Paul Colee joins CenterState Bank Florida as Senior Vice President Commercial Banker

Paul ColeeCenterState Bank Regional President Dale E. Dreyer announced today the appointment of Paul Colee as Senior Vice President Commercial Banker.  In this capacity, he will be responsible for developing new commercial banking relationships while maintaining excellent relationships with existing highly-valued business clients throughout the Lakeland market.

In making the announcement Dreyer commented, “We are very happy to have Paul join our organization.  He has built a fine reputation as a career banker in the Lakeland business community. His outstanding experience and professionalism will help our organization continue its strong growth by offering exceptional service to our local businesses and community.”

Paul Colee joins CenterState Bank from his most recent position as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender at Centennial Bank in Lakeland. Prior to joining Centennial Bank, Colee served in similar capacities with Citrus & Chemical Bank, SunTrust and Barnett Bank. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of South Florida in 1985. “I am thrilled to be joining Florida’s leading community bank and an outstanding team of commercial bankers,” Colee said of his new position.

CenterState Bank is a Florida based community bank and one of Florida’s largest publicly traded banks providing online banking, commercial lending, residential mortgages and investment services. CenterState has a history of quality service and community focus.  Our core values at CenterState focus on themes of sustainability, a long-term horizon and the career development of our team.  We believe that local ownership and local management translate into a better bank. For more information on CenterState Bank, please visit,