Priority One Financial Services adds employees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Priority One Financial Services has added five new employees, according to a release from the company. Chuck Smith and Lance Huggett join Priority One’s team of business managers; Deborah (Deb) Phillips, Robin Johnson and Helen Detore are new business administrators.

Huggett has worked in the lending industry for nearly 25 years. Before joining Priority One, he owned R.E.C.A. of Tampa Bay, Inc. for ten years.

“His extensive knowledge of boats and RVs along with financing will help his dealers deliver each and every unit,” Rina Aponte, operations manager of Priority One, said in the release.

Smith belongs to The Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals, attended Jim Moran & Associates courses and has over eight years of finance and sales experience in the car industry.

The new business managers will be responsible for ensuring lenders’ guidelines are met and that paperwork is timely and accurate. Phillips comes to the company with a background in mortgage lending. Johnson has a background in banking with experience in operations, direct and indirect lending, loss mitigation and sales. Detore is a licensed insurance agent and worked as and office manager at a car dealership.

“We are very excited to be expanding the operations department once again. With the addition of these talented individuals, we can continue to give dealers the type of service they deserve,” Heather Mariscal, Priority One’s president, said in the release.

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