Willy Gamalero began his career as a banker at Wells Fargo, working on the bank's lending side. He then moved to Wachovia, but at that point, he says he realized that what he really wanted to do was "be like Steven Keaton," the father in the iconic 1980s sitcom Family Ties who "just wanted to help people."

Corny or not, that desire to be of service to others led Gamalero to leave the world of big banks and take a position four years ago as financial advisor at the little Madison County Community Bank, an independent one-branch operation in the town of Madison, a small semi-rural community located some 50 miles east of Tallahassee in northern Florida.

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