Destin, Fla. – SmartBank is pleased to announce the promotion of Robin Donlon to Market President in Okaloosa County.
“Robin is a leader in the market with an impressive track record here at SmartBank and at her previous institutions,” said Nate Sommer, Alabama and Florida Coastal Market Regional President. “We are set up for rapid growth in the market and I am confident with Robin’s experience and leadership along with a great team, SmartBank will continue to grow successfully in the market.”
Robin has built up a history of successful relationship management and guidance within the finance and banking sector. She began her career in banking at the Destin Wells Fargo as a Service Manager before becoming a Commercial Banking Relationship Manager at BBVA in Fort Walton Beach. Her career with SmartBank began in 2021 as the Corporate Relationship Manager for the Florida Panhandle, and she has been paramount in managing and maintaining the Northwest Florida team and helping clients reach their financial goals.
“We are excited to see Robin grow the Northwest Florida market,” said Billy Carroll, President and CEO of SmartBank. “She is diligent and devoted to making SmartBank the best bank in Florida. We admire her drive and look forward to continuing our growth with her in this new role.”
Donlon has over 14 years of experience in banking and management. She graduated from Northwest Florida State College with an associates degree in Business Administration and Management.
“I’m looking forward to this new chapter with the SmartBank team in Northwest Florida,” said Donlon. “We have a great team that is dedicated to our clients, and we plan to continue to grow and improve every day. I look forward to seeing what new goals we can reach together.”
Donlon is deeply involved in community outreach and volunteer work in the area. She was selected as a 40 under 40 honoree by United Way Emerald Coast and serves as the Treasurer for Impact 100 of Northwest Florida. In addition, she is on the board for the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and Community Solutions of the Emerald Coast (One Hopeful Place) where she manages construction projects and expansions for the County’s homeless shelter.