The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BAACF) has awarded its 2015 Excellence Award to Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa. The award was presented at a dinner attended by 150 people, which was held in Miami last Friday. Marilyn Blanco-Reyes, president of the BACCF welcomed attendees and the Consul General of Brazil in Miami, His Excellency, Ambassador Hélio Vitor Ramos Filho, who presented the award.
The Excellence Award was created for acknowledging the career and achievements of international leaders with ties to Brazil and the United States in various fields, including business, science, sports, and the arts.
Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa is a financial sector executive who has headed several leading US and international wealth management organizations, including several positions at Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, and Bank of America. She is currently CEO for Banco Itau International, the international private banking subsidiary of Banco Itau, which is headquartered in Miami. Before accepting this position in Itau, Frances served as president and CEO of US Trust Company, and as president of US Trust and Bank of America Private Wealth Management. In 2011, Frances was named interim dean of the School of Business at the University of Miami, and later served as consultant for the same university.
Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa has received numerous awards for her work, and has been named one of the "50 Women to Watch" by the Wall Street Journal, and one of "20 Elite Women" by Hispanic Business magazine. Frances, a native of Miami, has a B.A. from the University of Miami and an MBA from The Thunderbird School of Global Management. She serves on several boards of nonprofit organizations within her community, where she plays an active role in various philanthropic fields. She has been married for 30 years and is a mother of three.