Loan Officers
About Us

Premier Community Bank has years of experience lending in the Manatee and Sarasota counties. Let us help you grow your business!

Ross C. Hodges
SVP / Commercial Lender
NMLS # 638250

(941) 776-3227 direct

Specialties: Commercial Loans/Lines and Commercial Real Estate Loans

Ross has 30 years of commercial banking experience, 20 of which are in Manatee County.

Chris Perkins
SVP / Commercial Lender
NMLS # 16741104

(941) 757-5723 direct

Specialties: Commercial Loans

Mr. Perkins joined Premier Community Bank in March 2017 as SVP of Commercial Banking. He joins the bank with over 17 years of banking experience in the southwest Florida market, spending the majority of that time primarily serving commercial businesses in southwest Florida. Perkins specializes in building consultative relationships with commercial clients and strives to strengthen existing relationships with current customers of the bank. His areas of expertise are in commercial credit, treasury management services, and helping business owners grow their businesses strategically. Chris is a native of Florida, a University of Florida alumnus, and has been active in various not-for-profit organizations around Sarasota and Bradenton since 2001.

Ciera Hager
VP / SBA and USDA Lender
NMLS # 1337246

(941) 757-5727 direct

Specialties: Commercial, USDA, and SBA Loans

Ciera graduated from Flagler College with a degree in Business Administration and from the Florida School of Banking. Ms. Hager has been in the banking industry on the west coast of Florida for five years. She has experience in commercial credit analysis, commercial lending, and government guaranteed loan programs. She joined Premier Community Bank in late 2016 with a focus on commercial, SBA, and USDA loans.

Stephanie Tarnowsky
Residential Real Estate Officer
NMLS # 1285727

(941) 776-8946 direct

Specialties: Residential and Consumer Loans

Stephanie has over 20 years of banking knowledge and experience. She has worked in retail branch operations, residential processing and underwriting, commercial processing, credit analysis and portfolio management. Ms. Tarnowsky graduated from Bucks County Community College with a degree in Business Management and the Pennsylvania Banker’s Association School of Commercial Lending. She has been part of the Manatee-Sarasota community for over 5 years.

Cabot Hart
SVP / Credit Officer
NMLS # 1674243

(941) 757-5729 direct

Cabot graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Business Administration. He moved to Sarasota in 1985, joining Southeast Bank in their Sarasota commercial lending department. In 1992, he joined Enterprise National Bank of Sarasota and was with that organization for the next seventeen years, through two acquisitions. In 2011, Cabot went to work for Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida where he was the Senior Credit Administrator up until their acquisition by Center State Bank. Mr. Hart joined Premier Community Bank in March of 2017, wanting to continue in community banking arena in the Sarasota/Manatee area.

If you have a payment question on an existing loan, please call our Loan Operations department at (941) 776-8949.