Jorge Gonzalez (BA ’88) took the helm as chief executive of City National Bank in July 2010 after joining the bank as president in January 2009.
It’s the culmination of the Miami native’s banking career, which has spanned more than two decades, beginning at Southeast Bank.
Founded by the Abess family, City National Bank of Florida ranks as the fourth-largest bank based in Florida, with $3.9 billion in assets and 450 employees.
Since November 2008, the bank has been owned by Caja Madrid, the third-largest bank in Spain with more than $400 billion in assets and 4,000 branches.
City National focuses on real estate lending, private banking, corporate banking, and personal/small business banking. It has 26 branches from Miami-Dade County to the Greater Orlando area.
During the past two years, City National has added more than 60 employees and opened nine branches, The bank plans to open another branch, in South Miami, in early 2012.
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Read: “Focus on customer keeps City National Bank CEO busy,“ an article by MiamiHerald.com.