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As mergers and acquisitions become more prevalent in the ever-changing landscape of the South Florida Banking Community, please join the South Florida Banking Institute as we present our 2020 CEO Panel. Leadership challenges, attracting talent, technology, Miami as an international city, and the regulatory, geopolitical, economic environment continue to impact our strategic decisions. Our CEO Panel will provide insight on how they address today’s challenges. Please mark your calendar for an interactive panel discussion.

Date: January 15, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cocktail Hour: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Miami Airport Hilton
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126

Early registration on or before 1/14/20 at 5:00 pm:

Member $65.00
Non-Member $125.00

At Door Registration:

Member $100.00
Non-Member $160.00

Presenting Sponsor


Marshall Martin, Esq.
Enterprise Risk Executive & Co-General Counsel, City National Bank

Marshall has over twenty-three (23) years of substantial real estate, bank regulatory compliance/risk management, finance, accounting, and legal experience. He joined City National Bank of Florida in February 2009 and presently serves as Enterprise Risk Executive & Co-General Counsel. At City National, Marshall has joint accountability for the legal affairs of the bank and is also responsible for all non-credit risk, including BSA/AML/OFAC and regulatory compliance. In addition, his responsibilities include leadership, strategy development and management of regulatory relations. Prior to joining City National Bank, Marshall served in Wachovia’s Legal Division and went on to lead over 100 FTE managing Wachovia Bank’s CIP & High Risk Customers for the General Bank, consultant in KPMG’s Chicago office on bank/thrift regulatory matters (including M&A filings), served as general counsel/compliance officer of a multi-state/country MSB, and was an assistant bank examiner with the FDIC. Marshall holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois, a CPA certificate, and dual undergraduate degrees in finance and international business from Florida International University. Marshall has served on the advisory board for the Florida International Bankers Association’s AML Compliance conference, the ACAMS AML & Financial Crime Conference task force. Marshall currently serves on the Florida Banker’s Association Government Relations Committee, Co-Chair of the Board of ACAMS (South Florida Chapter), and is a frequent speaker both domestically and internationally.


Jose Cueto
President, International Finance Bank

Jose E. Cueto was born in Coral Gables, Florida and attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory High School. He later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Florida International University.

Mr. Cueto is the President & Chief Executive Officer of International Finance Bank since May 4, 2015 after having served as the Head of Corporate Banking for Florida and the Caribbean at FirstBank, Puerto Rico from 2012-2015.

Mr. Cueto began his banking career 28 years ago at Republic National Bank of Miami and later worked for First Union, Capital Bank, Banco Real and Bank Leumi.

From 2001-2012 Mr. Cueto worked for Caja Madrid where he opened its Miami International Banking Agency and eventually grew it to more than $3 billion in assets and held various positions in the Organization including Deputy General Manager & Chief Financial Officer and later Head of Corporate Banking, Capital Markets and Project Finance. He was a member of the City National Bank acquisition team and later served as a Director.

Mr. Cueto has been recognized as a top producer and is highly regarded by the local banking community. He was the recipient of the South Florida Business Journal’s Lender of the Year award in 2013 as well as the US-Spain Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Ponce de Leon Excellence Award.

Mr. Cueto presently serves on the Orange Bowl Committee, as a Board Member and President-Elect of the South Florida Banking Institute, as President-Elect of the Center for Financial Training, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Bankers Association (FBA) and as Vice-Chairman of the FBA BancPAC.

Calixto Garcia-Velez
EVP Regional Executive, FirstBank Florida

Calixto Garcia-Velez is responsible for overseeing the management of all of First BanCorp business components in Florida. Mr. Garcia-Velez, is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and began his professional life at the former First Union National Bank, followed by a very successful career with Citibank, where he served as President of Citibank Florida. He served as Chairman of the Beacon Council in 2004 and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Outside of the responsibilities of his new position, Mr. Garcia-Velez resumes his partnership with key community organizations such as United Way of Miami, March of Dimes, The Beacon Council, and Autism Speaks.

Jorge Gonzalez
President, City National Bank

Jorge Gonzalez is President and Chief Executive Officer of City National Bank of Florida (CNB), a full-service financial institution with $14 billion in assets and 31 banking center locations from Miami to Central Florida. During his tenure at the helm of City National Bank, Mr. Gonzalez has overseen the diversification and expansion of the more than 70-year-old institution to include four primary lines of business: Business and Personal Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Client Group and Commercial Real Estate. During that time, the bank grew from $3.5 billion in tangible assets to become the third-largest Florida-based bank. CNB’s business model is client-centered and community driven, with a particular focus on delivering a best-in-class client experience and having a positive impact on the communities CNB serves. In 2016, CNB launched a specialty finance subsidiary, BciCapital, which provides the bank with national platform serving the needs of corporate clients. The same year, Gonzalez led the expansion of City National Bank into the Tampa market. Since then, CNB also has opened mortgage offices in Sarasota and Naples. City National Bank completed the acquisition of Total Bank in June 2018, making City National Bank the third largest Florida-based bank with more than $11.3 billion in total deposits and almost 800 employees. Mr. Gonzalez has continued to invest in people and technology, believing that both are key to differentiating City National Bank from its competitors. Employees are committed to living the bank’s value proposition: “We are large enough to give you what you want and small enough to provide it the way you want it.” This commitment, along with CNB’s foundations of a best-in-class client experience and local decision-making have yielded excellent results. For its outstanding financial performance, CNB is rated 5-star “Superior” for safety and soundness, the highest possible, by Bauer Financial, the leading bank ratings firm. CNB has maintained this rating since June 2012, based on a number of critical factors, including its impressive capital ratios and liquidity and exceptional capital credit quality.

In 2016 and 2017, City National Bank was named one of the Best Banks To Work For by American Banker, an honor shared by only 75 banks nationally. CNB was the largest financial institution in Florida recognized on the list. The readers of the Daily Business Review have voted CNB as the Best Community Bank, Best Business Bank, Best Bank for Commercial Real Estate, Best Bank for Jumbo Loans, Best Private Bank, Best Foreign National Mortgage Lender, and Best Wealth Management. In 2013, CNB was named Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal. City National Bank was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal with its Outstanding Community Service Award for the work CNB does for the community. In addition, CNB earned the Community Bank of the Year award in 2013 and 2011 from the South Florida Business Journal, which said no other bank has done more than CNB to help the local economy. Mr. Gonzalez was named Ultimate CEO twice by the South Florida Business Journal and was a three-time finalist for the South Florida Business Journal’s Bank CEO of the Year.

Mr. Gonzalez has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, including 20 years with Wachovia, where he served in various leadership and management roles. Prior to joining City National Bank, he was Regional President of Wachovia for Southeast Florida, one of the bank’s top executives in the state, directing the region’s administration and all wholesale banking operations. A Miami native, Mr. Gonzalez is active in a number of charity and community organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and United Way of Miami- Dade. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Prior community roles have included executive committee positions with United Way, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Beacon Council, Downtown Development Authority, Museum of Discovery and Science, and the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from Florida International University and is a graduate of the Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Leadership Training program at the University of North Carolina. He and his wife Melinda have 13-year-old twins.