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Business Observer Thursday, Mar. 31, 2022 2 months ago

Banking industry veteran joins Venice company board

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Rita Lowman joins the Caldwell Trust Company board with 45 years of experience.

SARASOTA — After more than four decades in the Tampa Bay banking industry, Rita Lowman is taking on a new role with Venice-based Caldwell Trust Company. 

Courtesy. Rita Lowman has managed more than 20 acquisitions throughout her career in the industry.

The wealth management company appointed Lowman to its board of directors, according to a March 28 press release. R.G. “Kelly” Caldwell Jr., the CEO and president, made note of Lowman’s accomplishments throughout business sectors and community causes. 

Lowman’s career began 45 years ago and continued through her most recent position as president of Pilot Bank. Throughout the years, she managed more than 20 acquisitions, including the 1997 Nations Bank-Barnett Bank merger. 

Lowman has received a number of awards and accolades over the years, but one of the more notable ones include being elected as the board chair of the Florida Bankers Association. Over its 130-year history, she was the third woman to serve in this position. 

“Rita’s experience with banking issues, combined with her financial expertise and passion for serving nonprofit institutions,” Caldwell says, “makes her an ideal fit and very welcome addition to our board.”

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