MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - NORDIS ALVAREZ
Contributed By: Naomi M. Massave, Attorney at Carlton Fields and WCC Communications Committee member
Nordis Alvarez is a young professional whose career is on a fast track. After moving to South Florida from New York with her family eight years ago, Nordis obtained a position as a customer service representative at BankAtlantic. Shortly thereafter, she was promoted to supervisor, then assistant manager, and finally branch manager at the ripe age of 22. This is one of the accomplishments that Nordis is most proud of.
Impressed by her track record at BankAtlantic, Executive National Bank, a locally-owned Financial Institution recruited Nordis to manage their South Miami Branch in 2010. She currently services as Vice President, Branch Manager and Business Developer. Nordis’s job is to expand existing relationships and attract new ones by getting involved in the community and building exposure for Executive National Bank’s four locations in Miami Dade County.
Nordis was attracted to a career in banking because she loves working with people and helping them grow their businesses through treasury management, deposit, and lending solutions. Nordis has helped her clients at Executive National Bank accelerate their collection times to make their banking operations more efficient and profitable.
Executive National Bank’s niche is working with small businesses and professionals. Nordis is focused on supporting women business owners and young professionals. Nordis attended her first WCC meeting in 2010 and fell in love with the atmosphere and the caliber of women at the event. She joined after her first meeting and is now a proud board member.
A big part of Nordis’s job is engaging local business people, so in addition to the WCC, she is involved in various networking and charitable organizations, including Business Networking International, Chamber South, Pinecrest Business Association, the West Kendall Business Association, Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health, and Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW).
Nordis is not content with just being another name in the roster. So she has taken leadership roles in many of these business networking and philanthropic organizations including establishing a successful Business Networking International Chapter in 2007, and sitting on the steering committee of the Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health.
In her free time, Nordis enjoys bike riding and motorcycle riding with her husband. Nordis also loves babies, and brings that passion to her work with the Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health. The organization supports a different initiative every year, and this year, it is supporting simulation labs which allow OB/GYNs to go into labs with dummy mom giving birth to eliminate errors that can occur in the labor room.
About her networking strategy, Nordis is confident that it is not a numbers game – the key is to have memorable conversations and to remain consistent. She added that she tries to remember at least one thing that a person mentions they like during the conversation, and bring that thing to their first meeting. Nordis has already accomplished a great deal in her eight years in South Florida and with her energy and enthusiasm, will certainly accomplish a lot more in the years to come.
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