Progress Bank Welcomes Hellett and Vines to Panama City Office



Florida Market Executive Dewayne Youngblood announced today that Courtney Hellett and Samantha Vines have joined the Bank as the initial team for the Panama City office.

“We are happy to welcome Courtney and Samantha to help jump start our Panama City branch,” said Youngblood. “With their combined experience in the area’s Banking industry, we are looking forward to growing our services to meet the needs of Panama City residents.”

Hellett, Panama City Assistant Branch Manager, began working in Real Estate and Mortgage Lending during college at the University of South Carolina. Hellett later moved into Insurance Sales followed by her latest transition into Banking. She is currently attending the American Banking Association’s Branch Manager Program, as well as pursuing her Finance degree with a minor in Business Management from Capella University. Hellett is currently on the Board of Directors for the Panama City Symphony Orchestra.

Vines, Panama City Universal Banker, has lived in Florida most of her life. She spent the first 16 years of her career in Retail, working her way up from Sales Associate to Store Manager. Since 2018, Vines has worked as a Teller for well-known financial institutions. She is active in the local community and enjoys supporting the local food banks.

The full-service office will be temporarily located at 107 W. 23rd Street, Suite W-4, in Panama City, Florida, and will open in November. The permanent office is currently under construction at 1805 West 23rd Street in Panama City and is expected to open in 2023. Progress Bank also has nearby locations in Destin, Inlet Beach and Santa Rosa Beach.

Progress Bank is an Alabama State chartered commercial bank, Member FDIC, with offices in Alabama (Birmingham, Daphne, Decatur, Florence, Huntsville, Jones Valley, Madison, Tuscaloosa, Vestavia) and Florida (Destin, Inlet Beach, Panama City and Santa Rosa Beach). The bank is a full-service financial institution offering commercial, consumer, wealth management/investment services and mortgage banking services. Visit our corporate website at to learn more. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS# 401921.