Branch Managers
About Us


Stephanie McKeaver

VP, Branch Manager - Cortez Office
NMLS # 1200361

Ms. McKeaver has worked for several community banks in Manatee County over the last two decades. She began her career as a Teller with NationsBank but quickly decided that a community bank was a better fit for her ideals. Stephanie then moved to American Bank and First Priority Bank where she held positions from Teller to Training Coordinator to Branch Manager. Ms. McKeaver began her Premier Community Bank career (formally known as 1st Manatee Bank) in 2008. She is a Manatee High School graduate and attended the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising. She is currently a board member on Stewart Elementary School’s PTO and a member of S.W.A.T. When Stephanie is away from the office, she enjoys boating and fishing on the beautiful waterways of Manatee County with her husband and kids.

Melissa Gilbert

AVP, Branch Manager - South County Office
NMLS # 591706

Ms. Gilbert has over twenty years of financial experience in Sarasota and Manatee County. She started her career with Barnett Bank. She has held the position of Customer Service Representative, Manager, Advanced Financial Service Representative, Training Specialist, and Human Resource Manager. She has completed various financial courses and held a Life & Health Variable Annuity license and Series Six license. Ms. Gilbert is passionate about promoting positive community and economic growth in our neighborhoods. She is currently on the board for the Manatee County Chamber-Better Business Council and The Humane Society of Manatee County-Marketing Committee. Ms. Gilbert began her Premier Community Bank career (formally known as 1st Manatee Bank) in 2013. She has lived in Sarasota/Manatee Counties for over thirty years with her husband and son and is grateful for the amazing group of neighborhood friends she has made throughout her years here.

Ronda Rivera

AVP, Branch Manager - Parrish Office
NMLS # 465345

Ms. Rivera has been in the banking industry for over 14 years and most recently joined Premier Community Bank in 2017. Prior to that, she was with BMO Harris Bank where she was the Assistant Branch Manager of the Downtown Sarasota office. During her career at BMO Harris, she won Top Performer Awards for both 2013 and 2015. Ms. Rivera has lived in the Parrish community for over 8 years and is active in the Parrish Community Foundation.

Becky Leake

VP, Branch Manager - Venice Office
NMLS # 817748

Ms. Leake has been in banking since 1997 and started as a teller. She has performed all aspects of retail banking and worked her way up through the banking channel to VP/Branch Manager. Ms. Leake has worked with Jim Kuhlman at two prior financial institutions (Florida Shores Bank and Stonegate Bank), for a total of 16 years and has since rejoined him at Premier Community Bank in 2017. Becky has been a very active member of the Venice Community since 1990 and is a graduate of Venice High School, married with two children, and loves raising her family in the Sarasota County.