Local Initiatives Benefit Everyone:

State of Florida benefits include:
• More disposable income for Floridians to spend in Florida rather than with out of
state alternative service providers
• Less need for already-strapped human services dollars

Community benefits include: 
• Decreased crime rate since residents no longer keep cash at home
• More opportunities for asset building service providers to improve their clients’ financial stability
• Overall community economic vitality since citizens are more economically stable

Financial Institution benefits include:
• Access to the untapped market of the un- and under-banked

Individual Floridian benefits include:
• More disposable income, protected income, and increased wealth-building
opportunities

About Us
Bank On Florida is an initiative of the Florida Prosperity Partnership (FPP) to support and foster the creation of local Bank On Initiatives throughout Florida. In December 2010, the FPP convened stakeholders from across the state and the country to build an advisory council and several committees for the development of Bank On Florida. This impressive group is dedicated to helping the residents of Florida increase their disposable income, protect it, and increase their wealth-building opportunities.
   Director
 
 Bill Mills is Vice President for Florida Prosperity Partnership and acts as the Director of Bank On Florida. Prior to the FPP, Bill worked for a large regional bank in the field of community development and has spent years in volunteer work with his community. He can be contacted at Bill.Mills@BankOnFL.org.

 

   Founding Bank On Florida Advisory Council

George Owen – Regions Bank
Co-Chair

Randy Swift – VyStar Credit Union
Co-Chair

Aileen Pruitt – PNC Bank

Representative Alan Williams – Florida House of Representatives

April Atkins – FDIC

Beverly Kirton-Smith SunTrust Bank

Bill Mills – Florida Prosperity Partnership

Cassandra Grayson – League of Southeastern Credit Unions

Chris Cummins – State Farm Insurance Companies/Bank

Denise Freedman – Bank of America

Janet Hamer – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Jeff Winkler – Real$ense/United Way of NE FL

Jerri Franz – United Way of NE FL

Jim Carras – Development Finance Council

John Olsen - FDIC

Joyce O’Dongo – Fifth Third Bank

Karen Landry – War On Poverty

Karl Nurse – City of St. Petersburg

Kaye Schmitz – Florida Prosperity Partnership

Laura McComas – National League of Cities

Maureen Quinlan – United Way of Marion County

Michael Gutter – University of Florida

Mike Smith – TD Bank

Roger Mercado – United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades

Ruth Owen – EverBank

Suzanne Seabolt – Urban Trust Bank

Ted Granger – United Way of Florida

    Valerie Hendriex Jenkins - Wells Fargo Bank
 
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