Banking veteran joins Venice board | Business Observer

SARASOTA — After more than four decades in the Tampa Bay banking industry, Rita Lowman is taking on a new role with Venice-based Caldwell Trust Company.

Courtesy. Rita Lowman has managed over 20 acquisitions throughout her career in the industry.

The wealth management firm named Lowman to its board, according to a March 28 press release. RG “Kelly” Caldwell Jr., CEO and President, highlighted Lowman’s accomplishments in all industries and community causes.

Lowman’s career began 45 years ago and continued until her last position as President of Pilot Bank. Over the years, she managed over 20 acquisitions, including the 1997 merger of Nations Bank and Barnett Bank.

Lowman has received a number of awards and honors over the years, but one of the most notable is his election as chair of the Florida Bankers Association board of directors. In its 130-year history, it was the third woman to hold this position.

Currently, she is a board member of the American Cancer Society and the Tampa Bay Bowl Association. Also this year, Lowman was honored as Gracepoint’s Guy King Mental Health Champion.

“Rita’s experience in banking matters, combined with her financial expertise and passion for serving nonprofit institutions,” says Caldwell Jr., “makes her an ideal candidate and a much-appreciated addition. to our board of directors.

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