Prior to joining Metrostudy in 1999, Tony Polito was involved in the banking industry in the Tampa Bay Area for 13 years, serving as a relationship manager, problem loan workout officer, credit department manager and loan underwriter for Bank of America and its predecessor bank in Florida – Barnett Bank. This included working in the Homebuilder Finance Group, which financed builder lines of credit, acquisition and development loans and development letters of credit. Earlier in his career, he served as a commercial loan officer and credit analyst for Clearwater, Florida-based Fortune Savings Bank.
A member of the Builders Association of Greater Tampa, Polito is the featured speaker at the annual Economic Forecast Meeting held each January. From 1997 – 2001, he served the secretary of the Pasco County Housing Finance Authority. He is a 1986 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in finance.