Jose Vivero, Honorary Vice Consul of the Kingdom of Spain Tampa, Florida

Business and Banking Affiliations

  • 2000 - present Century Bank of Florida – Chairman, President & CEO

  • 1988 - 2000 Northside Bank of Tampa, Tampa, FL – Director, President & CEO

  • 1969 - 1988 Landmark Banking Corporation, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Senior Executive Vice President

  • 1961 - 1969 Cuisenaire Company of America, New York, New York – Textbook Publishing Company – Treasurer


  • New York University, New York, New York • Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

  • University of Miami, Miami, FL – Accounting & Finance

  • L.S.U. Graduate School of Banking of the South, Baton Rouge, LA

  • University of Oklahoma Commercial Lending School, Norman, Oklahoma

  • Sheshunoff and Company Commercial Lending Seminar

Community Involvement

  • 1969 - present Florida Bankers Association, Tallahassee, FL

  • 1977 - present Rotary Club of Ybor City, Tampa, FL – Member and past Director

  • 1981 - present Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa, FL - Military Affairs Council; Leadership Tampa; International Trade Council

  • 1985 - 1990 McDonald Training Center, Tampa, FL – Board Member

  • 1986 - 1993 City of Tampa Private Industry Council, Tampa. FL Member and past Chairman 1988 - 1997 City of Tampa Tampa Economic Development Corp., Tampa, FL Member and past Chairman

  • 1988 - present University Community Hospital, Tampa, FL - Trustees, Treasurer and Executive Committee member

  • 1988 - present Jesuit High School Foundation, Tampa, FL – Board member and past Chairman of Finance Committee

  • 1990 – 2004 Tampa Sister Cities International, Tampa, FL – Member and past President

  • 1994 - present University of South Florida, Tampa, FL – Latino Advisory Committee Board member, Past Chairman and President’s Council Member

  • 1995 - present Morning Star School, Tampa, FL – (School for Students with Learning Disabilities) Advisory Board member

  • 1999 – 2004 Hillsborough Association for Retarded Citizens Foundation, H.A.R.C., Tampa, Fl, - Board Member

  • 2003 – present Member of “Los Caballeros del Centro Asturiano”, Tampa, Florida

  • September 2005 Graduate of F.B.I., Citizens Academy, Tampa, Florida

Received security clearance to visit The White House, Washington, DC for business and civic functions.
Received security clearance to visit U.S. Military Facilities (such as NORAD, Nellis Air Force Base and MacDill Air Force Base Central Command) in connection with activities as a member of the Military Affairs Council of The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa, Florida.

July 2002 - Awarded the Medal of “La Encomienda de la Orden del Merito Civil” for Meritorious Service to Spain from His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

Additional Information
Wife’s name: Maria Elena
Children: Francis Xavier (38); Gabriel Jose (36); Maria Teresa (34)
Grandchildren: Five



Inmaculada Gutierrez is the Trade Commissioner of the Embassy of Spain for the Southeast United States (September 2014).
She has extensive professional experience in both the public and private sectors. She has worked for the Ministry of Economy in Spain and has held different positions of responsibility related to economic policy, market regulation and removal of trade barriers. She has also been appointed to different posts by the Spanish Government in antitrust institutions as well.
Inmaculada has actively taken part in the development and management of nonprofit organizations in support of people with disabilities, particularly children on the autistic spectrum.

Keir Magoulas