Teresa Stephens Joins Columbia Bank

Posted on: March 08, 2016

She has over thirty years of experience in the
finance industry, and holds a master’s degree in business administration.
Her extensive banking experience ranges from Commercial Banking Manager, Lender, Branch Manager,
Customer Service Associate to Teller. In each of these roles, her goal was to establish, grow, and maintain
strong relationships with her clients; and, she welcomes the opportunity to do the same in her new role at
Columbia Bank.
Teresa is enthusiastic about building a retail and lending team that will deliver personalized service for
businesses and residents in the Ocala market. She is pleased to be a part of the local, decision making process;
since, it permits her to utilize her vast knowledge of the industry, insuring better service for her customers.
Teresa is the finance chair of the Board of the Centers; and, is a strong supporter of Junior Achievement, having
been a Board member for over fifteen years. Furthermore, she is a member of the Marion County Road
Builders Association, and has served in the past as Board Associate. She and her husband have been
Leadership givers for the United Way of Marion County for more than twenty-five years.
Teresa can be reached by calling (352) 207-5333 or emailing her at tstephens@columbiabankflorida.com.

Established in 1912, Columbia Bank is one of the oldest and strongest financial institutions in Florida. In
addition to four offices in Lake City, Columbia Bank has a loan production office in Gainesville, FL. Its next
endeavor is to open a branch in Ocala, Florida, in 2016. Property has been purchased on East Silver Springs
Boulevard for this purpose. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
For more information visit www.columbiabankflorida.com. Columbia Bank…Community Banking at its Best!

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