Virtual Meeting – FEB. 18, 2021

Sandy Hostetter, Central Florida Regional President, SunTrust now Truist, has over 35 years of local experience in the financial services industry.  Prior to joining SunTrust in the fall of 2018, Ms. Hostetter spent 16 years as the President of Valley National Bank, formerly CNL Bank, a bank she helped build from the ground up.  Prior to joining CNL Bank, she spent seven years as the Chief Executive Officer of Florida Community partners, a not-for-profit bank lending consortium that specialized in financing affordable housing communities.  From 1982 until 1992, she was Vice President of Corporate Banking for Barnett Bank of Central Florida. 

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from the Crummer School of Business, Rollins College.

Ms. Hostetter has earned numerous awards during her career and represents Truist Bank in various organizations within the Central Florida community.  She formerly served as the Board Chair of the Central Florida YMCA Metro Board and is still an active member of their Board and Executive Committee.  She is Past Chair of the Mennello Museum of American Art Friends Board and Past Chair of the Winter Park Health Foundation.  She co-chaired the Florida Tomorrow Campaign for her alma mater, the University of Florida and is the Chairwoman of the UF Bergstrom Real Estate Center Advisory Board.  She has also served on the Foundation for Foster Children Board and is Past Chair of the 2010-2011 Heart of Florida United Way Board Campaign and continues to serve on the United Way Board of Directors.  She also serves on the Florida Hospital Board and The Florida Citrus Sports Boards.  In 2017, the I4 Business Magazine presented her with the prestigious Women’s Inspired Leadership Spirit of Advocacy Award.  And the American Business Association Foundation recognized her as a finalist for the 2017 George Bailey Distinguished Service award for her commitment and service in her community.