BBVA Compass appoints a fifth member to its South Florida advisory board

- Mike Valdes-Fauli has more than a decade of experience marketing to Hispanic audiences

- The Tulane University graduate runs JeffreyGroup, an international marketing agency

Jul 22, 2013, 07:47 ET from BBVA Compass

MIAMI, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketing expert Mike Valdes-Fauli has joined BBVA Compass' South Florida advisory board, adding a fifth voice to the panel as the bank builds its presence in the area.


A Tulane University graduate, Valdes-Fauli is president of Miami-based JeffreyGroup, an independent marketing agency with six offices in the Americas that focuses on Hispanic audiences. His comments on Hispanic issues have appeared in various national news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and the Miami Herald.

Valdes-Fauli is the fifth member of the board formed last year after BBVA Compass opened a loan production office in Miami. He joins Jeb Bush Jr., managing partner of Jeb Bush & Associates LLC and president of Bush Realty LLC; 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.

"As we continue to build our presence in South Florida, our board is growing," said BBVA Compass South Florida Market President Roberto R. Munoz. "We're pleased to have Mike join the board because he has more than a decade of Latino marketing and public relations experience and he knows the Miami market well."

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. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at

About BBVA Compass BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 688 branches, including 352 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 Administration lenders. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at

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