Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Rudi Hamer to senior vice president. Based in the bank’s Bridge Branch, located at 9311 College Parkway, Hamer was previously a vice president, commercial loan officer and commercial relationship manager.

Hamer joined the bank in 2017, after she relocated to Southwest Florida from Pennsylvania. She is responsible for originating commercial loans and developing new commercial relationships. Hamer has over 25 years of commercial and residential lending experience within the banking industry. She has also previously worked as a licensed commercial and residential insurance agent.

An active community member, Hamer serves on the board of directors of Blessings in a Backpack, Southwest Florida Chapter. She has helped raise significant funds for the organization.

“Rudi has done an outstanding job since she joined the bank six years ago,” said Kyle DeCicco, president and CEO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “Rudi’s extensive commercial lending knowledge, high level of integrity and exceptional work ethic make her an incredible asset to the bank.”

Founded in 2003, and celebrating its 20th anniversary, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has seven open locations throughout Lee County. A visual timeline of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s 20-year history is available at

On Sanibel, the Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, sustained considerable storm damage and is projected to reopen in early 2024. In Fort Myers, at the bank’s McGregor Branch, located at 15975 McGregor Blvd., staff is operating out of a temporary mobile banking unit due to major flood damage to the existing building.

The bank is nationally ranked in the top 2% best-performing community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,400 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with more than $729 million in total assets, and generates one of the highest returns on equity of all Florida banks. The bank employs more than 100 employees, and more than 60% are current shareholders.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services, including mobile banking apps, CardHub, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit