Mick WelchPresident Brevard County
Mick Welch serves as President of BankFIRST's Brevard County market. His expansive career in the financial services industry began in the Greater Brevard region in 1975, where he has continued to work and reside for more than 30 years. Welch entered the banking field at First National Bank of Merritt Island, Merritt Island, FL. Throughout the course of his career, he has gained extensive experience and an advanced working knowledge of commercial lending and new business development, while remaining committed to the Brevard community. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President I Senior Lender at The Bank Brevard, where he was responsible for business development endeavors and maintaining a strong loan portfolio. Prior to that, Welch served as First Vice President, Private Banking Team Lender of Sun Trust Bank in Melbourne, where he successfully implemented the Private Banking Department throughout Brevard County.

A graduate of LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY, Welch received his Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Relations in 1973. He is a 1984 graduate of the Florida School of Banking, Gainesville, FL, and Commercial Banking School, Norman, OK, which he completed in 1986.

His community involvement is far-reaching, and includes the following affiliations: Eau Gallie Rotary Club Member; Community Foundation for Brevard, Board Member and Grant Committee Member; Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Foundation, Inc., Board Member; Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Past Board Member; Henegar School I Brevard Regional Arts Group, Past Board Member; Eau Gallie Yacht Club Member, Finance Committee Member, and Former Member of Board of Governors; Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, Member; Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, Member.

Welch resides in Brevard County with his wife, Diane, has two grown sons, Mike (age 32) and Andrew (soon to be 30 ), and 3 dogs (2 beagles and one lab/Border collie mix). He is an avid University of Florida Gators football fan, and enjoys playing golf when time permits.