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Ameris Bank Expands Tampa Bay Team – Adds Two New Commercial Bankers

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Ameris Bank Market President Bill Lutes announces that Jay Baldwin and Michael Duncan have joined Ameris Bank as commercial bankers. Both will be responsible for strengthening the bank’s commercial loan portfolio and cultivating new and existing client relationships.

Baldwin has been in the banking industry for 24 years, spending all those years in the Tampa Bay market. Prior to joining Ameris, he was with First Florida Integrity Bank where he built and managed the asset-based lending division. Baldwin also previously worked for SunTrust, and prior to that started an Asset Based Lending/factoring company before he transitioned back to commercial banking in 2014. Baldwin graduated from the University of South Florida and he currently resides in Valrico, Florida.

Before joining Ameris, Duncan was an SVP, commercial real estate relationship manager with City National Bank. Prior to that, he was a debit products officer for Bank of America and a real estate officer for SouthTrust Bank. Duncan graduated from Florida State University with a finance degree and he currently resides in Lutz, Florida.

“We are dedicated to growing and building our presence in Tampa Bay, and Jay and Mike are two excellent additions to help us do just that,” said Ameris Bank Market President Bill Lutes. “Their extensive experience and knowledge of the market, coupled with our competitive and innovative products and services, will be invaluable to our current and future commercial customers. We are thrilled to have them on the team and look forward to sharing their banking expertise with business clients in the market for years to come.”