Civic leader and business executive Marielena Villamil has joined BBVA Compass' South Florida advisory board, adding a sixth voice to the panel as the bank builds its presence in the market.
Villamil is the cofounder and president of Coral Gables, Fla.-based The Washington Economics Group Inc., an economics consulting firm. Villamil, who serves on several community boards, earned her master's degree from Vermont's Middlebury College and her bachelor's degree from St. Mary's Dominican College in New Orleans.
"We are proud to have local market experts like Marielena on our board," said BBVA Compass South Florida Market President Roberto R. Munoz.
Villamil is the sixth member of the board formed last year after BBVA Compass opened a loan production office in Miami. She joins Jeb Bush Jr., managing partner of Jeb Bush & Associates LLC and president of Bush Realty LLC; Mike Valdes-Fauli, president of JeffreyGroup; Alberto I. de Cardenas, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Mastec Inc.; Hank Klein, vice chairman of Blanca Commercial Real Estate; and Raoul R. Thomas, group chief executive officer of CGI Merchant Group.