December 2016

Willy Gomez Joins Woodforest National Bank® As Florida Regional President Of Commercial Banking

Woodforest National Bank recently announced the addition of Willy Gomez as Regional President-Commercial Banking for their Florida market. Gomez brings 35 years of Florida banking experience to Woodforest with 30 years in management and extensive experience in Middle Market. Previously with HSBC, Gomez managed their Middle Market in the South including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Florida.

Gomez will spearhead the opening of Woodforest's new Commercial Banking offices in Miami and Tampa with plans to hire approximately 25 bankers for full time positions as Relationship Managers, Portfolio Managers, Treasury Managers and an Assistant. The economic impact to the state of Florida from this employment should exceed $4MM annually.

Derrick Ragland, President-Commercial Banking of Woodforest National Bank, stated, "We are pleased to have Willy on board as a key addition to the Woodforest team. With his many years of commercial banking experience Willy will play an integral part in the bank's growth throughout the state of Florida."

A graduate of the University of Miami, Gomez currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Hispanic Unity of Florida. He previously served 9 years on the board of the Make a Wish Foundation of Southern Florida with 1 year as Chairman of the Board and served on the board of the Miami Science Museum for 12 years. Gomez and his wife reside in Davie, FL. and have three daughters and one son.

Willy Gomez

Willy Gomez

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Cindi Stewart
Sr. Vice President-Public Relations Director
Woodforest National Bank 832-375-2508

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