PRESIDENT/COLLIER COUNTY, FINEMARK NATIONAL BANK & TRUST, NAPLES
FineMark, established in 2007 as a full service financial institution, has $3 billion in bank assets and manages $5 billion in trust assets. The firm has offices in three states and employs 212. Starkey, a banking veteran, has worked at Southeast Bank in Miami and Northern Trust, started a wealth management team at First Union and became president of Southwest Florida for Wachovia, leading a team of more than 1,000 people. She joined FineMark in 2013 and opened the Collier County operation.
|EDUCATION||University of Florida (BS)|
|CIVIC EFFORT||FineMark gave $1 million to the FGCU School of Entrepreneurship, currently rated as the best entrepreneurship program in the state.|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I never wanted to be a banker. I had a few other jobs before I settled into banking, and when I took a sabbatical I had fun developing real estate. I got pulled back into banking because of the wonderful people I have the opportunity to work with.|
|NEW HOBBY||I am a new grandparent, so I am really having fun babysitting and just being with my grands. I have been learning about the development of the Montessori process and how that can benefit children.|
|SABBATICAL TOPIC||I am very intrigued by mind-body connections as well as health/well-being. I have strongly considered getting a master’s in positive psychology.|
|READING||Atomic Habits, by James Clear|