News and Updates

July 1, 2017

Bartow Banker Sandy Dobbertean Announces Retirement Date.



March 19, 2017

Bank of Central Florida Proudly Celebrates 10th Anniversary.



December 7, 2016

Employees at Bank of Central Florida Give Back to the Community.



December 1, 2016

David Houston settles into new commercial banking role at Bank of Central Florida. David Houston may have joined Bank of Central Florida just six short months ago, but he's no rookie when it comes to commercial banking. Houston brings thirty-five years of experience with him as he ventures into a new role as Senior Vice President/Commercial Lender.



July 14, 2016

Tracy Wilson has been named to the Board of Directors for Bank of Central Florida. Mrs. Wilson is Senior Vice President, IT Business Planning for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, having worked for Marriott in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. She is a Child Advocate for the Florida Guardian Ad Litem program and serves on the board of Lakeland Regional Health Systems.


June 21, 2016

Ginny Harris has been named to the Board of Directors for Bank of Central Florida. She is president of Harris & Wright, P.A. a public accounting firm in Lakeland. As a Certified Public Accountant, Harris and her firm have provided tax and accounting services to both individuals and corporations, as well as trustee services to their clients for the past 23 years.

Harris – a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force- is a 23-year Lakeland Rotary Club member, including a four-year post as their treasurer. She also is the current chair of the First United Methodist Finance Committee.


June 6, 2016

Effective immediately, David Houston will assume the role of Senior Vice President / Commercial Lender for Bank of Central Florida. Houston, who began his banking career in 1979, served as Chief Credit Officer and Director for Community Southern Bank handling commercial loans and business development as well as credit underwriting and loan servicing. He is a graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Houston currently serves as a board member and Treasurer for Alliance for Independence. A graduate of Leadership Lakeland VIII, he also serves on the Leadership Lakeland Alumni Association Board.


March 14, 2016

Scott Gardner has been named VP/Commercial Lending. Scott joined Bank of Central Florida in 2011, and supported the Commercial Lending and Credit Administration teams since that time.  Mr. Gardner’s banking career began at World Omni Financial Corporation in Fort Lauderdale in 1993, and continued with First Union in Charlotte, NC in 1996.  He returned to his hometown of Lakeland in 2003 as a commercial banker with SunTrust, and later with MIDFLORIDA Credit Union.

He is a graduate of Leadership Lakeland Class 24, past-president of Explorations V Children’s Museum, and past-president of Kiwanis Club of Lakeland.  He currently serves as a board member of Noah’s Ark of Central Florida.  Mr. Gardner graduated from the University of Florida with a double major in Finance and Marketing.


April 7, 2015

During the March 2015 Board meeting, Bank of Central Florida President & CEO Paul Noris was unanimously approved to serve as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Noris has been with Bank of Central Florida since its inception in March 2007, and has 16 years of banking experience prior to serving as President & CEO. In its first eight years, Bank of Central Florida has exceeded $400 million in assets under Mr. Noris’ leadership.



January 6, 2015

Giving Remains a Tradition at Bank of Central Florida 



August 8, 2014
Bob Kenney added to Management Team as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.


August 4, 2014
Bank of Central Florida is making banking a “snap!” with its latest Mobile Banking service feature - Mobile Check Deposit. Customers can now quickly and securely deposit checks right from a smartphone or tablet, with just a snap of a smartphone camera.

Simply click on the image below to learn more...

April 15, 2014
Sandy Dobbertean Hired to Management Team as Vice President/Office Manager and Community Development Officer


March 19, 2014
Aileen Payne Hired to Management Team as a Private Banking Officer


February 21, 2014
Bank of Central Florida awarded the Summit Small Business of the Year award


January 3, 2014
Christmas 2013 Charitable Giving


March 12, 2013
Clayton Hollis Joins Board of Directors


March 1, 2013
CFO of the Year


December 2012/January 2013
Feature Article in Florida Banking Magazine

Client Focused: Paul Noris and Bank of Central Florida


December 20, 2012
Employees at Bank of Central Florida Give Back to Polk County


April 23, 2012
Bank of Central Florida Lives United

April 1, 2012
Board of Directors Press Release

March 12, 2012
Bank of Central Florida Celebrates 5th Anniversary

December 27, 2011
Bank of Central Florida Launches Mobile Banking

December 15, 2011
Bank of Central Florida Supports Local Charities with Employee Donations

August 17, 2011
Bank of Central Florida Gets $7 Mil. for Small Business Lending Program