Miami Herbert’s Advisory Committees

Miami Herbert Business School benefits from the guidance of different advisory committees. These advisory committees provide an external perspective while offering input on the School’s strategic direction and overall objectives. Committee members are a vital link to the broader business community, and serve as advisors and advocates for Miami Herbert Leadership.

Advisory Committees

Board Members 

Jose R. Rodriguez, BBA '81 (Chair)
Partner In-Charge, Audit Committee Institute

Betty Amos, BBA '73, MBA '75
Retired CPA/Restaurateur
The Abkey Companies

Nancy Bailey, BBA '66 

Jeffrey S. Brown, BBA '81
NFI Real Estate, LLC

Wayne Chaplin, BBA '79, JD '82
President & CEO
Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC

Camila Cote, BBA'94

Managing Partner
Ernst & Young

Eugene L. Frenkel, MBA '12
Legacy Group of Companies

Samuel Goldstein, BBA '81, MBA '84
Owner Capsicum Group LLC

Frank R. Jimenez, BS '87
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary     

Jorge Mas Santos, Jr., BBA ’84, MBA ’86
MasTec, Inc

Alejandro L. Palazio, MBA '93
FrontGate Capital Group

Jason Rabin, BBA '92
Centric Brands 

Jose R. Rodriguez, BBA '81
Partner In-Charge Audit Committee

Karl J. Schulze, BBA '74
Founder & Principal
Schulze Haynes Loevenguth & Co 

Ronald Stone, BBA '73
The Comprehensive Companies

Andy Unanue, BBA '91
Managing Partner
AUA Private Equity Partners LLC 

Alice S. Vilma, BBA '99
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley 

Members Ex-Officio

David Epstein
Managing Partner
Presidential Capital Partners

John A. Quelch
Dean, Miami Herbert Business School
Vice Provost of Executive Education, University of Miami

The School's Accounting Advisory Board includes some of Miami's most prominent accounting industry leaders. The Board is chaired by Mark Margulies (BBA ’89, MSTX ’90), Florida Tax Practice Leader, Grant Thornton LLP.

The Board plays a critical role in the ongoing development of curriculum and building of the Department of Accounting that is nationally recognized for accounting research.

Board Members 

Mark Margulies, BBA ’89, MSTX ’90 (Chair)
Florida Tax Practice Leader
Grant Thornton LLP

Jamie Byington, BBA ’81
Cherry Bekaert LLP

Camila Cote, BBA ’94
Ernst & Young LLP

Kenneth S. Dubow, BBA ’76
Kaufman Rossin

Madeline Elias, BS ’95, MBA Tax ’96
Miami Managing Partner, Tax Services

Jared Fletcher, BBA ’95
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Lennar Financial Services
Brett Friedman, MBA ’94

Tony Gutierrez, BBA ’95 MSTX ’97
Associate Director, Tax
Berkowitz Pollack Brant

Raul Incera, BBA '90
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLC

Alejandro Joya, BBA '91
Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal Taxand LLC

John R. Lambert

Jose S. Lamela, Jr., BBA '86
Crowe Horwath LLP

Isabel Marini, BBA ’85, MPRA ’86
Group Director, FMS Field Finance
Ryder System Inc.

Stephen Nesi

Michael Novak, BBA ’76
Marcum LLP

George Pita, BBA ’82
CFO, Operations
Mastec Inc.

Bill Pruitt, BBA ’66

Peter Pruitt
Managing Partner, Florida and Puerto Rico
Deloitte LLP

Henry Pujol, BBA ’89, MBA ’94
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Raymond Zomerfeld, BBA ’81
Vizcaino and Zomerfeld LLP

Board Members 

Carlos (Dr.) Asilis
Rafael Andres Carrero
Darqueze Dennard
Chafie  Fields
Walter Friedrichs
Oswaldo Gutierrez Hernandez
Marcos Horenstein
Paulo  Leme
Jose R Liccardo
Victor Jose Montes de Oca Guerra
Fabiana Ordonez
Andres Otero
Ramon Rakovsky
Kathryn Rooney Vera
Alejandro A. Roy, MBA'15
Harrison Smith
Antonio Torres Mota Velasco
Mariano Zambrano Vera

The School's Entrepreneurship Advisory Board helps the School promote awareness and collaboration between its entrepreneurship program and the local and international entrepreneurship communities.

Board members also provide entrepreneurship-related strategic advice to the School, participate as executive speakers and serve as mentors and judges in the School's annual Business Plan Competition.

Board Members

Robert D. Rubin, JD '84 (Chair)
Topp Group Inc.

Giancarlo Arrazola, BBA '12, MBA '15
Vanderock Advisory

Adam Apatoff, Esq., BBA '93

Brian Breslin
Director, Launch Pad
University of Miami

Oscar Callejas, BBA ’04
Co-Founder and Vice President, Operations

Steven E. Gold, BBA '00
Senior Vice President
UBS Financial Services

Sean Goldstein, BBA ’12, MBA ’13
SAP Consultant

William G. Heffner, BBA '77
Founder and President
Agg Rok Materials

Norma S. Kenyon, PhD
Vice Provost, Innovation
University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park

Ben Kosinski, AG ‘11
Managing Principal
Kosinski Ventures

Eric T. Levin
SeamLev Investments

Roberto Palenzuela, BBA ’84, JD ’88
Senior Founding Partner and CEO
ClareMedica Health Partners

Thomas E. Pfeiffer, AB '93, MBA '02
Vice President, Investment Management
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Michael Rangel, BBA ‘09
Co-Founder and CEO

Ana Teresa Rodriguez
ATR Group at Coldwell Banker RE

Rick Tonkinson, MBA '84, MPA '85
Founder and Senior Associate
Tonkinson Financial Inc.

William R. Silverman, Ph.D., MBA '10,
Executive Director, Coulter Program & New Ventures
Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research
University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine

Monica Wood, MBA ‘89
Vice President, Global Consumer and Member Insights
Herbalife Nutrition

Ex-Officio Members

Betty G. Amos, BBA '73, MBA '75
The Abkey Companies
UM Trustee

David L. Epstein, MD '05
Managing Partner
Presidential Capital Partners

Board Members

Robert T.  (Rob) Barlick, Jr.
Michael S. Belasco, BBA'98
Richard Bermont
John P. Bolduc
Michael A. Cabanas
Daniel M. (Dan) Canel
Henrik Cronqvist (CHAIRMAN)
Stuart H. Ellison, BBA'70
William J. (Bill) Fisse, BBA'75
Linda C. Flewelling, BBA'83, MBA'84
Fernando Gentil
Karen B. Gilmore
W. George Greig
Larry W. Ingraham, MBA'83
Paulo Lemo
David McCombie, AB'04
Bruce McGuire, AB'87
Daniel M. (Dan) Miller, BBA'02
Lorenzo Naranjo
Alex Perico
Ricardo Rodriguez
Gino Torretta, BBA'91
Alice S. Vilma, BBA'99
Clare Woodman

The Advisory Board to the Programs in Health Management and Policy consists of individuals from a broad spectrum of organizations in the health sector, including providers, insurers, professional associations, policymakers and integrated health systems. They are local, regional, national and international health care leaders who share a spirit of innovation and excellence, have a strong interest in the community, education, and wish to influence health care policy locally and nationally.

The role of the Advisory Board is to provide a forum for open dialogue among professionals committed to the development of health management education, research and policy. Members provide advice, guidance and support to ensure that the curriculum is cutting edge and that graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles in the industry.

Board Members 

Charles E. Alston, CTP (Chair)
Senior Vice President, Market Executive
Healthcare and Institutions Southeast - Global
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Edward Abraham, MD
Executive Vice President Health Affairs and
Chief Executive Officer
UHealth, University of Miami Health System

Pat Alagia, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, Health Systems
Medical Director, Adx, Women’s Health
Quest Diagnostics

Carlos Alonso
Senior Vice President and President
Hill-Rom International

Francisco Ballester
Regional Head
Sandoz International Region

Wael K. Barsoum
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Benjamin A. Breier, MBA ’95
President and CEO
Kindred Healthcare

Jaime Caldwell
South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association

Richard L. Clarke ’71
Former President and CEO
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Board Member, Mercy Health Ministry

Joseph Fifer
President and CEO
Healthcare Financial Management Association

Jeffrey Freimark
President and CEO
Miami Jewish Health Systems

Senator Rene Garcia MBA ’04
Florida State Senate

Daniel E. Greenleaf, MBA ’97
President and CEO
Bio Scrip

Michael Joseph, BBA ’85, MBA ’87
President HCA East
Florida Division

Carlos Migoya
Chief Executive Officer
Jackson Health System

Rudolph Moise, MD, MBA ’94, JD ’97                  
US Air Force, Col, Ret
CEO, Comprehensive Health Center
CEO, Primary Health Physician Group

Susanne Nolte-Schoen, MD
Member of the Supervisory Board
Schön Klinik SE

Mauricio Ortiz
President, Latin America
Boston Scientific Corporation

Bruce Rueben
Florida Hospital Association

Kevin Schulman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Clinical Excellence Research Center
Stanford University

Penny Shaffer
Market President – South Florida
Florida Blue

Tim Stapleton
Chief Executive Officer
Florida Medical Association Inc.

E. Joseph Steier, III, PhD, MBA ’06
President and CEO
Signature Consulting Services LLC

Jorge Vasseur
President and Region Head, Latin America
Baxter International Inc.

Ashley R. Vertuno, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Westside Regional Medical Center
ACHE Florida Regent

Nick Westfall
Chief Executive Officer
VITAS Healthcare

Board Members

Tomislav Kuljis (Co-Chair)
Founder & CEO 

Cornelius (Neil) Prior (Co-Chair)
Owner & Chairman          
Central America and Caribbean Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc.           

Jose A. Acosta
President, Public Affairs & Operations    
UPS International Inc.     

Arhur Adams
Twinfields McLarenGustav           

Luis Arjona         
Managing Director & Partner      
Boston Consulting Group              

Carlos Asilis       
Chief Investment Officer              
Glovista Investments     

Juan Camilo Barrera, MBA ’12
Senior Leader, Relationship Management             
THE GEMS GROUP           

Alberto Bernal 
Chief EM and Global Strategist   
XP Investments 

F. Carl Braun      
Chairman, Board of Directors      

Yonatan Bursztyn            
CEO and President          

Antonio Busto
Chairman, Board of Director        
RCP Rum Creation Products         

Juan Cento         
Regional President          

Abraham Cherem Mizrahi           
The One Real Estate Partners      

Eduardo Coello 
Regional President LAC

Antonio Coto 
Corporate Advisor
DIA Group

Jose R. de la Torre           
EMBA Consortium

Maria Lourdes Dieck-Assad                                         

Fernando Duque 
Ideal Living Corp.              

Fernando Fragueiro 
Former President
Austral University

Juan Furne, MBA ’90
Director International Sales
Freixenet-Mionetto USA

Marcelo Fumasoni, MBA '09       
Head of Human Resources           
Microsoft Latin America

Alberto Gavazzi 
Diageo Latin America      

Jorge Giannattasio                          

Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu          
Chief Commercial Officer              

Andrea Grobocopatel    
President and Founder  

Eduardo Henrique          
Co-Founder and SVP                       

John Issa              
Executive Chairman        

German Leiva                    

Karl Lippert        
Former President             
SAB Miller Latin America               

Ruben Dario Lizarralde, BBA ’84, MBA ’85
Partner Strategy Enterprise and Agro-Industry Solutions 

Oscar Luzuriaga 
Managing Director, Management Board 
Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation LAAD      

Carlos A. López-Lay Vizcarra      
Bella Group        

Ramon R. Maduro           
Owner  Agencias Feduro, S.A.     

Luciano Macagno             
Managing Director           
Latin America, Caribbean and South Florida Delta Air Lines, Inc.   

Mauricio Martinez          
Owner & Managing Director        
SEMAICA Construction  

Rick Murrell 
Tropical Shipping              

Claudio Muruzabal 
LAC President    
SAP International Inc      

Justin Nedd        
GTT, Guyana      

Antonio Orlando, MBA ’17           
President & CEO               

Susana Pinilla    
Directora, Representante Oficina              

John W. Price    
Managing Director           
Americas Market Intelligence, LLC             

Robert Rothbaum            
President & Owner         
Val D’or Apparel LLC        

Rachel  Samren 
Formerly at Millicom

Frances Sevilla Sacasa    
Independent Director    
Carrizo Oil & Gas

Antonio Torres MBA ‘17               
President and CEO

Kevin Tynes        
Nippon Koei LAC               

Rodolfo Tabash Espinach             
President & CEO               
BAC Credomatic Network

Yolanda Talamo               
Sr. VP Human Resources               

Vincent Vanderpool Wallace      
Founder & Principal Partner        

Board Members 

Susset Cabrera, MBA ’07, MA ’09
Ned Duggan
Jeffrey J. Hicks
Claudia Lezcano del Campo, BGSC ’07
Larry Light
Renee Lopez Canera, MBA ’98
Travis Montaque, BBA ’14
Sandy Rubinstein, BM ’95
Michael Sotelo
Emmanouil (Manos) Spanos, MBA ’98
Jeffrey Steinhour

Board Members

Philip Carey
Cristina Hicks
Leisha John
Alejandro L. Palazio, MBA ’93
Jared Robbins, BSMAS ’10
Nicholas Rose
Thomas Schneberger
Elizabeth Wheaton, AB ’05

The School's Real Estate Programs Advisory Board includes prominent real estate industry leaders from South Florida and across the nation.

The Board is chaired by Steve Witkoff, the chairman and CEO of The Witkoff Group LLC, a New York City-based real estate investment firm.

The Board advises the School on the development of its real estate programs and is helping the School establish and promote a new Center for Real Estate Studies and Research.

Board Members

Steven C. Witkoff - Board Chair
Chairman and CEO
The Witkoff Group

Manuel de Zarraga - Board Vice Chair
Executive Managing Director
JLL Capital Markets

Matthew J. Allen
Executive Vice President and COO
The Related Group

Paul Amoruso
Managing Director
Oxford & Simpson Realty Services

Thomas Bartelmo
President and CEO
The Kislak Organization

Tere Blanca
President and CEO
Blanca Commercial Real Estate

Douglas J. Bowen
Managing Director
Clarion Partners

Richard Brickell
Senior Vice President
Joseph P. Day Realty

Jeff Brown
NFI Industries

Malcolm Butters
Butters Construction and Development

Ugo Colombo
CMC Group

Michael Comras
The Comras Company of Florida

Edgardo A. Defortuna
President and CEO
Fortune International Realty Inc.

Kevin Fitzpatrick
Managing Director
Spring Bay Property LLC

James E. Flaum
Managing Director
Global Head of Commercial Real Estate Lending
Morgan Stanley Inc.

Lynn Hackney
Community Three

Alexis Kantt*
Blackstone Real Estate Europe

Marcelo Kingston
Managing Director
Multiplan Real Asset Management

Howard Lorber
President and CEO
Vector Group

David Luski
DRA Advisors

Jackie Mansfield
Tristar Capital

Manuel Martin
Managing Director, Head of Retail Sector, Real Estate, Americas

Sandeep Mathrani

Camilo Miguel, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Mast Capital

Roger Morales*
Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions

Alfonso Munk
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Americas

Gabe Navarro
MMG Equity Partners

Jay Parker
CEO, Florida Brokerage
Douglas Elliman Florida LLC

Neil Shah
President and COO
Hersha Hospitality Trust

Katie Sproul
Halstatt LLC

Randy K. Weisburd
Chief Operating Officer
Atlantic/Pacific Companies

Emeritus Members 

Carol Greenberg Brooks
Continental Real Estate Companies (CREC)

William Cohen
Executive Vice President & Principal
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Real Estate

David G. Levin
Vice-Chairman and President
Camden Land Partners

Mark E. Rose
Avison Young

Scott Sime
Sime Realty

Andrew Smulian
Chairman and CEO
Akerman Senterfitt

Gary Trock
Senior Vice President

Warren Weiser
Continental Real Estate Companies (CREC) 

*Young Alumni Member

The School Council of the Miami Herbert Business School functions in accordance with Section A5.1 of the Faculty Manual:
The faculty of each school shall establish a Council as its executive agency. The voting members of the faculty of each school shall elect from their members a Council which shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • it shall act as the committee on academic planning, educational and research policy, and general welfare of the school;
  • it shall elect all committees of the school faculty;
  • it shall act as confidential counsel to the dean of the school in any matter submitted by the dean;
  • it or its designee shall set the date and hour, and prepare the agenda for all regular meetings of the school faculty;
  • it shall include in the agenda any matter requested in writing by five percent of the voting faculty members of the school faculty; a majority of the voting faculty of a department; or any items or matters submitted by the dean or his/her principal deputy;
  • it may make recommendations to the school faculty concerning proposed actions;
  • it may act for the school faculty, as authorized annually by the school faculty, and report such actions at the next meeting of the school faculty.

The authority of the Council to elect committees of the school faculty in no way limits the authority of the dean to appoint ad hoc committees from the school faculty to advise the dean.

The School Council is authorized to approve additions, deletions, and modifications of existing curricula. New degree programs and deletions of existing programs are reviewed by the SCHOOL COUNCIL, with recommendations made to the voting faculty. The School Council may designate a subcommittee to advise it on curricular issues.

School Bylaws

Board Members

Raphael Boleslavsky
Associate Professor, Economics

Shirley Dennis-Escoffier
Associate Professor, Accounting
School Council First Vice Speaker

Howard Gitlow
Professor, Management Science

Uzma Khan
Associate Professor, Marketing

George Korniotis
Professor, Finance

Karoline Mortensen
Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy
School Council Second Vice Speaker

Blanca Ripoll
Executive Director of Events Management, Building Operations, and Special Projects
Secretary to the School Council

Sara Rushinek
Professor, Business Technology 

Chester A. Schriesheim
University Distinguished Professor, Management
School Council Speaker 

John A. Quelch
Vice Provost, University of Miami, Dean, Miami Herbert Business School and Leonard M. Miller University Professor
Ex Officio Member