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BankUnited Names Senior Executive to Oversee Consumer and Commercial/Small Business Banking

BankUnited Inc. (NYSE: BKU) announced it has hired Ernie Diaz as senior executive vice president, consumer & commercial/small business executive to lead the bank’s consumer, small business and commercial banking teams, effective Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

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BankUnited Senior Executive Vice President, Consumer & Commercial/Small Business Executive Ernie Diaz (Photo: Business Wire)

BankUnited Senior Executive Vice President, Consumer & Commercial/Small Business Executive Ernie Diaz (Photo: Business Wire)

“With nearly four decades of leadership in the banking industry, Ernie is an accomplished, dynamic senior executive who is highly regarded for leading successful teams focused on growth,” said Thomas M. Cornish, BankUnited chief operating officer, to whom Diaz will report. “As a leading regional commercial and small business bank, BankUnited continues to invest significantly in talent to meet the evolving needs of our clients and we are thrilled to welcome Ernie to the senior leadership team.”

In his new role, Diaz will oversee the sales and branch strategy for the bank’s consumer, small business and commercial banking division that spans Florida, Texas and New York.

Diaz joins BankUnited from TD Bank in Miami, where he spent the last 16 years, most recently as executive vice president. In this role, he was responsible for leading TD’s consumer distribution network and largest employee population across the bank's Maine-to-Florida footprint, including more than 1,100 branches, contact centers and the bank’s extensive ATM network, online and mobile channels performance. Prior to this role, he served as regional president in Florida, where he was responsible for providing strategic direction and sales leadership to retail, small business, commercial and specialty banking operations, and lending services throughout a network of more than 155 branches.

A Miami resident, Diaz serves on the Baptist Health Services Board of Trustees and on the board of the Orange Bowl Committee. He is a past chair of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s economic development partnership, and of the Florida International University School of Business Dean’s Council and has served on the boards of the Camillus House and Latin Builder’s Association. Diaz earned a master’s degree in accounting from Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida International University, Miami. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Florida.

Named one of the World’s Most Trustworthy Companies and one of America’s Greatest Workplaces by Newsweek magazine, Miami Lakes-based BankUnited operates banking centers in Florida, New York and Dallas, Texas, and offers 24-hour digital access to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations, and institutions seeking a broad range of consumer and commercial banking products and services.

Diaz will be based at BankUnited’s headquarters, 7835 Northwest 148th Street, Miami Lakes. For more information call (305) 231-6400 or visit

About BankUnited, N.A.

BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), with total assets of $35.1 billion at March 31, 2024 is the bank holding company of BankUnited, N.A., a national bank headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida that provides a full range of banking and related services to individual and corporate customers through banking centers located in the state of Florida, New York metropolitan area and Dallas, Texas, and a comprehensive suite of wholesale products to customers through an Atlanta office focused on the Southeast region. BankUnited also offers certain commercial lending and deposit products through national platforms. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit BankUnited can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter @BankUnited.


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