Simply Suncoast

Life at Suncoast: A Look Into One of Tampa Bay’s Top Places to Work

Brianna Minuse

May 30, 2023

Suncoast employees celebrating

From back-office management to frontline Member Advocates, one of Suncoast Credit Union’s top priorities is to ensure that our team is operating in an exciting, creative, and fulfilling work environment. And with four consecutive years of being named one of Tampa Bay’s Top Places to Work by the Tampa Bay Times, we’d like to think we’re doing something right! But don’t just take our word for it – we asked some of our employees what they love about working at Suncoast. Here’s what they had to say:

"My role as a member advocate for a branch is to make sure I provide excellent service to our current and prospective members, solve different financial needs, and advise/inform about the different products and services that we offer. What I love the most about working for the Credit Union is being part of the Suncoast Family! Suncoast has a great culture of service for both members and employees. They truly care about our needs and well-being, and they show it through the benefits and appreciation they offer us. Another thing that I love about being part of Suncoast is the ability to work in teams and have support from our peers and management and the ability to learn and grow within the organization."

Gabby Giron Suarez

Member Advocate | 1 year 6 months with Suncoast


"I have been employed with Suncoast since 1989 and have been a personal member since 1978. Over the years, I’ve been given incredible opportunities to grow and mature as an employee, a leader, and a trusted advocate for our members. I’m proud to display our logo and I’m amazed by the faith and trust our members have in this organization!

Employees at Suncoast are empowered and supported by teammates and management to step outside the box and utilize every tool available to them to assist our members. Team members are provided counsel and encouragement to learn and master job duties within their own position and to grow into other positions they might find themselves suited for. The growth of an employee is limited only by their own choices.

I know our core values are alive and well under our leadership and I am most certainly honored to be a small part of the Suncoast story!"

Evett Miller

Senior Member Advocate | 34 years with Suncoast


"I love being a part of our credit union because it allows us to wear our hearts on our sleeves. As the assistant branch manager of Town N’ Country, I oversee several of the day-to-day operations. I strive to create future leaders within our community, one employee, one member, one step at a time. Suncoast empowers us to find creative solutions for our members financial goals, which creates a diverse culture that rewards ownership!"

Jesus “Leo” Hernandez-Vargas

Assistant Service Center Manager | 10 months with Suncoast


"I absolutely love my role as a Service Center Manager. Mentoring and developing others, witnessing their growth and newfound confidence, and seeing people achieve success is incredibly gratifying to me. I know that the work I do each day not only impacts my team but plays a huge role in the service that is provided to our members. The culture at Suncoast aligns with my values, we prioritize the wellbeing of our employees and support is offered at all levels within different departments. We are truly people helping people. Every day, I feel fulfilled in my work."

Kandice Christmas

Service Center Manager | 20 years with Suncoast

From fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment to the many opportunities for growth and development, Suncoast Credit Union strives to be an inspiring and healthy place to work. Plus, we’re always looking for new talent to add to our growing team! If you liked what you read here, consider this your official invitation to browse our careers site and apply to any positions that suit your interests and experience level. You can also view available positions on our LinkedIn page. It’s that simple!

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