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Amerant Appoints Matthew Bruno as Miami-Dade Market President and Maria Olivera as Community Relations Director

Synergistic changes will solidify local community representation and
drive business development growth

December 18, 2023
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MIAMI (December 18, 2023) – Amerant Bank, the largest community bank headquartered in Florida, recently announced the promotion of two key team members that will drive the bank’s presence and growth in Miami-Dade County.

Matthew Bruno has been appointed as Market President for Miami-Dade County. In this new and pivotal role, Bruno will not only drive continued business development growth in the commercial bank but will also assist with business development across all lines of business in Miami-Dade as well as represent Amerant Bank’s best interests within the Miami-Dade community.

Matthew Bruno

Bruno was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2022 and has been with the bank since 2001. His hard work and dedication have allowed him to quickly rise through the ranks in various key areas including retail, middle market, and corporate banking. Active in the community, he serves on several local boards, including as Chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe County, and on the boards of Centro Mater Foundation and Live Like Bella Foundation.

Maria Olivera has been promoted to Senior Vice President and appointed as Amerant Bank’s Community Relations Director. Olivera joined the Bank in 2017 and has served in several business development roles, most recently in commercial banking. In her new role, she will oversee the bank’s community outreach efforts across all of the markets the Bank serves. Olivera has served as a board member at Le Jardin Community Center in Homestead since 2018, and in November, she was appointed as Chair of the Board.

Maria Olivera

“Both Matthew and Maria bring significant ​experience and passion every day toward building lasting relationships with our clients and community partners, which is exactly what we strive to achieve at Amerant,” said Jerry Plush, Chairman and CEO of Amerant Bank. “I am confident that in their new roles, they will further elevate the personal connection Amerant has with our customers and community and take it to the next level.”

Amerant Bank remains committed to fostering strong relationships with clients and community partners. These strategic appointments underscore the organization’s dedication to growth, community engagement, and the pursuit of excellence in serving its local community.

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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 2023, the company was certified as a Most Loved Workplace® by Best Practice Institute. For news and updates, visit the Amerant Newsroom.