Continental National Bank promoted Jeanette Blanch to Chief Lending Officer. Ms. Blanch will oversee Continental National Bank's full range of lending products and services which include Commercial and Residential Real Estate Lending, Construction Lending and SBA Lending.
"It gives me a great deal of pleasure to announce Ms. Blanch's promotion. Her experience and knowledge of the industry have been invaluable to us. She epitomizes what through hard work, dedication, determination, teamwork, and a quest for knowledge can achieve, within an organization that offers opportunities such as Continental National Bank. Ms. Blanch's promotion comes at a time when Continental National Bank's loan portfolio continues to grow," Guillermo Diaz-Rousselot, President and Chief Executive Officer said in a statement.
"I am excited to be moving into a role that will assist the bank in maintaining the quality required in our loan portfolio and be more closely involved in the strategizing and attainment of our lending goals. I've been fortunate to have developed excellent client relationships and I will continue to maintain them," said Blanch.
Ms. Blanch has over 18 years of banking experience in both lending and bank operations. She began working at Continental National Bank in 1999 and has held a variety of positions within the organization. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing & Finance from the University of Florida.
Continental National Bank is a full-service community bank established in 1974 in Miami as the first Cuban-American-chartered national bank in the United States, serving its customers for over 43 years. With five branches conveniently located throughout Miami-Dade County, and with more than $490 million in assets, Continental National Bank was awarded the five-star "superior" rating by Bauer Financial and also has been rated "Outstanding" in their Community Reinvestment Act evaluation by their regulatory agency. The Bank offers a full range of financial products and services for retail, business and institutional clients.