Meet the Board

  • Bruce Wirtz MacArthur

    Chairman of the Board

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    Bruce Wirtz MacArthur has been the Chairman of the Board of First National Bank of South Miami since 1981; he assumed the role from his late grandfather Arthur M. Wirtz who had held the role of Chairman since 1966.

    Bruce is very actively involved in the direction and management of the bank. The First National Bank of South Miami assets total nearly $600 million as of December 2014. The Bank has had the same ownership structure since its establishment in 1952 and has remained an important part of the Wirtz family holdings. His active involvement has propelled the bank as an extremely well respected business leader in the South Dade Community. 

    Mr. MacArthur also serves as Vice President of Wirtz Realty Corporation based in Chicago. He is also a member of the Joint Venture Board of Directors of the United Center arena, home of the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls. Mr. MacArthur resides in both Miami and Chicago, Illinois. He serves as a Director of Wirtz Corporation and also is a Founder and Board Member of the South Miami Hospital Foundation.

  • Drew a. dammeier

    President & Director

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    Drew A. Dammeier grew up in a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Shortly after graduating college, he was elected to the School Board of his high school. He was also part of the adjunct faculty at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois.

    He began his banking career in 1986 as an examiner with the Commissioner of Savings and Loans in the State of Illinois. He was involved in the regulatory clean up after the 1980’s Savings and Loan Crisis. During his first year, he managed his own team of examiners and was assigned the largest and most challenging examinations. He then transferred within the Commissioner’s office to a newly created division responsible for regulating Mortgage Banks and Brokers. Later, he was promoted to the position of Office Analyst where he evaluated the financial data of all state chartered savings and loans and assisted in the conversion of institutions to Savings Bank charters.

    In 1993, he began his career in the private banking sector as an officer with First Security Trust and Savings Bank in Elmwood Park, Illinois. The following year he was promoted to Vice President and the year after that he was given the responsibility of Executive Vice President and Cashier, an office he still holds today.

    In 2004, Mr. Dammeier joined the Board of Directors of First National Bank of South Miami. Later that year he became President of the institution. Since joining First National, it has grown to over $600 million in assets up from a low of under $300 million early in his tenure. The bank withstood the real estate crisis of 2008 and is currently positioned as one of the most prominent mid-sized institutions in South Florida.

    Mr. Dammeier has contributed to several service organizations as a participant, member, or as its president including, the local chapter of Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Chamber of Commerce in Elmwood Park, Illinois, and South Miami, Florida, Oak Leyden Developmental Services, Wheeling Instrumental League and Marching Band Pit Crew. He coached his own children in sports and continued coaching even after his children graduated. He remains very happily married and is the proud father of two daughters and a son who are all currently in college.

  • Edward r. weed

    Director, Chairman, Audit Committee

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    A native of Chicago, Ed Weed, has distinguished himself in career marketing positions with major advertisers, agencies, and service oriented firms. During his tenure with Leo Burnett, that spanned a dozen years, began as a summer intern amid his Fordham University undergraduate days. Mr. Weed also worked on a variety of multi-national blue chip accounts. Clients included Nestle, P&G, United Airlines, and Sears' Allstate Insurance. The firm grew from five to 85 offices around the world.

    In 1971, Mr. Weed was recruited by a client of the agency, the former Chairman of Sears, to General Development as Corporate Officer and President of the firm's in-house advertising and marketing agency. Based in Miami, building 5,000 homes a year, marketing assignments ranged from Europe to the Far East.

    In 1975, He was appointed Corporate Vice-President of Hart Schaffner & Marx (Hartmarx). Concurrently, he served as President of their in-house agency. Subsequently, Mr. Weed's responsibilities were expanded and he also served as Group Vice-President for the 10,000 employee, 30 plant manufacturing divisions.

    In 1986, Mr. Weed co-founded, an east coast based, real estate auction-marketing firm that grew to five offices and 70 employees. Within a year’s time, the firm successfully sold over $100 million in new condo marketing. And then doubled sales to over $200 million a year, all in new construction projects.

    Mr. Weed is well-known in marketing and communications circles for numerous industry articles and a recipient of industry awards. He has taught courses on Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising at Notre Dame's Graduate School of Business, Florida International University and Loyola's Graduate School of Business. In addition to being a director of the First National Bank of South Miami for over 40 years, Mr. Weed is also a Director of AdTrans, a national billboard firm, on the advisory committee of a $500 million fiduciary firm, and a Trustee of an Educational Foundation (The Latin School) in Chicago and a non-profit assisted-living facility, The Admiral, the oldest charity registered in Illinois. Mr. Weed also served in the United States Army.

  • Robert w. christoph


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  • george j. mccarthy


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    Mr. George J McCarthy has served on FNBSM’s Board of Director’s and is a member of the Bank’s Audit Committee since 2013. Mr. McCarthy is a member of the Board of Directors as well as the Chairman of the Audit Committee for United Automobile Insurance Group. United Auto is one of the largest property and casualty insurance companies in the US. 

    Previously Mr. McCarthy was Chairman and CEO for the Illinois Region of Associated Banc-Corp (a $4 Billion Bank Holding Company). He worked with the Associated for more than 27 years. Additionally, Mr. McCarthy served as Vice Chairman for Thomas F. Seay and Associates, a company that specialized in property management and banking. 

    Civil Affiliations include: Northwestern Memorial Corporation, Life Trustee; Friends of Prentice, President; McCormick Boys and Girls Club, Director; National Brain Tumor Institute at Northwestern Hospital, Director.

  • Veronica Birch Flores

    Chief Operating Officer & Director

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    Veronica has been a key member of the Executive team at First National Bank of South Miami since her arrival in 1999. As Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, she is responsible for the daily management of the Bank, with a primary focus on client and community relations. She serves on the Loan, Trust & Asset/Liability Committees. In January 2018, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Bank.

    Veronica’s commitment and involvement in our community has been demonstrated in a wide variety of areas. She was named as one of the Top 100 Power Players in Finance by South Florida Business Journal for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Currently, she serves on the following boards: First National Bank of South Miami January 2018, the Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida since 2013, the University of Miami Citizens Board since 2014, Chair of the University of Miami Citizens Board Women’s Society since 2015, the Florida Bankers Association State-wide Board since 2015, and the Florida Bankers Association Government Relations Committee from 2011-2016. She is past President of the South Miami Hospital Associates where she continues to serve on its Board since 2000. She served on the Board of Directors of Chamber SOUTH from 2007-2013 (Chair from 2009-2010). Veronica’s involvement in the community and her leadership in banking was recognized by being selected as the recipient of the 2011 South Florida Women Extraordinaire Award. She has served as a Board Member of: Hometown Inc., a group of commercial property owners in South Miami and Fellowship House Foundation. Veronica’s continuous involvement and leadership in the community was recognized by the City of South Miami by presenting her with the Key to the City. One of her proudest accomplishments was being named the 2014 Chamber SOUTH Annual award recipient for service to her community. 

    Ms. Flores enjoys her role as a community banker since 1980. Her vast experience has served the Bank well in leading the strategic initiatives for the bank. As Ms. Flores states, “I am most proud of the role that I have played in assembling an outstanding team. We have become the employer of choice for many bankers in our community.”

  • Eneida O. Roldan, MD, MPH, MBA


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    Eneida O. Roldan, MD, MPH, MBA is the Chief Executive Officer of FIU Health Care Network and Associate Dean for International Affairs at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and a founding faculty of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. In her administrative role, she serves as the CEO of FIU Health, a management service organization that serves the FIU community, College of Medicine, and the Community.

    Dr. Roldan has served in numerous leadership and executive roles in National and International Organization Boards, medical and certification boards and has extensive experience in media as a spokesperson in health policy, healthcare management and obesity. She has been honored with numerous awards in Medicine and Business. In addition to her Medical, Public Health and Business degrees, Dr. Roldan has extensive executive education training at Harvard and Wharton where she is an alumnus, Wharton Fellow and recipient of the Aresty Scholar award.

  • Jorge Eduardo Perez, M.D F.A.A.P.


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    Jorge E. Perez, M.D. is a board certified pediatric and neonatal-perinatal physician with more than 30 years of experience. He has shared his vast expertise with numerous health systems across the state including Baptist Health South Florida, Martin Health System, and NCH Healthcare System. He is also involved with multiple studies and research on infant care.

    At Baptist Health Dr. Perez serves as the medical coordinator of the system’s Neonatal/Maternal Transfer Center and is medical director of Air/Ground Neonatal Transport. Dr. Perez also sits on numerous committees at South Miami Hospital, leading as chairman of the Foundation Board of Directors, Neonatal Perinatal Ethics, and the Center for Women and Children. He is president of the hospital’s medical staff, chairman and medical director of the South Miami Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Task Force and NICU Research Committee, and co-director of the Fetal Board. He also chaired the Department of Pediatrics for more than 10 years from 2003-2014. He is medical director of the OB/GYN Hospitalist Program and Newborn Nursery at Homestead Hospital, and is on its OB/Newborn Committee.

    His practice is at Kidz Medical Services (KMS) in Coral Gables which specializes in providing pediatric and neonatal health care. He has been medical director since its founding in 1990.

    Dr. Perez received his medical degree from Universidad Central del Este in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. His residency training was at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, followed by a fellowship at Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida where he focused on neonatology.