South Florida Hispanic Chamber Leadership Awards: Ocean Bank, Southland Mall, Tere Blanca and others honored

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Alfonso and Miriam Macedo, Ralph Gonzalez-Jacobo and guest from Ocean Bank

Nineteen of the area’s most engaging executives were recognized by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for their leadership, accomplishments, and community involvement. SFLHCC members were joined at The Pullman Hotel & Resort in Miami’s Blue Lagoon by local VIPs, entrepreneurs, and media to celebrate with the honorees. SFLHCC President Liliam M. Lopez and Felipe Basulto, Chairman of the Board, welcomed attendees and thanked them for making the event such a success. “Our winners today are an example and an inspiration.”

Tere Blanca, President & CEO of Blanca Real Estate and Chair of City Year Miami, with a guest

Eduardo Diaz, Ralph Gonzalez-Jacobo, Cristina Diaz-Balart, Juan Mendiola and Federico Tunnermann from Ocean Bank

SFLHCC directors and guests had the opportunity to mingle with the honorees during the luncheon at the Pullman Hotel

Raul Vidal, Senior Vice President/Residential Lending, with Carlos Modia, Chief Financial Officer, both of Brickell Bank

Maggie Anzardo, Marketing Director of  Southland Mall

“Thank you Arquimedes Trujillo for always covering the key happenings in our South Florida business community responsibly and with the utmost professionalism! Gracias!” — Maggie Anzardo

Thank you, Maggie, for being such an example to the South Florida Hispanic Leadership – Arquimedes Trujillo

Carmen Cue, President of One Alliance Entertainment; Mayor of the Town of Medley, Roberto Martell, and Rudy Bustamante, President and CEO of MagicWaste Management

Alfonso Macedo, President and CEO of Ocean Bank, named Banker of the Year

Alvaro Sandino, Sales and Service Branch Manager at Mercantil Commercebank, and guest from Mercantile Bank

Liliam Lopez and several SFLHCC members after the event

Javier Perez from Sharp Electronics and his wife

Rachel Tourgeman, Community Relations Director of Florida National University, and Arquimedes Trujillo

Manuel Del Cañal, EVP, Head of Wealth Management Division at Ocean Bank and guests

Luis Betalleluz, Roberto Martell, Luis Casas and Cheryl Rees, Marketing Director of Ocean Bank

Felix Garcia, Chief Lending Officer, and Rick Morales, Vice President, from Pacific National Bank

Luis Casas, Maria Victorero, Rudy Bustamante, Nery Gonzales, Luis Betalleluz, and Eloy Cepero

Alfonso and Miriam Macedo

John Elizabeth Aleman, Commissioner of Miami Beach, and Luis Casas

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