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Amerant Bank Celebrates the Grand Opening of its First Banking Center in Tampa with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

May 23, 2024

The opening marks the bank’s expansion within Hillsborough County, serving the Greater Tampa area

TAMPA, FL (May 23, 2024) Amerant Bank, the largest community bank headquartered in Florida, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 21st to celebrate the grand opening of its first banking center in the heart of Tampa Bay’s commercial and residential hub.

Situated in the bustling Westshore Business District, one of the most central business areas in the Tampa Bay region, the branch is strategically located 10 minutes from Tampa International Airport. The spacious 2,700-square-foot branch is on the first floor of the Urban Centre Building at 4830 W Kennedy Blvd. Amerant Bank’s new banking center, stands as a testament to the company’s commitment to serving the Greater Tampa area.

Amerant Bank celebrated its grand opening ceremony with a reception at its new banking center that included Jerry Plush, Chairman and CEO, and several bank executives including, Maria Olivera, SVP, Community Relations Director – who emceed the event. Notable esteemed guests and speakers included Mayor Jane Castor of the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan, and Michael Maurino, Executive Director of the Westshore Alliance.

“The opening of our inaugural Tampa banking center symbolizes our commitment to expanding our footprint in the Greater Tampa area and reinforces our mission to deliver superior support and service to our valued clients in the communities we serve,” said Plush. Our growing team in Tampa is dedicated to fostering enduring banking relationships and solidifying our presence in this dynamic community.”

Pictured from left to right: Michael Maurino, Executive Director of the Westshore Alliance, Jerry Plush, Chairman and CEO of Amerant Bank, Mayor of Tampa, Jane Castor , Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan, Julia Aguilar, Market Manager Tampa, and Lenya Suarez Rojo, Head of Retail and Business Banking of Amerant Bank.

Amerant Bank’s Tampa location is led by Julia Aguilar FVP, Regional Sales Manager, and will offer a comprehensive array of customized banking services for consumers and businesses, along with private client services and commercial banking.

This expansion aligns with Amerant Bank’s overarching strategy to better serve key markets in Central and South Florida. It complements the recently opened regional corporate office in Tampa’s Westshore district, located within the same building as Amerant Bank’s new banking center.

Since venturing into the Tampa Bay market, Amerant Bank has experienced exponential growth, bolstering its team with local talent adept in commercial banking, personal banking & residential mortgage lending, private client banking, and SBA lending services.

The Tampa Banking Center’s hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about Amerant Bank, visit amerantbank.com and follow it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn at @AmerantBank.


About Amerant Bank

Amerant Bank, N.A., is the largest community bank headquartered in Florida and the main subsidiary of Amerant Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: AMTB), with a presence across South Florida and in Tampa, FL, and Houston, TX. The bank has been serving clients for over 40 years and comprises subsidiaries Amerant Investments and Amerant Mortgage. Rooted in the communities it serves, Amerant supports numerous non-profit and community organizations. In 2022 and again in 2023, the company was certified as a Most Loved Workplace® by Best Practice Institute. For news and updates, visit the Amerant Newsroom