Finance & Insurance

JORGE GONZALEZ

VICE CHAIRMAN & CEO, CITY NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, CORAL GABLES

Gonzalez’s 75-year-old bank has more than 30 banking centers statewide. Since he joined the bank in 2009, it has grown from $2.8 billion in assets to nearly $20 billion through both organic growth and acquisitions. In the past year, the bank launched a $1-million COVID relief fund that targeted three areas of critical need during the pandemic: Community hospitals and health care providers; non-profits addressing food insecurity; and organizations that serve vulnerable segments of the population, including those with special needs or homelessness.

EDUCATION Florida International University (BS)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I am a closet architect.
ADMIRES The executives running our municipal governments. Despite the economic fallout of the pandemic, these public servants have worked around the clock to help keep our communities safe and sustain economic prosperity.
READING Success Built to Last, by Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery and Mark Thompson

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