Colleen Kvetko Appointed to International College Board of Trustees
Colleen Kvetko, President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, has been appointed to serve on the International College Board of Trustees, which is the governing board responsible for the College and policy making decisions. Kvetko becomes the board’s 12th member.
Chairman John J. Agnelli said Kvetko’s diverse experience and talents will further enrich the board. Agnelli nominated Kvetko for board consideration.
“Colleen is very active in the community and gives of her time and experience to many different groups. I’ve had the pleasure of being on some other boards with her. I feel that with her business background and her involvement in the community, she’ll be an excellent addition to the board of trustees,” Agnelli said, adding Kvetko is as a leader and wise decision-maker.
International College President Terry McMahan echoed Agnelli’s sentiments.
“Colleen’s civic involvement in this community is stellar. She gets involved and makes a difference,” McMahan said. “Colleen brings a tremendous enthusiasm with her. She will be an outstanding asset to our organization.”
Kvetko joined Fifth Third Bank in 1987 as a national commercial lender. She moved to Naples in 1992 to assume her current position. Her responsibilities include overall administration of Fifth Third’s banking operations for Florida. She has more than 28 years of experience in the banking industry.
In addition to sound business savvy, Kvetko brings with her about 10 years of civic experience. She currently sits on the NCH Foundation Board of Directors and the Florida Bankers Association board. Kvetko is a past Chair of the YMCA of Collier County, past Chair of the Economic Development Council of Collier County, and past campaign Chair of the United Way of Collier County. She’s also volunteered her time to the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce and was 1998 Volunteer of the Year for YMCA of Collier County.
Additionally, Kvetko joined forces with Cindy Chapman, President of Xerox One Source, Dr. Vivian Ebert, and Lisa Hiscock, to establish the Naples Chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association. Most recently, Gulfshore Business Magazine named Kvetko Businesswoman of the Year.
Kvetko said she joins various boards to get in touch with community needs.
“I want to make a difference in the community,” Kvetko said. “International College listens to the community when there is a need. We have to develop and educate people in Collier County and surrounding counties. It’s important to grow our own.”
Kvetko said she is eager to introduce the College to additional business contacts, spread the word about the College’s positive work, and help the College fulfill its capital campaign for additional buildings on the Naples campus. Kvetko is also looking into the possibility of building awareness among bank employees about one of the College’s curriculum, which leads to certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
“International College is on the cusp of greatness. It’s exciting for me to be a part of that. Now is the time to build further awareness,” she said. “I want to spread the word about International College to as many individuals in Collier County as possible.”