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BBVA Compass appoints seventh member to its South Florida advisory board

- Steven R. Goldberg is a private equity consultant

HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Business executive Steven R. Goldberg has joined BBVA Compass' South Florida advisory board, adding a seventh voice to the panel as the bank builds its presence in the market.

Goldberg is founder and president of Coral Gables, Fla.-based Goldhammer Advisory LLC, where he specializes in consulting primarily for private equity firms. Goldberg brings expertise in merger and acquisitions and corporate finance with extensive experience in both large and middle markets. He is a former executive of Ryder System Inc. and Republic Services Inc. He earned his master of business administration from New York University and his bachelor's degree from Columbia University.

"We're pleased to have Steven join the board," said BBVA Compass South Florida Market President Roberto R.  Munoz. "He brings a wealth of knowledge about several industries and the bank will benefit from his insight."

Goldberg joins 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; and Raoul R. Thomas, group chief executive officer of CGI Merchant Group.

About BBVA Group
BBVA 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

About BBVA Compass
BBVA 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

Editor's Note:
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.


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