Mary Usategui has always gone the extra mile. Whether it be with her career, education or being the voice for those in need, she has never shied away from an opportunity to better herself or her community. With extensive experience in both the banking industry and non-profit realm, Mary Usategui has, and will continue to, change the lives of those around her.
Mary is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and holds two master’s degrees – one in accounting from the University of Miami and the other in finance from Florida International University. She began her career in the banking industry at 18-years-old, where she first served as a bank teller. She then went on to work at the Coconut Grove Bank for over seven years and took on various roles that eventually landed her the position of Senior Financial Officer. Now, Mary is the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Professional Bank where she is responsible for the oversight of finance, accounting, banking operations and human resources.
Aside from her career, Mary has always had a passion for wanting to help those less-privileged. This devotion led her to the AAA Scholarship Foundation where she is now a Bank Advisory Board Member, and has been for over two years. Along with these responsibilities, she assists and mentors young individuals within her community and is adamant about teaching them the importance, and value, of an education.
Mary has a love for helping not only people, but animals as well. It had gotten to the point where Mary felt obligated to take in every stray dog she found, and at dog number four, her husband asked her to stop. Mary then became involved with the Everglades Angels Dog Rescue. This organization is an all-volunteer non-profit that puts every dollar earned towards vetting, boarding, feeding and other direct expenses for the benefit of the dogs they rescue. If Mary is ever late to anything, her co-workers won’t even blink an eye. Nine out of ten times she is helping a stray dog find its home, or convincing her husband that adding one more dog to the family is doable.
When asking Mary Usategui what advice she would give to those considering donating to the AAA Scholarship Foundation, she says “If you’re able to redirect your taxes, the AAA Scholarship Foundation is a great organization to partner with. It’s a wonderful way to help others in your community, while also earning CRA credits. To me it’s a win-win!”
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