BankUnited hired Kelly Taub as executive vice president and director or credit review. Taub will join BankUnited on Jan. 14, reporting directly to Rajinder P. Singh, chairman, president and CEO of BankUnited. She will be responsible for evaluating and monitoring the bank’s credit risk exposure and reporting recommendations to the bank’s executive management and board of directors.

Taub has nearly 20 years of experience in credit risk management, most recently serving as senior director of Capital One. Prior to her time at Capital One, she held similar roles at Regions Financial and Bank of America. She began her career as a national bank examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, providing regulatory assurance of commercial loan portfolios in community, mid-size and large banks.

“Kelly is a seasoned industry leader with a wealth of experience in credit risk management, both at corporations and regulatory agencies. We look forward to welcoming Kelly to the BankUnited team,” Singh said.

Taub will replace Walter Shields, who is retiring from the position. Shields has served as executive vice president and director of credit review since joining BankUnited in 2016.

“As someone who is highly regarded in the industry and an expert in credit risk management, Walter has made invaluable contributions to our bank in a critically important area. We are appreciative of all he has accomplished on behalf of BankUnited, and we wish him the best in his retirement,” Singh said.