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.