Mikel Sharpe Joins Ameris Bank as City President of Sarasota and Bradenton
SARASOTA, FLA. – Ameris Bank Market President Bill Lutes announces that Mikel Sharpe has joined Ameris Bank as city president for Sarasota and Bradenton. In this role, Mikel will work closely with local businesses and individuals in the area to create customized solutions to meet their loan, deposit and service needs.
Sharpe brings with him more than a quarter-century of experience in the banking industry, predominately in the Sarasota/Bradenton market. Most recently, he served as the senior vice president of commercial banking services at BBVA USA. Prior to that, Sharpe worked as a commercial lender with Valley National Bank.
“Mikel’s experience and knowledge of the local market will undoubtedly make him hugely successful as we continue to build our C&I initiatives in West Central Florida,” Lutes said. “We are thrilled to have him join our team and are confident his experience and leadership will be an invaluable asset to this community.”
A graduate of both Southern Illinois University and the Webster University MBA program, Sharpe has lived in Southwest Florida since 1996. Sharpe served his country for five years in the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman.
“I am excited to be part of the Ameris Bank team,” Sharpe said. “I joined Ameris because of the people. When asked why Ameris, I easily answer: it’s a natural fit and it feels like family. Ameris Bank already feels like home. I love our community here in Sarasota/Bradenton and cannot wait to serve my fellow neighbors.”