Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Appoints Douglas B. Sawyer as Senior Vice President, Market Executive

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CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, an integrated private banking and wealth advisory company, announced that Douglas B. Sawyer has been hired as Senior Vice President, Market Executive in the bank's downtown office.

In his new role, Sawyer will be responsible for administration and growth of the market's client portfolio as well as development of the Bank's Fiduciary Account area. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. He was most recently president at Nason Consulting, a bank consulting company that provides strategic, operational, regulatory, management, staff and market guidance to community banks. Prior, he was an Executive Vice President at BankUnited for 8 years over which time he served as head of Bank Services, Wealth Management and Retail. Douglas also worked for 21 years at SunTrust Bank in various capacities, the most recent being executive vice president of retail overseeing the bank's 25 retail branches in Miami-Dade County.

Sawyer is a Certified Financial Planner, holder of Series 7, 4, 24, 53, 63, 65 Securities License and holder of Florida Life Insurance and Variable Annuity License.

Sawyer earned a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. His community involvement includes St. Thomas University Advisory Board, Christopher Columbus High School Board, Florida Bankers Association Government Relations Committee, Florida Banker Association / PAC Committee Chairman and American Heart Association, Past President, West Dade Division.

About Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust

Established in 1994, Gibraltar Private is an integrated private banking and wealth advisory company dedicated to enhancing the wealth and well-being of its clients and their families. Gibraltar offers residential and commercial lending, private banking and wealth management services to professionals and professional service firms, corporate executives, generational families, affluent retirees and entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Gibraltar Private has eight full-service offices with its headquarters in Coral Gables, offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach, South Miami, Naples, Ocean Reef, West Palm Beach and New York.

CONTACT: Maritza Arceo-Lopez/ Jorge Martinez The Conroy Martinez Group Tel: 305-445-7550

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