First National Bank of South Miami

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.

  • Veronica Birch Flores

    President & Chief Operating Officer

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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 several bank committees, including: Loan, Trust, Compliance, Cyber Security & Asset/Liability Committees. In January 2018, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Bank. On July 1, 2021 Flores was appointed President and COO. 

    Veronica’s commitment and involvement in the 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, 2017, 2019 and 2020. She has also been selected as Power Leader in South Florida by SFBJ in 2018 and 2019. Currently, she serves on the following boards: First National Bank of South Miami, Florida Bankers Association State Board, Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida, University of Miami Citizens Board, and University of Miami Citizens Board Women’s Society, most notably. She is past President of the South Miami Hospital Associates.  She served on the Board of Directors of Chamber SOUTH from 2007-2013 (Chair 2009-2010).  Veronica’s involvement in the community and her leadership in banking has been recognized by several organizations in South FL; such as, receiving the Key to the City of South Miami. 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 FNBSM well in leading the strategic initiatives of the Bank.  As Ms. Flores states, “I am most proud of assembling an outstanding team of South Florida’s finest bankers.  We have become the employer of choice for many bankers in our community.”

  • Ed Callison

    Director & Vice Chairman

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    Ed Callison oversees Breakthru Beverage Group’s Business Development activities leading the company’s aggressive growth strategy with a focus on strategic partnerships, investments and long-term supplier relations. He is also actively engaged in M7A, a government relations, policy and advocacy issues for the company.

    Previously, Ed served as Senior Vice President, overseeing the launch of the company’s corporate team and focused on integration, innovation, and best practices across sales, marketing, operations, and logistics to ensure continued growth with Breakthru Beverage Group. He successfully guided efforts to provide uniform route-to-market strategies for Breakthrough Beverage affiliates throughout the country. 

    Ed was a commercial lending officer for the Sun Trust Bank of Atlanta, Georgia from 1977 to 1981, where the specialized in middle market customers. He has served on the board of directors at First Security Trust and Savings Bank in Elmwood Park, Illinois in 2006 and heads the audit committee. He has been a board member of Post Holdings of St. Louis since 20012 and where he also headed the audit committee.

  • Edward R. Weed

    Director, Chairman, Chair of 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 G. Berrin

    Director, Board Secretary

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    Robert G. Berrin is an active real estate investor and President and Co-Owner of Capital Realty Services, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, specializing in leasing and management of commercial properties, exclusive tenant representation, consulting, acquisition and sale of commercial properties. A licensed attorney, Mr. Berrin is a member of the Florida Bar and is also a licensed real estate broker. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of South Miami.

    Mr. Berrin is a past Chair of the Board of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and is currently a member of its board of directors. He previously served as Federation’s Vice Chair and General Campaign Chair of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign. Mr. Berrin currently serves as Vice Chair of the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation. He is also a member of the Florida International University Wertheim College of Medicine Dean’s Advisory Council.

    Mr. Berrin’s philanthropic efforts in the Jewish community and in other charitable organizations touch lives throughout the South Florida region and beyond. His dedication is evident through his involvement as a former Chair of the South Miami Hospital Foundation, former President of Temple Beth Am., He is also a member of the board of directors of Hillel at Florida International University, a member of the AIPAC National Council, and a member of the University of Miami Citizens Board. He has also served as a Guardian Ad Litem for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade County.

    A Miami native and graduate of Miami Palmetto Senior High School, he graduated from the University of Florida and received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Miami. He also is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Foundation, a two-year intensive leadership development and study program.

    He has three children, Risa, Ricky and Valerie.

  • Drew A. Dammeier


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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.

  • 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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    Dr. Jorge E. Perez is a co-founder of Kidz Medical Services, a neonatologist and a respected healthcare leader. Together with co-founder Albert Tano, M.D., Dr. Perez oversees the healthcare teams at 17 Kidz Medical locations throughout Florida.  

    In addition, Dr. Perez is medical director of South Miami Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Transport Team, and serves as chairman of the hospital’s Center for Women & Infants. He recently completed a two-year term as President of the Medical Staff of South Miami Hospital.

    Board certified in neonatology and pediatric medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Perez has been practicing medicine, teaching and volunteering in the field of neonatology for more than 25 years.

    A longtime resident of Coral Gables, Dr. Perez completed his residency in pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago followed by a fellowship in neonatology-perinatology at Tampa General Hospital at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

  • D. Wayne Brackin


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