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

    Director

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  • Robert g. berrin

    Director

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  • d. wayne brackin

    Director

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    Wayne Brackin joined South Miami Hospital as an administrative resident in 1985, while completing his master’s degree in Health Services Administration from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Upon completion of his master’s degree, he was named assistant administrator of South Miami Hospital. South Miami merged with Homestead Hospital in one of the first hospital mergers in the State of Florida, and became South Miami Health System. Three years after joining SMH, Wayne was chosen to lead Homestead Hospital as its Chief Executive Officer.


    When South Miami and Homestead Hospitals merged with Baptist Health South Florida in 1995, Wayne was appointed CEO of South Miami Hospital. He served as CEO of SMH until his promotion to Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Baptist Health South Florida in June 2007. As COO of Baptist Health, Mr. Brackin has responsibility for all seven Baptist Health hospitals, the Baptist Health Medical Group, 30 Baptist Outpatient/Urgent Care Centers, and the Miami Cancer Institute, a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Alliance. He serves as Incident Commander of the Baptist Health Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Program, and has organized and participated in post-hurricane assistance teams of nurses and physicians traveling to the Caribbean to provide disaster relief to those island communities.


    Mr. Brackin currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the South Miami Children’s Clinic (a free-care clinic for uninsured children), and is also on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of South Miami and Vizient Southeast. He was honored by the American Hospital Association as the recipient of the Grassroots Champion Award for the State of Florida; was inducted into the Studer Group Fire Starter Hall of Fame; and, most recently, was the recipient of the Chamber South L. Russell Norton Service Award for outstanding citizenship and community service.


  • george j. mccarthy

    Director

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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.