James Athens Jr.
Commercial Loan Officer
Fidelity Bank of Florida N.A.
Local Needs, Local Service
James “Jim” Athens Jr. has worked in the Central Florida banking industry since 2013. His role as a commercial loan officer for Fidelity Bank of Florida gives him the unique opportunity to work directly with local business owners to assist them in growing their companies and developing relationships that positively impact the region’s economy.
After working for nearly six years at a nationally known banking institution, he decided it was time to test his skills at Fidelity Bank of Florida.
“Community banks — and Fidelity Bank especially — understand the needs of our local business leaders and entrepreneurs,” he said. “I have the ability to openly discuss these commercial loan customers’ needs directly with local decision-makers.”
Athens retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2010 after serving more than 20 years of dedicated service to his country. He holds a bachelor of science degree in technical management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Athens met his wife, Andrea, while serving in the Air Force, and the two have been married for nearly 21 years. They have two teenage boys. The oldest, Griffin, has followed in his father’s footsteps and is currently in technical training to become an F-16 maintainer in the Air Force. Their youngest, Grant, is a freshman at West Orange High School, where he plays football for the Warriors.