Kristy Amaro has been named chief diversity & inclusion officer for Amerant Bancorp Inc. Amaro, who joined the company in 2006, will move into this new C-suite position and lead the organization’s efforts to further a culture that recognizes and creates opportunities for diverse representation throughout the enterprise. 

Most recently, Amaro served as people and organizational development manager, working with all organizational levels to develop, promote and deliver learning solutions that develop staff potential and support the organization’s business strategy. She was also the change management lead for Amerant’s digital transformation strategy, successfully leading a diverse team to drive digital adoption. 

Prior to joining Amerant, Amaro managed the learning and development function in the luxury hotel industry. Early in her career, she also served as a public school educator in under-resourced communities.

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