Jorge Gonzalez Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System Board of Directors

Published on: 06/23/2020

Jorge Gonzalez, vice chairman and chief executive officer of City National Bank of Florida (CNB), has joined the Board of Directors of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Mr. Gonzalez has also been a member since 2016 of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board of Directors, serving on the hospital’s board finance and investment committees.

“Mr. Gonzalez has demonstrated remarkable commitment to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and the community we proudly serve,” said Matthew A. Love, president and CEO of the health system.  “He brings to our hospital and health system leadership teams a depth of experience in finance and investment that has been invaluable in advancing our mission to inspire hope and promote lifelong health for the children of the region and beyond.”

With more than 30 years of banking experience, Mr. Gonzalez has held various high-profile executive positions. Prior to joining CNB, Florida’s third largest bank and one of the top 100 in the nation, Mr. Gonzalez was regional president of Wachovia National Bank for Southeast Florida. He became CEO of City National Bank in 2009.
Driven by the vision of CNB as Florida’s iconic bank, he has grown the bank from $3 billion to more than $18 billion in assets, while diversifying the institution to include business, personal, commercial, corporate and private banking, as well as wealth management, commercial real estate and specialty finance. Under Mr. Gonzalez’s leadership, CNB has received numerous awards and industry recognition.

About Nicklaus Children's Hospital (2022)

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 800 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. In the 2022-2023 U.S. News ranking, the hospital tied with two other hospitals as the number one children’s hospital in Florida. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and since 2003 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit

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