Ameris Bank Expands Tampa Team

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7.14.2020
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Amanda Smith and J.T. Squires have joined the bank as regional treasury sales officer and commercial banker respectively. Both will be focusing on developing new and existing client relationships, and Smith will be responsible for assisting businesses with their treasury needs and Squires will be responsible for growing the bank’s commercial loan portfolio.

Smith has 15 years of experience within the treasury industry and 22 years of IT experience. Prior to joining Ameris Bank, Smith was the treasury sales officer for Bank OZK, and previously she has worked at other banks as a treasury service officer, technology support officer and information technology officer. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in information technology, and she and her husband, Scott, live in East Hillsborough County. Smith enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren along with time on the water fishing with her husband.

“I am excited to join the Ameris Bank team as the company’s commitment to community banking makes Ameris Bank truly unique, and I am proud to contribute to those efforts,” said Smith. “I am very passionate about what I do and I enjoy helping businesses to be more efficient in this ever changing environment.”

Prior to joining Ameris Bank, Squires was a commercial banker for Seacoast Bank and before that he was with Bank of America. He is dedicated to serving his community and is currently on the board of directors for the Gracepoint Foundation as well as involved with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Junior Achievement. Squires graduated from Michigan State University and the Eli Broad College of Business, and he resides in Tampa. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading books, listening to podcasts, cycling, golf and being outdoors

“Ameris Bank is a very strong, stable bank that empowers their bankers to make local decisions and they are very committed to their communities,” says Squires. “Through the leadership of Market President Bill Lutes and the opportunity to grow the Tampa Bay Region, I knew this was a great fit for me. I take pride in my transparency with clients and value their relationships, and I am very excited to contribute to my community and help clients grow their businesses. The opportunity to be a trusted advisor to our community businesses is a great honor.”

“I am thrilled to welcome Amanda and J.T. to the Ameris team and they will be vital additions as we continue to build our presence throughout Tampa,” said Ameris Bank Market President Bill Lutes. “Their expertise and dedication to building meaningful relationships with our customers and communities will only assist us in our growth.”