SOURCE: FirstBank Florida

FirstBank Florida

August 09, 2012 11:00 ET

FirstBank Florida Welcomes Elisa Robles as the VP Branch Manager for the New Hialeah Branch

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2012) - FirstBank Florida is proud to announce that Elisa Robles is joining the bank as VP Branch Manager for its newest branch opening in Hialeah this September.

A native of Cuba, Ms. Robles came to the US in 1968 and moved to Hialeah shortly thereafter. After moving to Florida, Ms. Robles was introduced to banking as a teller for Flagship Bank, then moved into bank operations, eventually becoming a branch manager for Caribank, now Citibank. As a part of the FirstBank Florida team, Ms. Robles will be VP Branch Manager and will spearhead the new branch's opening.

Ms. Robles is active in the Hialeah community, holding positions with various organizations and committees including the City of Hialeah Scholarship Fund, Business Advisory Board, Cultural Affairs Board, Logia Hijas de Acacia, La Federacion de Masones Cubanos en el Exilio, Logia Mariana Grajales, and the Florida High School For Accelerated Learning Chapter Schools.

"We are honored to have Elisa head up our Hialeah Branch where I know she'll be an invaluable asset to our team," said Calixto Garcia-Velez, EVP of FirstBank's Florida Region. "Her professional experience and devotion to the Hialeah community will prove to be instrumental in the success of both the branch and FirstBank Florida in the coming years."

The Hialeah Branch will be located at 1255 West 49th Street Hialeah, FL 33012 and scheduled to open early September. For more information, visit

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First BanCorp is the parent corporation of FirstBank Puerto Rico, a state-chartered commercial bank with operations in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Florida, and of FirstBank Insurance Agency. First BanCorp and FirstBank Puerto Rico operate within U.S. banking laws and regulations. The Corporation operates a total of 148 branches, stand-alone offices and in-branch service centers throughout Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Florida. Among the subsidiaries of FirstBank Puerto Rico are First Federal Finance Corp., a small loan company; FirstBank Puerto Rico Securities, a broker-dealer subsidiary; First Management of Puerto Rico; and FirstMortgage, Inc., a mortgage origination company. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, FirstBank operates First Express, a small loan company. First BanCorp's common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols FBP. Visit for more information.

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