November 20, 2019
February 19, 2020

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 $75.00
Non-Member $125.00

At Door Registration:

Member $110.00
Non-Member $160.00

Presenting Sponsor


S. Marshall Martin, Esq.
Enterprise Risk Executive & 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.

Simon Cruz
President & CEO – Intercredit Bank, N.A.

Simon Cruz as President is ultimately responsible for all programs and services offered by the Intercredit Bank, N.A. to include Business Development, HR & Staffing, Compliance, Financial Reporting, Credit and Lending as well as Operations and IT. Mr. Cruz held previous executive level positions in banking and financial services including Chase Manhattan Bank, Ocean Bank, and Millennium Capital. Mr. Cruz is a member of several professional organizations including the ABA Community Bankers Council, The Florida Banking Association, and was a Director of the Florida Export Finance Corporation and the Florida School of Banking.

Mr. Cruz has an M.A. from the John Hopkins University and a B.A. from Rutgers University.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Levels

Diamond Sponsor : Kaufman Rossin

Platinum Sponsor : Compuquip Cybersecurity

Silver Sponsor : First National Bank of South Miami