Merritt Island FL. (September 8, 2014) - Janson Davis, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank of Florida N.A., announced today the election of Ray Watson as a member of the Board of Directors of the Merrit Island based-bank.

"Ray has over 40 years of leadership and management experience in sales, operations and financial management. He has worked in the computer, manufacturing, health care and construction fields"., said J. Lamar Roberts. Fidelity Bank President and Cheif Executive Officer. Roberts continues, "His diverse background in various industries will certainly be an asset in our bank, in addition to Ray's knowledge and experience in both marketplaces in which we operate".

Ray Watson consults primarily with secon stage and middle market companies As a principal at Executive Leadership Resources, Inc. (ELRI), he uses Gallup leadership tools to allow them to grow and prosper. Through the economic gardening institute/growFl program at the University of Central Florida, he facilitates CEO roundtable groups,. Ray also works as a Volunteer for Seminole State College- Small Business Advisory Council and Small Business Development Center and facilitates CEO peer groups in association with Vistage International.

Over the span of 40 years, Ray's career includes: Part Owner of New Son Construction Management Company LLC, President at Inacomp Computer Centers of Florida, President and General Manager at Contel and Regional Director at CADO System Corporation

Ray is a member of the board of the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce and formerly chaired the Economic Development Sub - Committee. He is a graduate of Florida State Univeristy - College of Business and received his AA at Brevard Community College.

About Fidelity Bank of Florida N.A.

Fidelity Bank of Florida N.A. is a leading community bank that provides small-business and commercial real estate loans and personal banking services serving Central Florida from locations in Seminole and Brevard Counties. Founded in Seminole and Brevard Counties. Founded in 1990, the bank is headquarted in Merrit Island, FL and maintains an office in Longwood, FL https://www.fidelitybankofflorida.com

Sue Eastling - Chastain
(321)- 328- 1370 ; seastling@fbfna.com