Luis de la Aguilera

Luis de la Aguilera

Chairman, President, and CEO

Luis de la Aguilera is Chairman, President, and CEO of USCB Financial Holdings, Inc. and its banking subsidiary, U.S. Century Bank. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2015. During his tenure, he has worked to accelerate growth, drive profitability, and deliver shareholder value. Under his visionary leadership, the Bank launched a successful IPO in July 2021, diversifying the investor base and generating new capital to support growth plans. The Bank has grown into one of the largest community banks headquartered in Miami and one of the leading community banks in the state, with assets exceeding $2.2 billion and a network of 10 banking centers. U.S. Century Bank earned its 5-star rating from BauerFinancial, the nation's leading independent bank rating firm.

An experienced banking professional of forty years, Mr. de la Aguilera’s prior roles included serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of TotalBank, overseeing branch-based commercial lending and business development at Ocean Bank, and leading business banking and lending activities at Republic National Bank.

In addition to Mr. de la Aguilera's extensive banking background, he is prominent within the Florida Bankers Association, where he served on the board from 2017-2020. Further, he also served from 2012-2015 as a Director of the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida, Gainesville and continues his association as an associate instructor. Additionally, he was appointed to represent Florida on the American Bankers Association (ABA) Government Relations Council for 2014-2015. In 2017, Mr. de la Aguilera was named to the Board of Directors of his alma mater Christopher Columbus High School. He has served on the boards of The Education Fund, the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy.

A committed advocate for pediatric cancer research and awareness, Mr. de la Aguilera served as a founding board member of the SebastianStrong Foundation (2019-2021) and also served on the Miami-Dade Advisory Board of the American Cancer Society. Mr. de la Aguilera graduated from the University of Miami in 1981 with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in business administration.