Mariola Triana Sanchez leads Amerant Bank’s approach to people and organizational culture as the bank’s Chief People Officer. Previously serving as Amerant’s General Counsel, Mariola was appointed to her new position in June 2022.
With an educational background in human behavior and law, in addition to 15 years working at Amerant, she brings a wealth of organizational knowledge and an informed perspective to her role. She and her leadership team are focused on learning and development, management practices, and diversity and inclusion, in keeping with Amerant’s ESG goals.
As General Counsel, Mariola advised the company on a range of legal matters, including labor and employment. She has practiced law for over 25 years, primarily as in-house counsel for financial institutions. Prior to joining Amerant in 2007 as Associate General Counsel, she served as Associate General Counsel at Regions Bank (formerly Union Planters Bank).
Active in the community, Mariola serves as a Director of the Board of Voices for Children Foundation, Inc., an organization dedicated to raising funds to ensure that every abused, abandoned and neglected child in Miami-Dade County has a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem and that financial and other resources are available for their health, educational, and social needs.
Mariola earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Miami and a juris doctorate from St. Thomas University. She also graduated from ExecOnline’s Fostering Inclusion and Diversity Program from Yale School of Management in April 2021.