Jorge Gonzalez, President and Chief Executive Officer of City National Bank of Florida, has joined the Board of Directors of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System.
Mr. Gonzalez will serve a three-year- term on the 19-member panel, which provides governance to the nonprofit pediatric specialty hospital and its growing network of ambulatory care centers.
“Jorge is a recognized leader with a remarkable depth of experience in the banking industry. We welcome him to our board and look forward to collaborating with him to advance our mission of providing hope through advanced care for children and families,” said Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO of Miami Children’s Health System.
Mr. Gonzalez, a Miami native, has more than 28 years of experience in the banking industry, including 20 years with Wachovia, where he served in various leadership and management roles. Prior to joining City National Bank, he was Regional President of Wachovia for Southeast Florida.
During his tenure with City National Bank, Mr. Gonzalez has overseen the diversification and expansion of the 70-year-old organization, which is one of the largest banks based in Florida with more than $6.5 billion in assets and 500 employees.
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 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. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.