Abel L. Iglesias Biography

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Abel L. Iglesias
President and Chief Executive Officer
Professional Holding Corporation and
Professional Bank
Coral Gables, Florida

Elected: January 2022
Term expires: December 31, 2024

Abel L. Iglesias is president and chief executive officer of Professional Holding Corp. and Professional Bank in Coral Gables, Florida. Professional Bank is a community bank specializing in construction, residential, and commercial real estate financing, as well as business loans and lines of credit, including Small Business Administration financing. Founded in 2008, Professional Bank is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, with locations in the tri-county region of Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward. The bank operates eight full-service branches throughout South Florida and loan production offices in New England, Jacksonville, and Tampa-St. Petersburg.

Mr. Iglesias served as president and chief operating officer of Professional Bank from 2016 to March 2022 and executive vice president and chief lending officer from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining Professional Bank, he was president and chief executive officer of JGB Bank N.A., senior executive vice president at BankUnited FSB, executive vice president and chief lending officer for the South Florida region of Colonial Bank, and executive vice president and chief lending officer of Eastern National Bank.

Mr. Iglesias is a member of the boards of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Miami Dade College Center for Financial Training. He also serves as vice chair of Doctor's Hospital. He is a former chair of Miami Dade College Center for Financial Training and Friends of WLRN Inc., the local NPR affiliate. He is a former member of the City of Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board, Latin Builders Association, and Miami-Dade Beacon Council. In June 2022, he was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal "Power Leaders in Banking and Finance."

Mr. Iglesias holds an MBA from the University of Miami and a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in business administration from Barry University.