November 29, 2012 CONRIC PR


Bill Dean, Retired President of Central Bank of Southwest Florida

Central Bank Southwest Florida announces the retirement of Bill Dean who serves as the Fort Myers president of Central Bank Southwest Florida, and promotes Mike Durkin from his current position as the Naples office president to the position of Southwest Florida market president.

Mr. Dean has been in banking since 1964.  After college, he started his banking career working with Wachovia Bank in North Carolina.  In 1987 he moved to Florida and worked with TIB Bank in Homestead and the Keys.  After hurricane Andrew in 1992, he and his wife Faye moved to Cape Coral where they reside today. Over the past few years he has proudly served as the Fort Myers area president of Central Bank.

Mike Durkin, New SWFL Market President of Central BankMr. Durkin earned his MBA in Finance from Florida State University and has worked in the banking industry in Southeast Florida from 1984 to 1990 and in Southwest Florida since 1991. He joined Central Bank Southwest Florida as president of the Naples office in June of this year when Central Bank Southwest Florida acquired the Bank of Naples.  His banking experience includes real estate, commercial and retail banking relationships, as well as credit and loan portfolio management and training.

“Our team of banking professionals at Central Bank Southwest Florida understands the value of relationships and community involvement, and I am proud to be an integral part of the continued growth of Central Bank Southwest Florida,” says Durkin.  Mr. Durkin will continue to maintain his principal office in Naples.

  About Central Bank

Central Bank is an FDIC insured community bank based out of Stillwater, Minnesota with 21 locations serving the Greater Twin Cities Metropolitan Area of Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and Southwest Florida. The overall strategy for Central Bank has always been to provide a higher level of personalized service than is generally available from larger banks. Central Bank delivers localized personal service combined with widely established technology-based services to provide convenience and easy access for its customers. Central Bank takes an active role in the community by providing free financial and credit seminars to small business owners, business professionals and students. Florida branch offices are located in Fort Myers at 1520 Royal Palm Square Blvd. #100 and Naples at 4099 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 100. For more information call 239-430-2500 in Naples or 239-274-1900 in Fort Myers, or visit

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