Professional Holding Corp. and Professional Bank Announce Leadership Changes

Abel L. Iglesias (pictured above) has been elected Chief Executive Officer of Professional Holding Corp. and its parent company, Professional Bank. The move follows the departure of Daniel R. Sheehan by mutual agreement with the Boards of Directors. Sheehan was the director of the bank since its inception in 2008.

Iglesias has served in various capacities with Professional Holding Corp. and Professional Bank since 2013. Before his recent position, Iglesias served as a director for both companies and as Professional Bank’s president since 2016 and was named Chief Operating Officer in 2019. Before joining Professional Bank, he was president and Chief Executive Officer of JGB Bank, N.A. He has 30 years of banking experience in South Florida and is currently serving his second three-year term on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

“Our focus remains on traditional banking; it is how we got here, it is what’s made us successful, and it is what we believe will allow us to grow and expand in a way that satisfies our shareholders and our customers, as well as the communities we serve,” Iglesias says. “I look forward to our future with great enthusiasm and commitment.”

Herbert Martens (pictured left) has also been elected non-executive Chairman of the Board of both companies. Martens has more than 30 years of banking and investment experience, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of National City Corporation and National City Bank until 2006. Currently, he is Managing Partner of Advent Associates, LLC, a private investment company. Martens has served as a director of the Professional Bank since 2008 and as a director of Professional Holding Corp. since its inception in 2014.

“Dan Sheehan has been instrumental in growing [Professional] Bank and leading us to become a public company,” Martens says. “He is a gifted entrepreneur and strategic thinker. We wish him the best of luck and thank him for his service.”

For more information, visit www.myprobank.com

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.