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  • 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

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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.

  • Veronica Birch Flores
    Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

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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 Executive Vice President, she is responsible for the daily management of the Bank, with a primary focus on client and community relations. The bank has doubled its asset and deposit size and tripled its loan portfolio since her leadership began.

    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.”

  • Pablo Rodriguez
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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    Pablo Rodriguez has been FNBSM’s Chief Financial Officer since 2003. Mr. Rodriguez oversees the Bank’s accounting, tax, treasury and financial planning/analysis functions. He is the chairman of the Bank’s Asset/Liability Committee and a member of various other Bank committees. 

    Mr. Rodriguez’s 35-Year career in banking includes positions in auditing, compliance, accounting and finance administration. He began his banking career in the Audit Department of Chase Manhattan Bank in New York where he rose to the position of Audit Manager. He has been with FNBSM since 1995.

  • Stephen N. Moynahan
    Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer

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    Stephen Moynahan is responsible for all lending and credit functions for the Bank. Mr. Moynahan enjoys over 30 years of banking experience acquired in financial institutions in the South Florida area. Moynahan’s expertise covers all aspects of Commercial Lending.

    Moynahan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida State University. In addition, he holds a Southwest Graduate School of Banking Masters Certificate in Commercial Banking from Southern Methodist University.

    His many years of experience and vast knowledge of the South Florida dynamic marketplace are of great value to us. Moynahan has served on the Boards for the South Florida Center for Financial Training (A.I.B.), Neighborhood Lending Partnership, Orange Bowl Regatta and the U.S. Sailing Center. He is an active member of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and on the Executive Board of the Coral Reef Yacht Club.

  • Barry A. Givner
    Executive Vice President, Chief Trust Officer

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    Our Head of the Trust and Wealth Management Department and Chief Trust Officer, Barry Givner has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Miami. In addition he has over 25 years of experience in the Trust and Wealth Management industry, managing some of the largest Trust and Wealth Management Departments in South Florida. 

    Givner is the Past President for the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami and a former Executive Board member of the Trust, Asset Management and Private Banking committee for the Florida Bankers Association.

  • Claudia A. Cancio
    Senior Vice President,
    Regional Manager

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    Claudia A. Cancio is responsible for developing new business relationships; as well as, managing the bank’s operations of all branches. Cancio’s expertise covers all facets of retail and business banking and ensures that her team delivers first class service to all clients. 

    Mrs. Cancio graduated as a Faculty Scholar at Florida International University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and International Business. She is an active member of FIU’s Alumni Association and belongs to Alpha Xi Delta. 

    Claudia has been with FNBSM since 2010. She has almost 30 years of South Florida retail banking experience. Her leadership and sound decision making skills, in addition to her strong interpersonal and communication skills are great attributes that serve our bank very well.

    Mrs. Cancio is very committed and involved in the community. She successfully encourages bank personnel to participate in the various community events that the bank sponsors. She has been a member of many business associations, including Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Kendall. Claudia has served on the Board of Directors of Chamber SOUTH since 2007 and is currently serving as Chair. She has served in various committees, including, By Laws, Membership, Marketing, Budget & Finance Chair and Trustee Chair.

  • Edward J. Vargas
    Senior Vice President,
    Chief Credit Officer

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    Edward J. Vargas is responsible for evaluating loan requests as well as managing the bank’s lending risk including monitoring of concentrations, loan grades, and portfolio trends. He joined FNBSM in 2013.

    Vargas brings to FNBSM a unique and critical skill set, having been a National Bank Examiner for 20 years where he specialized in loan portfolio management, BSA compliance, Information Technology, internal controls evaluation and evaluation of compliance with safety and soundness laws. 

    Vargas possesses strong risk management, communication and interpersonal skills. His many years of experience in risk management and his expertise in credit risk will facilitate the continued strong growth in our loan portfolio. He works closely with our experienced team of Commercial Loan Officers which is led by Stephen Moynahan. His dynamic interpersonal skills are the perfect complement to our already strong senior management team.

  • Maria E. Brito
    Senior Vice President, Senior Regulatory Risk Manager

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    Maria Brito is responsible for supervising and overseeing the Bank’s consumer compliance and BSA/AML/OFAC, as well as, ensuring the implementation of strategies to reduce compliance and reputational risks and to promote operational efficiency.

    Mrs. Brito enjoys more than 30 years of South Florida banking experience. Her expertise covers all facets in compliance risk management for over 20 years. She earned her certification from the University of Oklahoma ABA’s Legal & Regulatory Compliance School Division in 1994. Before joining FNBSM in February 2015, Mrs. Brito held a broad range of management roles in the regulatory areas for other local financial institutions.

    Maria Brito was an active member of the Board of Directors of the South Florida Compliance Association and has recently been elected to the Board of Directors of South Florida Banking Institute, she has been involved with the South Florida Banking Institute since 2011, and she has attended most of their events since then. Within the last two years, she became an ambassador to promote SFBI and their events because she believes they are of great value for the banking community. Mrs. Brito was also an active member of the volunteer program for Miami Children Hospital.