Gerald P. Plush
Mr. Plush was appointed as Director of Amerant Bancorp, Inc. in July 2019. Mr. Plush has over 25 years of executive level experience in the banking industry and is currently a Partner at Patriot Financial Partners. Mr. Plush also serves on the board of directors of Numerated Growth Technologies in Boston, MA. Mr. Plush’s prominent leadership roles include his tenure with Santander US from 2014 to 2017, initially as CFO and Executive Committee member, and subsequently as Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Plush served on the board of Santander Consumer from 2014 to 2016, and as a director for the FHLB of Pittsburgh from 2016 to 2017.
Mr. Plush previously served as President, COO and Board Member for Webster Bank where he was responsible for turnaround efforts for the institution beginning in 2006 as EVP and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Plush spent 11 years with MBNA America, most recently as Senior Executive Vice President & Managing Director for corporate development and prior to that as CFO - North America.
Mr. Plush holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Mr. Plush has been active in several philanthropic organizations, including serving on the board of trustees of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, as chairman of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, board of Ronald McDonald House of DE and most recently on the Board of Overseers for WGBH in Boston.