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With the ever changing landscape of the South Florida Banking Community, please join the South Florida Banking Institute as we present our 2019 CEO Panel. Leadership challenges, attracting talent, mergers & acquisitions, technology, Miami as an international city, and the regulatory, geo-political, economic environment continue to impact our strategic decisions. Please mark your calendar and enjoy the insights of our South Florida banking industry’s leaders as we address the opportunities these dynamic times present.

Date: January 16, 2019
Time: 5:30 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 12th Of January 2019 at 5:00 pm:

Member $65.00
Non-Member $125.00
At door registration:

Member $100.00
Non-Member $160.00

Presenting Sponsor


Danny Martinez, Executive Vice President, Private Banking, Professional Bank

Danny Martinez has over 20 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Professional Bank, Mr. Martinez worked for financial institutions such as Citibank, Union Planters Bank-Private Banking Division and Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Co. where he serviced and formulated relationships with high net worth individuals and families as well as professionals within the legal, accounting and medical communities. A native Miamian, Mr. Martinez serves on the Board of Directors at Christopher Columbus High School, St. John Neumann Catholic Preparatory School, The South Florida Banking Institute and the Miami Dade Chapter for Rebuilding Together. Mr. Martinez attended Christopher Columbus High School and then Nova Southeastern University where he received a Bachelors of Science in Business Management.


Luis de la Aguilera, President, CEO and Director, U.S. Century Bank

Luis de la Aguilera is President, CEO, and a member of the board of directors at U.S. Century Bank.

Established in 2002 and headquartered in Miami, U.S. Century Bank is one of the largest Hispanic-owned community banks in the state with assets of $1.1 billion and 12 full-service banking centers throughout Miami-Dade and South Broward counties.

De la Aguilera started his banking career in 1982 at City National Bank of Miami. He later went on to serve as Vice President and Commercial Lender at Republic National Bank, and then as Senior Vice President of Corporate Banking and Assistant Branch Administrator at Ocean Bank where he directed and grew the bank’s branch network. From 2000-2015 de la Aguilera worked at TotalBank; throughout his 15-year tenure he served in various capacities including Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Lending, as well as Director, President and CEO.

De la Aguilera is an active member of the Florida Bankers Association and serves on its board. He also served as a director of the Florida School of Banking where he currently participates as an instructor. Additionally, he was appointed to represent Florida on the American Bankers Association (ABA) Government Relations Council for 2014-2015. In 2017, he was named to the Board of Directors of his alma mater, Christopher Columbus High School. He has served on the boards of the Dade Public Education Fund, the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy.

A committed advocate for pediatric cancer research and awareness, De la Aguilera sits on the board of the SebastianStrong Foundation and the Miami-Dade Advisory Board of the American Cancer Society. For the past six years he has been involved with Castaways Against Cancer, a local charity whose mission is to help find a cure for cancer. Annually he kayaks 160 miles from Miami to Key West to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Since joining the Castaways, de la Aguilera has helped lead the team in generating over $1 million in donations.

De la Aguilera earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981 from the University of Miami with a major in English literature, and minors in history and business administration.

Jose Cueto, President & CEO, 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.

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 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.

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.

Abel Iglesias, President & CEO, Professional Bank

Abel L. Iglesias serves as the Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer and has over 30 years of banking experience in the South Florida Market, most recently as President and CEO of J GB Bank, NA. Prior to his post at JGB, Mr. Iglesias was the Senior Executive Vice—President of BankUnited FSB where he oversaw the commercial, corporate, commercial real-estate and small business banking areas. He was directly responsible for the day to day management of the Commercial Banking division and its lending groups for Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

In 1997 through 2003 he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for the South Florida region of Colonial Bank. Mr.Iglesias also worked for Eastern National Bank and the Bank of Miami where he began his banking career in 1980. Mr. Iglesias is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Miami-Dade College’s Center for Financial Training. He is also a member of the Operating Board for Doctor’s Hospital, which is part of Baptist Health Systems. He’s the past Chairman of the Board Of Directors of Friends of WLRN 91.3 FM (N PR), a former board member of the Latin Builder’s Association and former board member for the City of Coral Gables’ Historic Preservation Board. Mr. Iglesias holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, in Business Administration from Barry University.

Antonio Uribe, President & CEO, Terrabank

Mr. Antonio Uribe is President and CEO of TERRABANK, a local community bank established in 1985.

Mr. Uribe began his career in banking with Citibank in New York. He quickly ascended the corporate ladder to head up the bank’s corporate and investment banking business in various countries as Country Head and General Manager for Zambia, Guatemala, and Paraguay. He also served as CEO of Citibank Colombia. After a successful 20 year career with Citibank, he moved to Miami where he served as Senior Vice President of Regions Bank in their corporate division and later accepted a position as President of Bancafe International.

In 2006, he accepted the position of President and CEO of Terrabank. With extensive experience in business turnarounds, he has successfully built a new management team and refocused the Bank’s business strategy. He leads Terrabank’s efforts in developing and deploying technology driven solutions for clients that will allow the Bank to compete in today’s increasingly demanding markets.

Mr. Uribe holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in International Relations and Political Science. He is also involved with numerous professional and civic organizations.

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