ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 29, 2016) - Ken LaRoe, CEO of First GREEN Bank, a local bank with a global mission, today announces the appointment of President Cary Berman. With more than twenty years of banking experience, Berman has spent the last decade focusing on community banking. He comes to First GREEN Bank with a special expertise in retail banking and residential mortgage lending. His outstanding leadership skills and commitment to bettering the community will help strengthen First GREEN Bank and further its mission to do the right thing for the planet, people, community and its shareholders.

"I strongly believe in the importance of contributing to the community -- not taking away from it. My new role as a leader at First GREEN Bank will allow me to employ my passion for community banking and assist our clients in achieving their financial goals," said Cary Berman, President at First GREEN Bank. "I look forward to strengthening First GREEN Bank's reputation as the bank of choice in Central Florida by working with the team to help customers finance their homes and assist small business clients with launching or expanding their businesses. The bank also plans on increasing its residential lending capabilities throughout Central Florida and expanding its retail footprint with a new branch in Seminole county."

As President, Berman will uphold the bank's commitment to community outreach across all five First GREEN Bank branches. In addition to his role at the bank, Berman serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools and regularly coaches youth sports. His passion for the Central Florida community makes him the ideal leader for First GREEN Bank, an organization that is committed to its values-based mission.

"I started First GREEN Bank with a vision to create a successful financial institution that is both values-driven and profitable. My team and I accomplished this by prioritizing the environment, the community and most importantly, our customers," said Ken LaRoe, CEO and founder of First GREEN Bank. "By adding Mr. Berman to our team, First GREEN Bank will continue to grow and prosper in Central Florida, demonstrating by example that business and values aren't mutually exclusive."

First GREEN Bank's commitment to its mission and superior customer service has led the organization to achieve great financial success. Last year, the company reached $3 million in net profit and has amassed more than $396 million in assets, of which $327 million were loans to small and medium enterprises (SME). With Berman's expertise and leadership, the bank will continue surpassing its financial goals while staying true to its values.

"I want to see Central Florida continue to grow and prosper, and I believe this can be achieved through personal stewardship," adds Berman. "First GREEN Bank's core values align with my own, making this leadership role the perfect platform for me to influence positive change and give back to the community."

To find out more about First GREEN Bank, visit www.firstgreenbank.com.

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