FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 7, 2022) – Sanibel Captiva Community Bank President Kyle DeCicco was selected by the Independent Community Bankers’ Association for its annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders Awards.
This national award program recognizes 40 community-minded, innovative leaders under 40 years old who represent the future of the community banking industry. Candidates from all over the country are chosen based on their character, leadership, community involvement and innovation in community banking.
In January 2022, DeCicco was named bank president while maintaining his role as senior loan officer. He oversees management, operations and the expansion of the bank’s lending division.
DeCicco joined the bank in 2016 as vice president and commercial loan officer, with a focus on commercial real estate lending and relationship development with local businesses and investors. He was instrumental in leading the bank’s efforts in administering the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program in 2020 and 2021. Under his direction, the bank successfully secured over 1,100 loans totaling nearly $109 million, helping save nearly 10,000 Southwest Florida jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With over 15 years of banking experience, he has worked in commercial real estate and lending, credit analysis, performing and nonperforming loan portfolio management, and management of FDIC insured loss-share assets. His efforts have resulted in the bank closing nearly $300 million in commercial loans in six years, the majority of which supported local individuals and businesses seeking to launch a business, grow operations or purchase real estate.
He is a graduate of the Florida Bankers Association’s Florida School of Banking and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University. DeCicco is in his final year of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and will graduate in June.
As a Southwest Florida native, he is committed to supporting community organizations by serving as a board member and treasurer of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and a member of the foundation’s Grant Selection Committee. He also serves on the Heights Elementary Student Advisory Committee and is a Captain-level Keel Club member of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades, among other volunteer efforts.
To read the Independent Banker article featuring Kyle – 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders in 2022 click here.