department. Polanco first joined the bank in 2017 as Assistant Vice President/Business Analyst and has been promoted to Vice President, Systems Support. Polanco has an associate’s degree in Systems Analysis and Design from Miami-Dade[…]

Two join CFFK board

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys recently announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Governors. Community leaders Mary Barley, of Islamorada, and John DeWald, of Key West, have joined the board for three-year terms. Barley is a major supporter of wildlife and environmental issues. She serves on numerous boards and[…]

Pierce marks 10 years at FSB

First State Bank recently congratulated Mortgage Loan Originator Amy Pierce on her 10th year with the Bank. Pierce was hired as a Commercial Loan Processing Supervisor in 2008 and was promoted to Loan Administration Specialist in 2012. Amy became a military spouse in 1995 and lived in various locations including Puerto Rico, Nashville and Atlanta,[…]

KEYS’ Mendez retires after 30 years

Keys Energy Services’ Otniel “Ony” Mendez retired on Aug. 10 after 30 years of continuous service to the utility. Mendez was hired on Aug. 8, 1988, when the utility was named City Electric System. During his tenure he held the positions of Auto Mechanic Apprentice and Auto Tech before completing his career as the Fleets[…]

Sanchez named KEYS top employee

Paul E. Sanchez has been named Keys Energy Services’ Outstanding Employee of the Third Quarter for 2018. Sanchez has worked for the utility for more than 10 years and serves as a Journeyman Lineman within the Transmission and Distribution Department. He also served as an apprentice lineman for four years. In recalling the most rewarding[…]

New board leadership at The Studios

Earlier this month, The Studios of Key West welcomed new board president Stephen Kitsakos, who takes the reins from Mary Jean Connors. Connors led TSKW for the past two years, guiding the organization as it settled into its new home at the Art Deco building at 533 Eaton St. Connors will stay on the board,[…]

Key Largo Rotary names top rookie

The Rotary Club of Key Largo recently named Dan Cornell Rookie of the Year. Dennis Caltagirone, immediate past president of the club, presented Cornell with the award at an event earlier this month. Cornell joined Key Largo Rotary in March 2017. During his first year as a club member, he eagerly participated in service projects[…]

County official added to board

Monroe County’s Director of Engineering Services and Roads Judy Clarke was named recently to the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of County Engineers and Roads Superintendents for 2018-2019. FACERS is a nonprofit and membership-supported organization in Florida that addresses the challenges of counties. The organization’s members share knowledge with each other, and work[…]