Marcela Perez de Alonso and Ronald Lindhart
City National Bank, the premier private and commercial bank in Florida, announced that Marcela Perez de Alonso and Ronald Lindhart have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
Perez de Alonso spent much of her career working in Human Resources with Hewlett Packard. Perez de Alonso, who reported to the Chairman and CEO, had worldwide responsibility for HP’s strategic human resources initiatives and supported employees in more than 170 countries. She managed more than 2,000 professionals and strategic partners, impacting 300,000 employees worldwide. She has received a number of accolades, including the 2009 Human Capital Leader of the Year by the Society of Human Resources Management; the 2007 Human Resources Leadership Award from Hunt-Scanlon and the 2005 Corporate Executive of the Year award by California Hispanic-Net.
While at Hewlett Packard, she was also responsible for creating a data analysis system that provided valuable information which helped assess productivity, cost and other critical metrics.
She is currently a member of the Board of Start UP Chile (CORFO) in Silicon Valley, which seeks to implement projects to promote innovation in Chile.
“Marcela has a unique understanding of human capital, something that we take very seriously at City National Bank,” CNB President and CEO Jorge Gonzalez said. “We are fortunate to have an executive of her caliber on our board and look forward to her insight especially as it relates to our people and how to improve our human resources processes.”
Lindhart is the Chief Executive Officer of Banking Strategies International, LLC, a provider of strategic and regulatory advisory services to banks and other financial institutions. Throughout his impressive 37-year financial career as a bank regulator, Lindhart worked with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), where he managed the South Florida office for the OCC for more than a decade.
Lindhart is the lead independent trustee of The Community Development Fund, an open-end mutual fund focused on promoting the construction of additional affordable housing by investing in debt securities deemed to be qualified for banks under the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.
“Ron’s extensive experience in the banking regulatory sphere is a huge asset to our board,” Gonzalez added. “His perspective into the intricacies of the current regulatory climate will assist us greatly in our growth and diversification efforts.”
With more than 580 employees, CNB is one of the largest banks based in Florida. The two join CNB’s 12-member Board of Directors that also includes: Board Chairman Eugenio Von Chrismar, the CEO of City National’s parent company, Bci; Jorge Gonzalez, president and CEO of City National Bank; Fernando Capablanca, Managing Director of Whitecap Consulting Group LLC in Coral Gables; Neisen Kasdin, Managing Shareholder at Akerman Senterfitt in Miami; Lionel Olavarria Leyton, Bci Vice Chairman; Charles C. Papy III, Of Counsel at Duane Morris in Miami; Mark B. Rosenberg, president of Florida International University; Maria Grisel Vega, Bci Miami General Manager; and Diego Yarur Arraste, Bci Commercial Banking Executive.
About City National Bank of Florida
Headquartered in Miami, City National Bank (CNB) is the financial institution Floridians have turned for 70 years. With more than $9 billion in assets, CNB is one of the largest financial institutions based in the state. City National Bank is a subsidiary of Chilean bank Banco de Credito e Inversiones (Bci), and remains a South Florida-based community bank with local decision making. City National Bank is one of the most liquid and best capitalized banks in Florida and is rated 5 stars "Superior" by BauerFinancial. CNB was voted Best Community Bank, Best Business Bank, Best Bank for Commercial Real Estate, Best Bank for Jumbo Loans, Best Private Bank and Best Foreign National Mortgage Lender by the readers of the Daily Business Review for the past four years. The South Florida Business Journal named it Business of the Year in 2013 and Community Bank of the Year in 2013 and 2011. CNB offers a diversified portfolio of financial products and services at 26 convenient banking centers from Miami-Dade County to Central Florida.