Florida Community Bank appointed Chris Rolle as Central Florida regional executive and commercial banking director.

Rolle brings more than 15 years of experience in the commercial banking industry. Rolle will lead the I-4 Corridor spanning from Orlando to Tampa and Sarasota. He will strengthen FCB’s commercial lending platform and provide industry specific business strategies to further secure FCB as one of the largest Florida-based independent banks.

Rolle most recently served as the market president at BB&T in Orlando, where he served in numerous roles since joining in 2004. He acted as an area executive and senior vice president of Sarasota County, and Carroll County market president. Through his leadership, BB&T’s Central Florida team advanced from last place to the top 10 within the company.

“Chris Rolle has proven to be a strategic and team oriented leader in Florida’s banking industry, we are very excited about Chris joining our team. He will be instrumental in FCB’s expansion in Florida, and continue establishing a strong presence in the community as a leading Florida-based banker,” said Kent Ellert, president and CEO, Florida Community Bank. “FCB will benefit greatly from Chris as a financial executive and community leader.”

Florida Community Bank is the second largest Florida-based independent bank, and among the most highly capitalized banks in the state. FCB assets are $9.9 billion.