June 23 2020 – Jorge Gonzalez, vice chairman and chief executive officer of City National Bank of Florida (CNB), has joined the Board of Directors of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Mr. Gonzalez has also been a member since 2016 of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board of Directors, serving on the hospital’s board finance and investment committees.
“Mr. Gonzalez has demonstrated remarkable commitment to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and the community we proudly serve,” said Matthew A. Love, president and CEO of the health system. “He brings to our hospital and health system leadership teams a depth of experience in finance and investment that has been invaluable in advancing our mission to inspire hope and promote lifelong health for the children of the region and beyond.”
With more than 30 years of banking experience, Mr. Gonzalez has held various high-profile executive positions. Prior to joining CNB, Florida’s third largest bank and one of the top 100 in the nation, Mr. Gonzalez was regional president of Wachovia National Bank for Southeast Florida. He became CEO of City National Bank in 2009.
Driven by the vision of CNB as Florida’s iconic bank, he has grown the bank from $3 billion to more than $18 billion in assets, while diversifying the institution to include business, personal, commercial, corporate and private banking, as well as wealth management, commercial real estate and specialty finance. Under Mr. Gonzalez’s leadership, CNB has received numerous awards and industry recognition.
About Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. The 309-bed nonprofit hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, was founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International and is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The health system also includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of nonprofit outpatient and urgent care centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties; Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a managed care plan, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children’s wellness and safety products that support the hospital’s mission of serving the region’s pediatric population. NCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children.