Executive Management

Sheldon T. Anderson, Chairman 

Sheldon Anderson manages the strategic direction and profitability of the bank. He is widely recognized community leader in South Florida and the former President and CEO of the Southeast Region for the Northern Trust Company, where he was responsible for investment management, trust and estate planning, private and business banking, and financial consulting in Florida and Georgia. Sheldon sits on the Board of Trustees of Baptist Health South Florida, and the Board of Directors of United Way of Miami Dade County, the New World Symphony, The Miami Foundation - Chairman, and the Beacon Council. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee. 




Edward J. Joyce, President

Edward  joined Grove Bank & Trust after a 37-year career at Northern Trust, serving as President of the South Florida region, Chief Fiduciary Officer of the east region, and most recently as Executive Client Advisor. Ed is a long-time community and civic leader. He is the Chair of the Board of Chapman Partnership and past Chair of the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and The Keys. Currently, he serves on the executive committee of Jackson Health Foundation and on the board/committees of Camillus House, Inc., Orange Bowl Committee, and United Way of Miami Dade. 



Jose E. Cueto, Chief Executive Officer

Jose E. Cueto is a seasoned banking professional with more than three decades of experience in lending, acquisitions, asset management, and people management. As Chief Executive Officer of Grove Bank & Trust, he leads a group of highly skilled and motivated professionals to strategically grow the bank’s capabilities whilst also building and expanding the organization’s people resources. His civic duties include serving as Chairman of the Florida Bankers Association, a Board Member of Miami’s Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, President of the Center for Financial Training, a Board Member on the Orange Bowl Committee, Director of the Cuban Banking Study Group, the UM Citizens Board, and the Sebastian Strong Foundation.




Bert Lopez, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Bert oversees the financial, treasury, accounting, and operations aspects of the company, including capital planning, asset-liability management, investments, liquidity, financial planning and analysis, management and regulatory reporting, taxes, loan and deposit operations and investor communications. Bert is a senior executive with over 30 years of expertise streamlining business processes, controlling expenses, enhancing revenue, and balance sheet management. He has held several CFO positions in both public and private companies, including CFO of Barnett Bank of South Florida, US Century Bank, Bank United and various real estate and international sales companies.  He began his career in public accounting with an international accounting firm. Bert is a licensed CPA, received his Master of Business Administration and Bachelors from the University of Miami, and is a member on the President’s Council of his alma mater.



Libby Witherspoon, Executive Vice President, Head of Trust and Wealth Management

Libby is charged with the oversight of the Trust & Wealth Management Team. Empowered with more than three decades of Wealth Management experience, Libby leads a group of highly dedicated and talented individuals providing advice and financial solutions with a relentless commitment to unrivaled excellence. Witherspoon has a lifelong and notable dedication to her community. She is a graduate of Gulliver Prep and has served on its Board of Directors. She is currently a Trustee for the Florida House on Capitol Hill. Her contributions to the American Red Cross are numerous. She is a member of the National Philanthropy Board, the immediate past Board Chair for the Greater Miami and the Keys Chapter, and a longstanding member and past chapter Chair of Miami's Tiffany Circle. Witherspoon holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University.