Nelson L. Hernandez
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Nelson Hernandez joined Coral Gables Trust in 2016 after working at Wells Fargo Private Bank as a Wealth Advisor Analyst. Prior to that, in 2010, he was elected to serve as a Council Member for the Town of Miami Lakes, serving his term through 2013. Nelson is also a gubernatorial appointee to the South Florida Regional Council and appointed by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners to serve on the Housing Finance Authority of Miami-Dade County which approves millions of dollars for affordable housing projects throughout the community.
Nelson also has experience in commercial real estate finance having worked for a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm in Miami as their financial analyst. Very involved in the community, Nelson is an Executive Board member of the United Way of Miami-Dade County Young Leaders Society and regularly volunteers in events throughout the community. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora located in Miami, FL.
Nelson is very involved with Leadership Florida; a graduate of their Connect Florida leadership program and sits on the statewide Finance Committee for the organization. Attached to his second alma mater, Nelson is also a member of the University of Miami Citizens Board. He is also an alumnus advocate for Christopher Columbus High School; founding Board Member of the Columbus Accounting & Financial Executives “CAFE” alumni organization.
While in college, he worked in the Florida Legislature as a health care policy analyst intern for the Miami-Dade County Delegation in 2007. Nelson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Political Science from Florida State University and his Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Miami, focusing in finance and accounting.