Marine Bank & Trust Hires Melissa Montanez as Vice President, Banking Center Manager Fort Pierce


Marine Bank and Trust has announced that Melissa Montanez has joined the Bank as Vice President, Banking Center Manager of its forthcoming full-service Fort Pierce location.  Located at 604 Seaway Plaza at the southeast corner of US Highway 1 and Seaway Drive, the banking center is expected to open in early summer of this year.

With more than 20 years of banking experience including 15 years in branch management, Montanez is responsible for facilitating the Bank’s further expansion into St. Lucie County.  The Bank opened a residential and commercial lending office in Port St. Lucie in July of 2021 to meet the growing demand for residential mortgages and commercial capital.

“Melissa has a reputation for exceeding customer expectations and keeping her team focused and engaged,” said Bill Penney, President and CEO of Marine Bank. “As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, we recognize that providing an exceptional customer experience and promoting a positive workplace is a fool-proof recipe for success.  We are confident that it won’t take long for Melissa and the Fort Pierce team to be a trusted resource for Treasure Coast residents and businesses.”

About Marine Bank & Trust
Marine Bank was chartered in 1997 and has $547 million in assets as of December 31, 2021, with four full-service branches in Vero Beach, Sebastian, and Melbourne, and a commercial and residential lending office in Port St. Lucie. As the only community bank headquartered in Indian River County, the Bank’s growth aligns with the national trend of customers choosing to bank local.  Marine Bank has earned the coveted 4-Star Excellent rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm. The bank has been named among the top extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking for its commitment to strong community banking.  The Bank is an active community supporter providing over $200,000 to more than 125 local non-profit organizations in the market over the last five years.  For more information, visit the website at



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