HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning business executive Brent L. Blake has joined BBVA Compass' South Florida board.
Blake is the chief financial officer and vice president of corporate strategy for Eulen America, a business outsourcing services provider. Prior to joining Eulen in 2010, Blake held a variety of positions within the transportation, distribution and hospitality industries, including at United Parcel Service, Burger King Holdings and OHL. In 2013, he was recognized as Chief Financial Officer of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.
Blake earned his master's degree from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), his graduate degree from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid and his bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is a board member of the Boy Scouts of America, South Florida Council and University of Miami Citizens Board.
"We are excited to have Brent join our board because of his commitment to the community and his financial acumen," said BBVA Compass South Florida Market President Roberto R. Munoz.Blake joins seven other distinguished community leaders on the board, including: Jeb Bush Jr., managing partner of Jeb Bush & Associates LLC and president of Bush Realty LLC; Marielena Villamil, co-founder of the Washington Economics Group Inc.; 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; Steven R. Goldberg, founder and president of Goldhammer Advisory LLC; and Raoul R. Thomas, group chief executive officer of CGI Merchant Group. About BBVA GroupBBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com . About BBVA CompassBBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 687 branches, including 351 in Texas, 90 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 64 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration and was recently awarded the 2013 Celent Model Bank Award for its new core banking platform. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at www.bbvacompass.com. Editor's Note: BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank. SOURCE BBVA Compass