Ramón Abadin has served as a director of our Bank since 2017. Mr. Abadin is an active trial lawyer in Miami, Florida and has been practicing with the law firm of Ramon A. Abadin, P.A. since 2018. In his practice, he has represented some of the world’s largest multinational corporations and insurance companies in complex commercial and tort matters. Mr. Abadin is a prominent member of the Florida legal community having served as a Past President of the Florida Bar and the Cuban American Bar Association. He is among the less than one percent of Florida attorneys invited to be a member of the selective American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the International Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Abadin is a native of Cuba and fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese. Mr. Abadin has helped shape the legal landscape in Florida as a prior member of several distinguished committees. Additionally, Mr. Abadin has been actively involved in the selection of trial and appellate attorneys in state and federal courts, having served as one of only 15 committee members appointed to evaluate all prospective nominees to the federal bench in the 11th Circuit (Florida, Georgia, and Alabama) and nationally. Mr. Abadin served on and was chairman of the Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, and he has served on the City of Miami’s City Attorney Selection Committee. He served as a member of the Florida Supreme Court’s Long-Range Strategic Planning Workgroup and is a member of the Court’s Commission on Access to Civil Justice. Mr. Abadin earned his J.D. from Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law in 1985 and his B.A. in History from Tulane University in 1981. He has received numerous awards, including the prestigious G. Kirk Haas Award from the Florida Bar, which is awarded annually to just one attorney in Florida.