Maria Elena Ferrer– Community Service is Her Passion

Maria Elena Ferrer-Hispanic Woman of Distinction

Maria Elena Ferrer a 2015 Hispanic Woman of Distinction


Maria Elena FerrerThe struggles of a Cuban immigrant family did not stop Maria Elena from dreaming about her future. As a young child, she desired financial independence, travel and a determination to embrace hard work and ingenuity.  After attending Miami-Dade College with a focus on banking and finance, Maria Elena began her career in the banking business in south Florida and today is the Senior Vice President at IberiaBank where she manages private banking relationships and specialty lending programs.

 Throughout her career, she has volunteered for agencies that provide support to the Hispanic community.  Using her life experiences and her ability to communicate in both languages, Maria Elena chaired the Board of Directors at Hispanic Unity of Florida, an organization that helps newly arriving immigrants obtain jobs, learn the English language and receive the support available for their families.   During her seven years leading this Board, she was instrumental in expanding and enhancing the mission of Hispanic Unity.

Even with her job responsibilities, Maria Elena finds time to be active on the Boys and Girls Club where she believes that this non-profit group will help reshape the future of the community, many of which come from the various ethnic groups in south Florida.

Believing that community service is a responsibility to make the world a little better, Maria Elena continues to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, United Way, Symphony of the Americas and numerous events where she can make an impact on the lives of men, women and children.

“Bilingual/bicultural Hispanic women are leaving their own mark on every facet of the workforce. We embrace our femininity and bring our passion and drive for excellence in all we do” said Maria Elena. “ I have, and always will, remember where I came from and continue to advocate for the Hispanic community.”

Maria Elena will be celebrated as Hispanic Woman of Distinction on August 14, 2015.

Meet the other 2015 Hispanic Women of Distinction:

Silvia Cobo

Claudia Bartra

Marielena Villamil

Yvette Aleman

Daisy Baez

Kattia A. Castellanos

Hispanic Women of Distinction


Latina CEO & Board Member Making an Impact in Broward County

Latina CEO & Board Member Making an Impact in Broward County

Meet Silvia M. Quintana, 2024 Hispanic Woman of Distinction , Chief Executive Officer, The Broward Behavioral Health Coalition “We carry on our shoulders the responsibility of creating a better future and serving as the emotional and financial foundations for our...

Meet Latina Venezuelan Successful Hispanic Business Facilitator

Meet Latina Venezuelan Successful Hispanic Business Facilitator

Meet Mary Sol Gonzalez, 2024 Hispanic Women of Distinction CEO/Co-Founder, Hispanic Entrepreneur Initiative “Real role models lead by example, emphasizing the importance of compassion, integrity, and a commitment to improving the world.” Even before co-founding the...

Video Gallery

Modern version of Stoic philosopher Epictetus
A professional leads a cybersecurity training session for employees, emphasizing best practices. The photography captures the engagement of participants, showcasing the educational aspect of safeguard
Hispanic bearded male businessman trainer teaching coaching new recruitment African American female businesswoman employee in formal suit sitting studying learning company graph chart strategy
The presence of a robot using a computer. Office keyboard being typed on by machine. future IT group,.
Latino Streetwear Entrepreneur Latin Biz Today
Chef Lorena Garcia cooking with a wok
Latina Chef Loren Garcia
Latin Biz Today partner Johanna at the San Sebastián Festival


Which item currently represents the greatest hurdle in the growth of your business?(Required)

Sign Up for the Latin Biz Today Newsletter

PR Newswire

Innovation & Strategy


Four Basic Principles for Raising Capital

Four Basic Principles for Raising Capital

Outside investors want to understand a business' strategy as well as its financial statements.   The need to raise capital from outside investors requires a great deal of preparation across multiple dimensions. Among many things, investors look to understand...









Work & Life


Health & Fitness

Travel & Destinations

Personal Blogs

Pin It on Pinterest