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Lesley Barre is a Vice President and Relationship Manager for the Sarasota/Manatee market for Commercial Banking at Bank of America. In this capacity, her responsibilities include delivering strategic financial guidance and solutions throughout the SW Florida marketplace. Lesley’s mission is to help local companies grow, improve cash flow, manage U.S. and international payments, and invest for the future. She fulfills this mission by focusing on credit and lending, deposits, and cash management solutions to privately-held companies with annual revenues from $5 million to $50 million. Targeted industries and businesses include wholesalers, manufacturers, importers/exporters, professional services, medical, entertainment, and non-profit organizations, to name a few. Lesley has been in the Financial Industry for 20 years and joined Bank of America in 2006. During her tenure, she has held roles in the Consumer Bank and Residential Mortgage.

Active in the community, Lesley is member of the Military Service Affinity Group and LEAD for Women supporting Bank of America’s diversity & inclusion initiatives. She is the former Co-chair of LEAD for Women and continues to serve as mentor for numerous associates within Bank of America. She is an advocate for seniors and recently held on the advisory board seat for Meals on Wheels. Lesley now serves as a board member for the Bradenton Economic Development Committee.

As the daughter and granddaughter of business owners, Lesley is an advocate for hardworking business owners and enjoys watching them grow their business. Originally from Northern California, Lesley currently resides in Sarasota, FL.


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    • Manufacturing

Meet the Team

With access to the global resources of Bank of America, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Nicholas Priddy

Vice President

Lending Officer

Gina Gavio


Treasury Sales Officer

Leidy Quero

Assistant Vice President

Sales Support Associate

Bank of America Business Banking

As you work to take your business to the next level in an environment where business and technology sophistication are critical to having a competitive edge, you need a local banking partner who has your long-term interests at heart.

Bank of America is that local advocate. We work closely with you to understand your business goals. We then draw on our Bank wide resources, technology and experience to generate ideas and solutions that will propel your business further.

With Bank of America Business Banking by your side, you can be assured your business has the power to grow and thrive.

You can benefit from:

Local Relationship Managers who are your advocates and bring the Bank’s resources to you as a seamlessly integrated, dedicated team

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Access to bank-wide services beyond business banking, to manage both your business and personal wealth

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