BankUnited names new board members

BankUnited on Thursday named new board members: former BankUnited Chief Financial Officer Douglas J. Pauls and Sanjiv Sobti, who leads an independent consulting business. The new board members join Robert Towbin, executive vice president of Stephens, who joined the board in April.

Miami Lakes-based BankUnited also retained additional board members: John A. Kanas, BankUnited chairman, president and chief executive; Rajinder P. Singh, BankUnited’s chief operating offficer and one of the founding organizers of the company; Tere Blanca, president and chief executive of Blanca Commercial Real Estate; Sue M. Cobb, principal of Florida-based investment firm Cobb Partners; Eugene F. DeMark, independent consultant and retired Advisory Northeast Area Managing Partner at KPMG LLP; and Michael J. Dowling, North Shore LIJ Health System’s chief executive.

BankUnited has $15.8 billion in assets, with 99 branches in 15 Florida counties and six in the New York metropolitan area.

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