VERO BEACH – Chris Bieber, Area Executive and Vice President of Commercial Lending of CenterState Bank in Vero Beach, has appointed Frank Stawara to the Vero Beach team. Stawara is handling business development and assisting Bieber with commercial lending operations.

Stawara is a life-long resident of Vero Beach, where his family are the owners and operators of Fairlane Harbor. He is a graduate of Florida State University where he received a degree in finance and management. Stawara, a strong supporter of local athletics, is also the announcer for Vero Beach High School baseball. His responsibilities for CenterState Bank will include meeting with local business representatives to build community relationships and assisting them with financial and banking needs.

CenterState Bank of Florida, an independent Florida bank based in Winter Haven, is owned by a Davenport-based holding company, CenterState Banks Inc. The holding company has 69 branches and combined assets of nearly $2.5 billion, ranking it among the top Florida-based banks. CenterState Bank has been recommended by Bauer Rating Service (an independent bank rating and research firm in Coral Gables).

The bank specializes in small business services as well as checking and savings accounts, consumer loans, commercial and residential lending, financial services and internet banking. CenterState Bank is located at 855 21st Street in Vero Beach. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Stawara may be contacted in his office by calling 772.299.6860.