Merchants Commercial Bank Appoints St. John Client Development Officer

Abigail Schnell O’Connell has been named the St. John Client Development Officer for Merchants Commercial Bank, according to James Crites, President/CEO of the St. Thomas-based bank.

O’Connell’s responsibility will be to foster good relations between existing clients and Merchants Commercial Bank as well as to present new banking solutions to both existing and prospective clients on St. John. 

O’Connell graduated from Antilles School on St. Thomas and attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale before excelling in Public Relations with legendary retailer Neiman Marcus. After leaving Neiman Marcus, she began working in the highly competitive Fort Lauderdale real estate market, where she met quick success. This experience opened the door for her to return home to St. John and further her real estate career with Holiday Homes, where she has worked since 2002.   

“I look forward to having the opportunity to expand Merchants Commercial Bank’s sophisticated level of banking service to the St. John community,”  said. O’Connell, who joins Merchants Commercial Bank with eager intent to carry on the bank’s mission in continuing to provide the highest level of customer service while offering clients the most complete range of technologically advanced and convenient business products.

Persons interested in Merchants Commercial Bank’s range of products and services may contact O’Connell, St. John Client Development Officer, by telephone at (340) 998-1934 or via email at

Merchants Commercial Bank is a Virgin Islands chartered, FDIC insured, commercial bank bringing state-of-the-art internet and traditional banking services to the Virgin Islands community. Based in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, but also serving St. John and St. Croix, Merchants Commercial Bank works with businesses and individuals to craft financial solutions that fit their unique circumstances.