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Amerant Bank Names Industry Veteran Nursey as Central Florida Market President

June 20, 2024, 05:16 AM

Amerant Bank named industry veteran Mike Nursey as EVP, Central Florida Market President. Nursey will be responsible for the strategic execution of Amerant Bank’s growth strategy in Hillsborough, Pinellas counties as well as other key markets throughout Central Florida.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike to the Amerant Bank team. His expertise in leading high-performing teams and client relationship management is an ideal fit for Amerant as we continue to proactively further our presence in the Greater Tampa area and Central Florida markets,” said Jerry Plush, Chairman and CEO of Amerant Bank. “His appointment reaffirms our commitment to being the bank of choice for businesses and customers looking to grow and prosper in this dynamic region.”

Nursey will be based in Amerant’s new regional headquarters in Tampa, FL and brings a wealth of experience, leadership, and strategic vision to Amerant Bank, particularly in building and nurturing new client relationships.

For more than two decades, Nursey has led high-performing, Florida-based teams dedicated to building client relationships, fostering substantial growth for a broad spectrum of companies. His understanding of market dynamics in Tampa, Orlando, and South Florida, coupled with his expertise in financing acquisitions, capital investments, and various growth initiatives, positions him as the ideal leader to drive Amerant Bank's strategic goals in the region.

“I am honored to join Amerant Bank, a highly regarded institution known for its commitment to excellence and relationship-centric approach to banking,” said Nursey. “I look forward to serving our growing customer base, fostering meaningful community relationships and helping to drive growth across the rapidly evolving region.”

Nursey most recently served as North Florida Market President and before that was Managing Director for Middle Market Florida at TD Bank. He led teams responsible for client acquisition and providing growth capital for companies $20MM-$1 billion in revenue. Prior to his time at TD, Nursey spent more than a decade as a Commercial Banking Executive in the Jacksonville and Miami markets.

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