• 1131 N Paul Russell Road, B-201 | Tallahassee, FL 32301

Esther Marshall

Senior Vice President, Community Impact Territory Manager, Fifth Third Bank

Esther Marshall is senior vice president and community impact territory manager at Fifth Third Bank for the Southeast, leading teams in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Carolinas with direct responsibility for the Florida and Georgia markets.

She oversees the Bank’s regional compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act, cultivates and leads community partnerships, drives community development strategies, and leads charitable giving. She is focused on key programs and initiatives supporting economic mobility, small business development, affordable housing, financial accessibility, workforce development and efforts to improve the well-being of individuals and families in underserved communities.

Esther leads the implementation of Fifth Third’s Empowering Black Futures program in East Tampa and Grove Park in Atlanta – two of nine neighborhoods receiving $20 million each in lending, investments and philanthropy to create equitable growth and economic mobility. This comprehensive program is part of Fifth Third’s $2.8 billion commitment to accelerate racial equity, equality and inclusion.

Esther has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She joined Fifth Third in 2000 and served in the commercial bank division before transitioning into community impact.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Esther received her bachelor’s degree in finance from Davenport University and her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan.

Professional and Civic
Esther is a board member of The Black Business Investment Fund and an advisory council member of the Florida Housing Coalition. She has received a number of honors including: 2023 Tampa Bay Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year honoree, 2022 Florida Small Business Development Center at FGCU’s Resource Partner of the Year award, 2022 Nehemiah Legacy award from the CDC of Tampa, Inc., Fifth Third Summit award for her work with Hurricane Ian disaster relief, and Florida Housing Coalition recognized her work in affordable housing and nonprofit capacity building. Esther is a member of the USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy and actively supports youth development and health equity programs.