Ruben Ramos is the Community Relations Officer for BBVA Compass serving the Texas Border Region. He serves as the bank’s local champion in leading community relations programs and projects that support organizational corporate responsibility objectives for community outreach, reputation building and business development. Ruben also helps execute local charitable giving and volunteerism activities, providing support to the BBVA Compass Foundation, BBVA Compass Charity and BBVA Compass Volunteers. He monitors market level compliance with Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) guidelines and goals and works with local market executives to develop strategies to address CRA deficiencies.
Prior to his role at BBVA Compass, Ramos served as Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank acting as the Greater Georgia Region Community Development Officer. Previous to that, Ramos was First Vice President and Southwest Regional Director for the Community Development Group and Government Relations at JPMorgan Chase Bank.
Mr. Ramos re-located to McAllen, TX in June of 2015 and previously served as the primary contact to the National Council of La Raza and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during his tenure at Chase. He was also Chairman of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Phoenix Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and President of the Phoenix Industrial Development Authority and served as a Commissioner at the Arizona Commerce and Economic Development Commission. Currently, Mr. Ramos serves on the strategic planning committee for the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville and on the selection committee for Ruby Red Ventures, a Mission Economic Development Corporation initiative.
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Ramos attended St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. Ramos also completed the Leading Strategic Change curriculum in the Executive Development Program of the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.