Alumnus Profile: Emilio Vazquez (BBA ’95)
Senior Vice President and Regional Branch Manager
Coconut Grove Bank
For Emilio Vazquez (BBA ’95), who began his banking career as a teller and now serves as senior vice president and regional branch manager for Coconut Grove Bank’s five branches, job satisfaction focuses on people.
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“What’s most rewarding is working with clients and employees, helping our employees learn and reach their personal goals, and watching our customers grow and prosper,” he said.
As he reflects on how his education in the College of Business Administration has contributed to his success, he points to several factors including the emphasis on projects.
“We did lots of team projects that helped us understand that we cannot succeed if we are doing it alone,” he said. “The lack of teamwork is the main reason businesses fail.”
And, as someone who took seven years to earn his degree, attending evening classes after working eight to ten hours, he is in an excellent position to give the following advice:
“Don’t get tired. Continue to be enrolled. Be focused. At the end of the road, you will be a cut above,” he said.