Stilwell Joins Florida Shores Bank Board of Directors

Sandy Stilwell has joined the Board of Directors for Florida Shores Bank, based in Venice, Florida.
By: Samantha Scott
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Oct. 27, 2010 - PRLog -- Florida Shores Bank-Southwest has appointed Sandra Stilwell to its Board of Directors, announced bank President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Kuhlman.

Sandy is the CEO and owner of Stilwell Enterprises, which is comprised of ten separate businesses in Southwest Florida, including the Key Lime Bistro on Captiva, and the Sunshine Seafood Cafe’ and Lounge in Fort Myers.  

Kuhlman reflected that “Sandy is a tremendous addition to our Board.  Her proven success in business, and in-depth knowledge of the Southwest Florida market, will be invaluable as we seek to expand our market share in Lee and Collier Counties.”  

Voted the 2010 Citizen of the Year by the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Stillwell had also been named as Humanitarian of the Year for 2008 by the Florida Hotel and Restaurant Association, and 2008’s Philanthropist of the Year by Gulfshore Life Magazine.  She was the first recipient of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber’s Women in Business Apex Award, and was the winner of the Junior League’s 2006 Community Service Award.

She served as Chairman of the Board of the Salvation Army of Lee County & Henry Counties for three years and is currently on their Executive Committee.  She sits on the Board of Trustees of Hodges University, as well the Boards of numerous local non- profit organizations. Sandy is Chairman of the Hope Hospice Annual luncheon for 2010 and is on the Lee & Collier County Chairman’s Board of the American Heart Association.  Sandy is the President of the Captiva Community Panel.

Florida Shores Bank-Southwest, is part of Florida Shores Bancorp, Inc., a local community bank group comprised of Florida Shores Bank-Southeast (Pompano Beach) and Florida Shores Bank-Southwest (Venice, Englewood and Fort Myers).  Through its family of local banks, Florida Shores Bancorp, Inc. has been part of the South Florida banking community since 2007. It currently has four banking offices and consolidated assets of $314 million.  For more information visit or call (239) 265-9100. Member FDIC, and an Equal Housing Lender.
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