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When it comes to lending options and banking services for your business in North and Central Florida, turn to the commercial team that prioritizes you. For more than 60 years, we've helped business owners in our communities find the right solutions to address their unique needs and goals. We're here to help in any way as you manage your company's finances and foster growth and development that take you to the next level.

Evan Pitts

Evan Pitts
SVP of Commercial Services

Florida Credit Union’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Services, Evan Pitts, holds over 20 years in the financial industry and over 15 years of commercial lending experience. Graduating with an undergraduate degree from the US Air Force Academy and an MBA from Old Dominion University, Evan spent 12 years in the Air Force before transitioning to commercial banking.

Having lived in Gainesville since 2008, he understands the local commercial community and will help you make the big purchases, from buying equipment or real estate, to refinancing business debt and making renovations

Active in numerous civic and community-oriented organizations, Evan has served as a volunteer and advocate for the United Way of North Central Florida and Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, serves on the Board of Directors for Stop Children’s Cancer, was the past president of the University City Kiwanis Club, and is still actively participates in BANCF and GACAR.

Jane Harris

Jane Harris
VP of Commercial Services

Jane has more than 16 years experience in the banking and financial services industries, serving in a host of roles in both commercial and retail lending. She specializes in commercial loans and banking solutions, including commercial real estate, investment real estate, C & I, lines of credit, and equipment financing. Jane takes a consultative approach to lending by evaluating her client’s goals to ensure that they obtain the best loan product to fit their needs.

Jane is a Gainesville native, a graduate of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, and a graduate of the University of Florida, with a degree in Economics. She most recently has been employed with regional banks in Gainesville since 2008. She is active in the Gainesville community, currently serving as an Ambassador for the Builders Association of North Central Florida, Advisory Board Member for the F.W. Buchholz Academies of Finance and Entrepreneurship, and an Auxiliary Board Member for Children’s Home Society. She is also a graduate of Leadership Gainesville, Class of 39. In addition, she has served on many other non-profit boards and committees in roles such as Chairperson, Co-Chair, and Treasurer.

Gary Schmidt

Gary Schmidt
Business Account Manager

Florida Credit Union’s Business Account Manager, Gary Schmidt, brings nearly 30 years of credit union and banking experience to Florida Credit Union.

A graduate of the University of Florida, he has spent his entire career in the Ocala and Gainesville markets. Gary has served as a Consumer Lender, Branch Manager, Loan Underwriter, Investment Advisor and Mortgage Originator during his financial services career.

Gary supports his local community and participates in the Ocala Chamber & Economic Partnership outings, Marion County Builder Association events, public school projects and Ocala YMCA functions.

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