Jay Pelham, president of the Miami-based community bank, TotalBank, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. This marks a first-time appointment to the Chamber Board for Pelham, who begins serving his one-year term on August 21, 2017.
Pelham joins a distinguished group of member volunteers representing businesses of all sizes from a myriad of industries. His new leadership role as a Board member will entail working collaboratively and strategically with the public and private sectors to foster opportunities that will support economic growth in the region.
A 30-year veteran of Florida’s banking industry with commercial, retail, and private banking experience, Pelham joined TotalBank in August 2015 as Executive Vice President to head up the Private Client Group and Wealth Management. He was appointed president in January 2016.
“TotalBank's reputation as Miami's premiere community bank is based on a singular understanding of this uniquely diverse market to encourage the financial health and development of the people and businesses in our neighborhoods. The same holds true for the Chamber,” said Pelham. “I will proudly serve to promote the constructive initiatives and objectives of the Chamber that advocate for the businesses of the Greater Miami community that we know and love so well."
Pelham’s banking career in Miami began in 1989, holding senior leadership roles at boutique financial providers, regional banks, and publicly traded institutions. As president of South Florida’s largest community bank, he spearheads the development of financial service offerings and the strategic growth of TotalBank’s 18 Miami-Dade County locations.
Pelham graduated University of Tennessee magna cum laude with a degree in Economics and is also a Certified Financial Planner.
Headquartered in Miami, TotalBank is a leading, full-service community bank offering personal and business banking, lending, and wealth management services. TotalBank
consistently ranks as one of the best capitalized banks in the country and, for the past 15 quarters, has received a 5-stars by Bauer Financial for its financial stability. TotalBank has proudly served the Miami community for more than 40 years. For additional information, please visit www.totalbank.com.