'Re-Colonialized' Raul Valdes-Fauli plans to help bank regain focus here as Colonial's new regional president
In what it termed a top-level promotion, Colonial Bank of South Florida last month elevated its executive vice president and director of real estate, Raul G. Valdes-Fauli, to president for Miami-Dade County.
In his new role, Mr. Valdes-Fauli, 38, a member of a Cuban-American family prominent in law and banking here, is focusing on expanding and developing the bank's loan portfolio and deposit base in the county from his office on Brickell Avenue. He reports to Lynne Wines, president and CEO of commercial banking for the South Florida region of Colonial Bank, a division of Montgomery, AL-based Colonial BancGroup Inc., a $21 billion bank holding company with more than 300 offices in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Nevada and Texas - 16 of them in Miami-Dade.
Mr. Valdes-Fauli was interviewed by Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes shortly after taking his new appointment
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