Polly Johnson, branch manager of the Peachland office of Charlotte State Bank & Trust, has been named a bank vice president. Formerly an assistant vice president, Johnson was promoted the same week the bank celebrated her 15-year anniversary with the “Hometown Bank.”
“All of us here congratulate Polly on these dual career milestones,” said Charlotte State Bank & Trust President Craig DeYoung. “She continues to do an outstanding job as branch manager, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to her customers, her staff members and the community.”
Johnson has worked in the banking industry for more than 30 years. She has been with Charlotte State Bank & Trust since being hired as branch manager of the Peachland office in March of 2003, when the branch was under construction (it was completed in June of that year). She has lived in Charlotte County since 1978 and entered banking after she graduated from Port Charlotte High School in 1986.
“I took the Principles of Banking course while still in school and that’s what got me interested,” she said. “I obtained licenses to sell mutual funds, fixed and variable annuities and life insurance, but I left the ‘big bank’ world so I could get back to customer service oriented banking.
“We put customers first here,” she added, “and working with so many talented and caring people has been a real plus for me.”
A Leadership Charlotte graduate in 2005, Johnson serves on the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition board of directors and is a member the organization’s finance committee. She is the finance chair of Special Olympics Florida-Charlotte County and is extensively involved in community events, walks and fundraisers for many nonprofits, as well as both the Charlotte County and Punta Gorda Chambers of Commerce. She has two daughters and three grandchildren.