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Thomas M. Cornish
Chief Operating Officer


Thomas M. Cornish, joined BankUnited in 2014 as President, Florida Region. Effective January 1, 2017 he became the Chief Operating Officer for the bank.

From 2004 to March 2014, Mr. Cornish served as President and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency, Florida Region. Prior to that, he held several senior leadership positions with SunTrust Bank from 1983 through 2003. While with Marsh & McLennan Agency, Mr. Cornish was recognized with honors as "Miami's CEO of the Year" by the South Florida Business Journal and the "Ultimate CEO" by Business Leader Magazine.

Mr. Cornish was also elected to the Florida International University School of Business Hall of Fame in 2013. Mr. Cornish currently serves as the chairman of the Florida International University Foundation Board of Directors. He is also the chairman of the FIU Wolfsonian Museum and Chairman of the Board of the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. Mr. Cornish is a past chairman of the Beacon Council and Assurex Global Corporation. He is a past board member of the Camillus House, The Chapman Partnership and past member of the Orange Bowl committee.

Mr. Cornish earned his Bachelor Business Administration degree from Florida International University.