Luis de la Aguilera is President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and a member of the board of directors at U.S. Century Bank. He began his banking career in 1982 at City National Bank of Miami and later went on to serve as Vice President and Commercial Lender at Republic National Bank; Senior Vice President of Corporate Banking and Assistant Branch Administrator at Ocean Bank; and President, CEO and Director at TotalBank. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981 from the University of Miami with a major in English literature, and minors in history and business administration.
Luis is on the board of directors of the Florida Bankers Association and Christopher Columbus High School, his alma mater. He is also on the advisory board of the school’s award-winning news program. In addition, Luis serves on the local volunteer board of the American Cancer Society and on the visiting committee at the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences.
For the past five years he has been involved with “Castaways Against Cancer,” a local charity whose mission is to help find a cure for cancer. In doing so, he kayaks 160 miles from Miami to Key West and has raised record amounts of money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. He is serving SebastianStrong because as a father of two girls, he never takes for granted how cancer can change a family’s life and wants to support those children and families who battle this disease until a cure is found.
U.S. Century Bank is a community bank in the U.S. state of Florida, locally owned and headquartered in Miami. U.S. Century Bank is a company that provides consumer and business banking services to communities throughout south Florida. It has approximately $1.61 billion in total assets, $100 million in equity capital, and a branch network that includes 24 locations throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. It is a member of theFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Founded in 2002, and initially serving mainly Hispanic-owned businesses, it grew quickly and planned to open up three more branches in 2003; it was called "the little bank that could" in 2005, when it operated nine branches.
U.S. Century Bank is one of the 10 largest community banks headquartered in Miami. In 2007, the bank was named Bank of the Year by both the Latin Builder’s Association and the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. It received the 2008 Top 100 Outstanding Minority Business Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.