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Amerant Bank Announces Silvia Larrieu as Chief of Staff and Head of Community Relations & Affinity Partnerships

April 1, 2021

Miami, Fla.  Amerant Bank, the second largest community bank headquartered in Florida, announces the hiring of Silvia Larrieu as Chief of Staff to the CEO and Head of Community Relations & Affinity Partnerships.

A recognized local executive with a focus on creating an impact in the South Florida community through strategic partnerships, Larrieu will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with consumers, the community, and public interest groups. In addition, she will be responsible for Amerant’s new affinity partnership program.

Prior to joining Amerant, Silvia most recently served as Sr. Director of Development and Partnerships at the Miami Herald where she led community news funding initiatives across Florida, as well as community affairs partnerships.

“With strong leadership skills and deep-rooted connections in our local market, we welcome Silvia as our newest team member. Her expertise in developing and maintaining a comprehensive, ongoing community relations program and ability to build key affinity partnerships makes her a terrific addition to the Amerant team, said Jerry Plush, Vice Chairman and CEO of Amerant.”

Larrieu also served as Community Health Supervisor at Baptist Health South Florida, a leading healthcare organization and clinical care network in southern Florida.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Babson College and an MBA in International Business from the University of Miami.

For additional information about Amerant, please visit amerantbank.com and follow the Company on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter at @AmerantBank.

About the Amerant Bancorp

Amerant Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTB and AMTBB) is a bank holding company headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida since 1979. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, Amerant Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”), Amerant Investments, Inc., Elant Bank and Trust Ltd., and Amerant Mortgage, LLC. The Company provides individuals and businesses in the U.S., as well as select international clients, with deposit, credit and wealth management services. The Bank, which has operated for over 40 years, is the second largest community bank headquartered in Florida. The Bank operates 25 banking centers – 18 in South Florida and 7 in the Houston, Texas area, as well as a commercial real estate loan production office in New York City. For more information, please visit www.amerantbank.com or https://investor.amerantbank.com.


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