A leader is far more than a label. Leadership is about taking actions to create sustained, positive transformations within an organization. Great leaders align their own values and vision with those of their business and help operationalize them for the future. The most meaningful way to demonstrate these skills is to passionately communicate your shared vision and practice what your company stands for. 

Leaders also cultivate committed employees who strive to lead as well. It is this approach to leadership that is responsible for the First National Bank of South Miami legacy known in our community.


The mission of South Miami Hospital Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and build extraordinary donor relationships in support of excellence, innovation, community wellness and global leadership in healthcare at Baptist Health South Florida. Through philanthropy, the Foundation supports and expands Baptist Health’s ability to provide outstanding patient care and bring the latest treatments to patients and families affected by a serious illness. Donor contributions also allow the Foundation to assist Baptist Health facilities in keeping pace with technology and equipment advances, perform cutting-edge research and offer continuing education opportunities to medical staff

Established in 1946, the University of Miami Citizens Board is a select group of more than 265 business, professional, and civic leaders who actively support the University's philanthropic efforts and promote UM programs. Since its inception, the Citizens Board has raised over $390 million for the University and advanced 87 CB members to its Board of Trustees. Of this year's current UM Trustees, 24 are former or active CB members.


Membership is by invitation only. We count on each member to make an annual unrestricted contribution to the University and to secure funds from other individuals, corporations and foundations. Members expand their knowledge of the University through firsthand contact with students, faculty, administrators, and facilities on all of the University's campuses. Members are encouraged to share information and insight gained through these encounters with the South Florida community."

The FBA’s mission is to advance the federal judicial system and promote effective legal practice before the federal courts and federal agencies. To pursue that mission, the association maintains an active presence in the nation’s capital, monitoring and participating in policy-making processes in Congress, the Executive Branch and the federal judiciary.

The FBA’s government relations program is overseen by its Government Relations Committee, comprised of FBA member volunteers with substantial public policy experience.

The lengthy association with the University of Miami continues to prosper. We are a proud sponsor the University of Miami Athletic program for over 40 years.

Financial Services Training Programs provided by the Center for Financial Training deliver job specific skills and knowledge to the financial services industry. CFT College-level courses, including the popular Principles of Banking course, and informational seminars are available in a variety of formats, including the traditional classroom environment, online, and self-study. Most of the courses and seminars offered by CFT can also be delivered “on-site” at your financial institution.

The Center for Financial Training recognizes student achievements by awarding diplomas and certificates that reflect the most popular financial services related career paths. Many CFT students turn their financial training credits into college degrees thanks to college credit transfer recommendations made by the American Council on Education (ACE). With over 100 years’ experience, the Center for Financial Training is your leading resource for innovative education and training. CFT career-enhancing solutions will exceed your expectations!

The South Florida Compliance Association (SFCA) was organized in May 1982 in response to the need expressed by banks in the region for a local forum to exchange compliance information.

Education of our membership is the Association’s primary goal, and a wide variety of consumer protection, civil rights and other banking regulations are covered at each bi-monthly meeting. Meetings vary from half-day to all-day conferences that are held at a Miami-Dade location central to memberships. Speakers are recognized as local, regional and national authorities.

Other SFCA membership benefits include our Directory of local compliance officers and regulatory references, networking opportunities, and a unique scholarship competition to nationally-recognized compliance educational schools/conferences.

Membership is open to commercial banks, bank holding companies, savings banks, saving and loan associations, credit unions, law firms, compliance consulting/audit firms and related affiliates and subsidiaries having home or branch offices in Miami- Dade, Broward, Monroe, Palm Beach or Collier counties. Membership by eligible institutions located elsewhere requires specific Board approval. The majority of the members of the Board of Directors of the SFCA shall consist of financial institutions.

The need for compliance standards and recognition of the compliance function has been identified by two national organizations which have developed a certification program to acknowledge the compliance professional. The Bank Administration Institute (BAI) has offered the Certified Risk Professional (CRP) and the American Bankers Association (ABA) sponsors the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM). The SFCA meetings qualify for credits towards the Continuing Education credit status.South Florida Banking Institute

The Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami is the premier local organization for all professionals involved in the estate planning process. Since 1949 it has conducted high quality seminars and meetings for the sole mission of educating its members and promoting best practices. The Council provides an active forum for networking with the best practitioners in the field.
Owing to the specialized needs of trust and wealth management banks, the Florida Bankers Association has assigned the Trust & Wealth Management Division their own Executive Committee. This committee is made up of trust and wealth management professionals who — along with FBA staff — seek to assist members of the Division in becoming more effective and efficient.

Neighborhood Lending Partners, Inc. ("NLP") is a multi-bank lending consortium providing financing to developers of affordable housing and community revitalization. 

The organization is a non-profit 501(c)3 servicing the State of Florida through the member banks of its three affiliates, each located in North Florida, South Florida and West Florida. The West Florida affiliate, located in Tampa, serves as the cph Headquarters and main office for the organization. 

NLP is a Community Development Financial Institution ("CDFI") and a Community Development Entity ("CDE"). NLP's programs are available to both for profit and non-profit developers. 

NLP has financed over 137 housing properties comprised of over 12,000 residential units as well as commercial properties in its targeted low income markets for loans totaling over $450 million. The properties are located throughout the State in 28 counties and provide family housing, housing for large families, senior citizens, farm workers and individuals with special needs. All have set aside requirements for low income residents. NLP provides numerous governmental agencies various levels of loan and/or grant administration, assisting them in providing services and subsidy funds that serve low income targeted populations. 

NLP offers products, services and programs that were created to incentivize the private sector to invest in affordable housing and community revitalization. NLP is actively engaged with local governments and housing authorities, providing use of NLP's underwriting models that allow for the recapture of the dwindling supply of public subsidy to the greatest degree possible. By combining local SHIP, HOME, CDBG and NSP funds with NLP resources, local governments are able to enhance and multiply the utilization of their funds; achieve maximum leveraging of their funds and produce a greater level of community impact and assistance.

Founded on humble beginnings in the house of Marshall Williamson, St. John opened its doors for parishioners in 1916. With a few parishioners and modest space, it didn’t deter them from growing into the beautiful and illustrious building you see today. In lieu of those humble beginnings, St John was blessed to be newly distinguished as “Historic St. John” at the 11th Episcopal District’s South Annual Conference in October 2015.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work! Rotary Club


One of Florida's oldest trade associations, the FloridaBankers Association (FBA) was established in 1888 to advocate on behalf ofFlorida banks and promote the banking industry in the state. Among its peertrade associations, the FBA stands out thanks to its focused approach to servingmembers through untiring advocacy at the state and federal levels, usefulproducts and services and exceptional education program offerings.

Composed of more than 230 institutions, the FBA proudlyrepresents banks of all sizes and focuses. From the smallest community bank inthe state to the largest national bank in the country, the FBA strives toprovide each and every member the opportunity to thrive in today's economicenvironment.

The association is governed by a 42-member board ofdirectors and is staffed by 20 full-time employees, each dedicated to thesingular mission of ensuring the success of its members. Celebrating its 125th Anniversary, the FBA'ssuccess continues to be demonstrated throughout the State of Florida and acrossthe country thanks to the loyalty, enthusiasm and commitment of its members.