Barbara M. Gilbert

Barbara M. Gilbert, First Vice President, Southeast Region, Valley Bank

Barbara Gilbert serves as First Vice President, Market Manager, Business Development Officer of retail banking and commercial banking for Valley Bank, focusing on Palm Beach County and South Florida.

Gilbert drives the sales of the bank’s products and services to individuals, businesses, non profits and municipalities. She also partners with other Valley team members to develop new business opportunities throughout the area.

She brings 30 years of banking and wealth management experience to the role, with deep knowledge in institutional, investments, lending, corporate and personal banking services. Before joining Valley, Gilbert served in various national banking positions, handling high-net-worth wealth management, institutional management, estate planning and trusts as well as personal and corporate banking services like residential and commercial lines and loans. Gilbert became an expert in Family Offices.

She also has experience with mergers and acquisitions through roles at Wachovia, Wells Fargo Wealth Management, Commerce Private Bank/TD Bank and Bank of America, Private Bank.

Before entering finance, Barbara worked in the nonprofit sector as Director of Development for The Pennsylvania Ballet, and as Director of a Capital Campaign for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Kimmel Center. She then opened her own capital campaign company, BMG & Associates, where she handled campaigns for the The Arthur Ashe Education and Tennis Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Universities and Private schools.

Gilbert attended Bauder College and Miami Dade College, majoring in architecture and interior design. She later went on to Barry University in Miami to study business. She has achieved certificates in Leadership Training.

In keeping with Valley’s connection to the local communities it serves, Gilbert was co chairman of Wine Women and Shoes 2021, for Big Dog Ranch Rescue. She is on the committee for Cancer Alliance Help and Hope, 202, 22,23,24. She was previous two-year co-chair for Kid Sanctuary Gala. She is an active member of the Development Committee for Palm Beach Symphony.
She is a sustainer for the Junior League of the Palm Beaches. Barbara is on the Board of Directors of Big Dog Ranch Rescue and the Jefferson University Hospital Women’s Board. Barbara is a proud member of the Advisory Board for the Inez Andreas School of Business for Barry University.

She was most recently featured in Art Bodega Magazine, 2022, 2023,2024 in “Women to Know In Palm Beach”. Barbara is a Public Speaker on many topics and moderates panels in many industries.

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