President & CEO
David Schwartz is President and CEO of the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), a nonprofit trade association dedicated to fostering the growth of international banking through education, advocacy and networking. Its membership includes some 70 financial institutions from 18 countries spanning 4 continents, including the largest banks in Europe, the U.S., and Latin America that are active in international trade and finance. Prior to joining FIBA, David was Senior Vice President and Manager of International Compliance Risk Management at Regions Financial Corporation in Miami, a $140 Billion dollar institution. He was responsible for providing effective oversight, communication and direction to all lines of business for issues involving foreign customers and related products, services and transactions, including the development and implementation of all BSA/AML policies and procedures. David joined Regions’ predecessor bank Union Planters in 2004 as Manager of the International Wealth Management Group. David worked for Banque Sudameris for over 20 years, holding numerous International Banking positions including Head of the International Department in Argentina, Deputy Manager of Banque Sudameris in Monte Carlo, Head of Correspondent Banking, Credit and Treasury in Miami, and Deputy Manager and Director of Wealth Management in Miami. David received his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He has completed foreign studies and training in Hong Kong and Paris, France and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. He is a past President of FIBA (2007-2008), past Chair of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Health Medical Advisory Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of South Florida. He is also the past President of the Coral Reef High School PTSA and is currently a member of the board of the Miami-Dade County Council PTA/PTSA. He holds a black belt in Shuri-Ryu Karate and is an avid golfer.
Continuing the tradition of the annual FIBA Fireside Chat with senior regulators and law enforcement officials, we are pleased to welcome FinCEN Director Kenneth Blanco back to the hot seat for an open and frank discussion of the current anti-money laundering and terrorist financing challenges faced by the financial services industry.