BankUnited Announces New Senior Vice President/Community Development Officer
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. -- April 25, 2013
BankUnited has named Claire Raley as senior vice president and community
development officer, responsible for overseeing, coordinating and providing
strategic direction for the Bank’s community development initiatives.
“BankUnited is a vigorous supporter of economic and community development in
and around the cities where we do business,” said BankUnited Chairman,
President and CEO John Kanas. “Claire’s strong ties to community organizations
and her depth of experience will bolster BankUnited’s ongoing commitment to
helping our communities prosper.”
Raley’s previous experience includes having held executive level community
relations and CRA positions with JP Morgan Chase Bank, Washington Mutual Bank
and AmeriFirst Bank, all in the Miami area. Some of her duties while at
Washington Mutual included responsibility for a multi-state CRA/community and
external affairs team that covered Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey and
In addition to her banking industry experience, Raley served as senior vice
president for Greater Miami Neighborhoods, overseeing operations and programs
for this statewide, nonprofit affordable housing organization. Prior to that,
she served as the Greater Miami program director for the Local Initiatives
Support Corporation, a national non-profit community development intermediary
providing technical and financial assistance to community development
corporations. Raley began her community development career in local
government, working in the Community Development Block Grant Programs for the
City of Miami Beach and City of Hialeah, and the Miccosukee Tribal Community
Action Agency in Miami.
Active in the community, Raley serves on the board of the Florida Community
Loan Fund. She is a member of the South Florida Community Development
Coalition and the Consortium for a Healthier Miami Dade. She has a master’s
degree in public administration from Florida International University and a
bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.
Raley will be based at BankUnited’s headquarters in Miami Lakes.
About BankUnited, N.A.
BankUnited, N.A., a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited,
Inc. (NYSE: BKU), is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida with $11.7 billion
of assets, more than 1,360 professionals and 97 branches in 15 Florida
counties as of December 31, 2012. Ranked 10^th on Forbes Magazine’s list of
“Best Banks in America 2012,” and one of the largest independent depository
institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited provides a wide
range of commercial and consumer banking services. The company recently opened
branches in New York. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit
Savannah Whaley, 954-776-1999 ext. 225
Mary Harris, 305-817-8117
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