Coleman Movers & Shakers – John Gonzales, Jamison Flora, and Cheryl Bonvegna

August 24, 2023

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – John Gonzales, Jamison Flora, and Cheryl Bonvegna

PlainsCapital Bank Welcomes John Gonzales to Edinburg Commercial Lending Team

“John will be an excellent addition to our lending team and a great resource to the business owners in the communities we serve,” says Rio Grande Valley Region Chairman Robert Norman. “His vast experience in financial services and knowledge of the region will help us deliver even greater value to our clients.”

Gonzales brings more than 30 years of financial services experience, including roles in the banking, financial advisory, and insurance industries as well as local government. He received his BBA in finance from Texas A&I University and his MBA from the University of Texas-Pan American. Throughout his career, John has been involved in various community-focused organizations, including the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), and the Texas Border Coalition.

“PlainsCapital has been a staple across the Valley and all of Texas for many years,” says Gonzales. “I’m excited to join such a reputable organization and help local business leaders work toward their financial goals.”

Jamison Flora Joins Community Bank as SVP, Business Banking Sales Manager

Jamison Flora brings over two decades of business banking experience to Community Bank after serving in positions at Citizen’s Bank, Key Bank, and Berkshire Bank. In his new position, he will lead a team of Business Banking Relationship Managers in cultivating and expanding financial service relationships with businesses. Flora earned a bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany, and serves as a board member for Capital District Youth for Christ and Christian Business Men’s Connection.

BankNewport Names Cheryl Bonvegna Vice President, Small Business Lending Underwriter

BankNewport is pleased to announce that Cheryl Bonvegna has been named Vice President, Small Business Lending Underwriter of the Credit Administration department.  In this new position, Bonvegna will be responsible for the underwriting flow of small business loans for the Bank’s Small Business Lending Program.

Bonvegna possesses over twenty-five years of banking experience, with the prior ten years focused on small business and SBA lending in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts marketplace.