BankUnited Names Harlan Parrish SEVP, Neighborhood Banking

Jun 09, 2010, 14:18 ET from BankUnited

MIAMI LAKES, Fla., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BankUnited has named Harlan Parrish senior executive vice president, Neighborhood Banking. In his new role, Parrish will oversee the growth and evolution of BankUnited's retail branch network.

"We are thrilled to add Harlan to our senior management team," said John. A. Kanas, BankUnited's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "His proven ability to develop a retail channel that serves both commercial and business customers is a valuable asset to the company.  His extensive experience in the South Florida market makes him ideally suited to play an important role as we build Florida's bank."

Parrish joins BankUnited following a 26-year career with BB&T/Colonial Bank. He spent the last 11 years in senior leadership roles with the bank's Florida and southeast and southwest US franchises. He recently served as president and CEO of Colonial's retail channel, including more than 350 branches in five states, residential mortgage lending and wealth management.

Active in the local community, Parrish held leadership positions with a number of non-profit and education-focused organizations on Florida's west coast.

Parrish completed the Bank Administration Institute's Graduate School of Retail Banking and holds a bachelor's degree from Auburn University.

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BankUnited is one of the strongest and most well-capitalized banks in the country. Serving businesses and consumers in 13 Florida counties through more than 75 branches, BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit


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