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First National Bank of South Miami (FNBSM) congratulates our Executive Vice President, Veronica Birch Flores, as the recipient of the 2011 South Florida Women Extraordinaire Award. Veronica Birch Flores has been a key member of the executive team at First National Bank of South Miami since her arrival in 1999.  As Executive Vice President, her primary responsibility is the daily management of the Bank with a primary focus on client and community relations.This award honors top women business leaders in the South Florida Community.  Veronica’s commitment and involvement in the South Dade community has been demonstrated in a wide variety of areas.  An ardent supporter of Chamber South, she served as the Chair until 2010 and continues to serve on their Board of Directors. Veronica has been a strong force in the reorganization of the Red Sunset Merchants Association, which is the voice of South Miami downtown merchants.


She has been heavily involved in their dealings with the City of South Miami and in coordinating their marketing initiatives. She is their past Vice President and continues to serve on their Board. She is the past President of the South Miami Hospital Associates and continues to serve on their Board as well.  Ms. Flores also served on the Board of Directors for Fellowship House Foundation for four years and currently serves on their Advisory Board. She is a current member of the State Government Relations Committee for the Florida Bankers Association.As Ms. Flores stated, “I am most proud of the role that I have played in assembling an outstanding team of professional bankers at our great bank.  We have become an employer of choice for many bankers in South Florida. Our sincere camaraderie, integrity and commitment to our clients’ needs, not quotas, has allowed us to attract the best.  We employ banking professionals that love banking and value relationships, just like in the “good old days’! I really do love what I do and enjoy coming to work every day!”


First National Bank of South Miami has been operating since 1952, making it one of the longest standing, financial institutions in our marketplace. We are a locally managed Bank with our headquarters in the heart of South Miami and offices in Kendall and The Falls.  We take great pride in our approach to banking by providing the highest quality of customer service, with a combination of products and services tailored to meet the needs of our clients. We are an active corporate citizen in the South Florida area.  We consider ourselves a combination of high touch and high tech, with a unique emphasis on flexibility and service.


For the past 89 consecutive quarters we have received a recommended rating by Bauer Financial (the nation’s leading independent bank rating service).  We were here yesterday, we are here today and we will be here tomorrow.