Amerant Bancorp in Coral Gables, Fla., is consolidating the roles of chairman and CEO.
The $7.6 billion-asset Amerant said in a press release that Jerry Plush, its president and CEO, will succeed Frederick Copeland Jr. as chairman when Copeland retires after the company’s June 8 annual meeting.
The company will add four new directors – Orlando Ashford, Samantha Holroyd, John Quelch and Oscar Suarez – on April 1. Pamella Dana, a board member since 2007, will become lead independent director.
Ashford is a strategic adviser to Sycamore Partners, while Holroyd is an independent adviser to the oil and gas industry through Golden Advisory Services.