First National Bank of South Miami

  • Bruce Wirtz MacArthur

    Chairman of the Board  & Chief Executive Officer

    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

    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.

    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.”

  • Pablo Rodriguez

    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    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.

  • Angel Medina 

    Executive Vice President, Director of Private Client Services

    Angel Medina joined FNBSM in July 2019 to lead the institution’s Private Client Services and the Private Client experience. Private Client Services is about banking the individual, their business and their family. By taking the time to fully understand our client’s current financial condition as well as understanding their financial goals and concerns FNBSM is able leverage the expertise of our financial professionals to deliver the full complement of banking, wealth, trust and estate planning services (including financial planning). Angel will lead a team of private bankers in quarterbacking the relationship and introducing subject matter experts as needed to assist our clients in achieving their objectives.

    “Angel was exactly what we needed to elevate the Private Client services. Our Clients are sophisticated and Savvy; they look to FNBSM for trusted and expert advice. With Angel and his team, we provide just that.”, said Veronica B Flores COO. A 40 year career banker Angel’s most recent success came through the successful turnaround of Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust where he served as President and CEO, until the sale to Iberia Bank in 2018. Prior to Gibraltar, Angel served as Area President for Regions Bank where he led a team of over 1100 associates with over $12 billion in loans and deposits.

    Angel’s leadership and commitment to the community is evident throughout his many years in this community, leading such organizations as the Public Health Trust (parent of Jackson Memorial Hospital); the Beacon Council; the Latin Builders Association; the Deans Council of the College of Business at FIU; the United Way; the Greater Miami Chamber and numerous other civic and social organizations throughout the years. Angel currently serves as a member of the prestigious Orange Bowl Committee.

    Angel is an alumni of Florida International University where he earned his baccalaureate degree in Finance and subsequently a Masters of Business Administration degree.

  • Barry A. Givner

    Executive Vice President, Chief Trust Officer

    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.

  • Renee Reichling

    Executive Vice President,                Chief Lending Officer

    Renee Reichling is responsible for all lending and credit functions for the South Miami and Doral Lending Teams.  Ms. Reichling enjoys over 30 years of banking experience acquired in financial institutions in the South Florida area.  Ms. Reichlings expertise covers all aspect of Commercial, Commercial Real Estate and Small Business Lending.

    Ms. Reichling earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida State University.

    Her many years of experience and vast knowledge of the South Florida dynamic marketplace are of great value to us.  Ms. Reichling is a past President of the Junior Orange Bowl Committee, a past 4-year member of the FSU Real Estate Trent and Networking Conference Steering Committee, Past Chairwoman of the South Dade Chamber of Commerce,  current member of the South Miami Rotary Club where she serves as the current Treasurer of the South Miami Rotary Art Festival.

  • Edward J. Vargas

    Senior Vice President,
    Chief Credit Officer

    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, Director of Regulatory Risk 

    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.

  • Claudia A. Cancio

    Senior Vice President,
    Director of Administration

    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.

  • Lourdes Rey-Wilson

    Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources

    Lourdes Rey-Wilson is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the Human Resources area including learning and development. She acts as a business partner to executive management in providing sound advice on HR related matters. Ms. Rey-Wilson joined the FNBSM team in October 2018.

    Ms. Rey-Wilson is an award-winning HR professional with extensive experience in financial services and hospitality. She is the recipient of the Excellence in Human Resources and Career Achievement awards by the South Florida Business Journal and the South Florida Business and Wealth publications 2006, 2017. The South Florida Business Journal named her a Power Leader in Human Resources in 2016 and 2017.

    Ms. Rey-Wilson sits on the Boards of the Center for Financial Training (CFT) and the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. She has also held Board positions in the Greater Miami Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management and has served on the advisory board of the Master’s in HR Management program at Florida International University. She conducts presentations on HR related topics to students in business and HR management programs at Miami Dade College -Wolfson Campus.

    Ms. Rey-Wilson is an honors graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Childhood Education from Florida International University. She has a Certificate in Banking from the Florida School of Banking program at the University of Florida.