Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s Amy McQuagge was named a finalist for the 2024 APEX Awards. Organized by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee, the APEX Awards recognize local women with outstanding reputations for professionalism, philanthropy and leadership. 

McQuagge joined the bank in 2018 as the organization’s first in-house marketing director and is responsible for providing direction, guidance and leadership of the bank’s marketing and extensive community outreach efforts. She was previously the senior marketing and event manager for the Lee County Economic Development Office, co-owner of a full-service fundraising company and a media buyer for several national and regional advertising agencies.

McQuagge has served on the PACE Center for Girls-Lee board of directors since 2020. Currently, she serves as vice chair, board development chair and is a member of the Grande Dames Tea committee. She also serves on PACE’s Every Girl Deserves capital campaign raising funds to repair damage to the center from Hurricane Ian, as well as implement needed safety and security upgrades. From 2020 to 2022, McQuagge co-chaired the Love That Dress!, one of the organization’s largest fundraisers and signature event.

A member of the board of directors for A.N.A.’s Friends (formerly Guardian ad Litem Foundation 20th Judicial Circuit), McQuagge also serves on other various nonprofit committees. She routinely volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, MidWest Food Bank and United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, among other local, nonprofit organizations.

A native Lee County resident, McQuagge holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Southern College and is a certified financial marketing professional through the American Bankers Association.

Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has seven locations open throughout Lee County. On Sanibel, the Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, sustained considerable storm damage and is projected to reopen in early 2024. In Fort Myers, at the bank’s McGregor Branch, located at 15975 McGregor Blvd., staff is operating out of a temporary mobile banking unit due to major flood damage to the existing building.

The bank is nationally ranked in the top 2% best-performing community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,400 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with more than $729 million in total assets, and generates one of the highest returns on equity of all Florida banks. The bank employs more than 100 employees, and more than 60% are current shareholders.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services, including mobile banking apps, CardHub, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit