Newsletter August | Chairman’s Message
After more than 40 years in banking, I am enjoying a sabbatical from the industry. Thanks to a mutually satisfying departure package from First Horizon Bank, I can spend quality time at home with my family, while thinking about the next step in my career.
This sabbatical has also provided me with an opportunity to focus on community leadership activities that are near and dear to my heart: serving as chair of the World Trade Center Miami, president-elect of the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, first vice-chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and secretary of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council.
I am also continuing as a voting member of the ABI Bank Board of Directors and chair of its Audit Committee and will continue to work as a Knight with the Knights of Malta on important humanitarian projects and working in an advisory and board positions at The Center for Leadership at FIU, the Center for Financial Training International, the Florida International Bankers Association, Zoo Miami and the Florida Alternative Investment Association.
As one of the world’s top 50 economies, Miami is clearly an ideal destination to live, work, and play. I look forward to leveraging my extensive personal and business contacts along with 30,000+ LinkedIn connections to promote and serve our community during these unprecedented times.