Aquannette Thomas serves as Vice President, Business Development Officer of Community Lending with Valley Bank. As a seasoned banking professional with over 20 years of experience, she assists women and minority - owned businesses by providing a level of attention and care that will not only help them thrive, but to provide the necessary tools and resources for their business journey to success. Aquannette is very passionate about serving her community and actively holds several committee and boards appointments including but not limited to: Alumnae and Chair of the Leadership Equity and Diversity Committee for Leadership Palm Beach County ('20), Board of Director for Compass Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Board of Director & Treasurer for St. Mary's Medical Center & Palm Beach Children's Hospital Foundation, Board of Director of the South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Expositions, Advisory Board Member of the Palm Beach County African Diaspora Historical and Cultural Society, Business Advisory Board Member of the T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society, Business Advisory Board Member Dress for Success Palm Beaches and Member of the Palm Beach County Commission on Affordable Housing. Aquannette is a Diversity and Inclusion advocate who makes it her mission to be an inclusive enterprising force. She is a proud wife and mother, who holds a B.S. in Health Management and a Graduate Degree in Public Administration with an Emphasis in Policy & Government.