Miami Herbert’s Advisory Councils

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

Dean's Advisory Committee

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

Advisory Councils

The School's Accounting Advisory Council 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 Clouncil plays a critical role in the ongoing development of curriculum and building of the Department of Accounting that is nationally recognized for accounting research.


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


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 Council helps the School promote awareness and collaboration between its entrepreneurship program and the local and international entrepreneurship communities.

Council 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.


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


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
Alex Perico
Ricardo Rodriguez
Gino Torretta, BBA'91
Alice S. Vilma, BBA'99
Clare Woodman

The Advisory Council 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 Council 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.


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

Members (2021)

The Council provides counsel on initiatives to boost our contribution to Latin America and Caribbean, to insure that our curriculum is shaping the future, not merely responding to current trends. Members bridge Miami Herbert to the region by promoting our degree and executive education programs and serve as guest lecturers in classes, executive mentors to students, and offer internships and real-world projects to our students.


Tomislav Kuljis (Co-Chair)
Founder & CEO 

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


Arthur Adams
Twinfields McLaren Gustav Mahlerplein
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Luis Arjona
Managing Director & Partner
Boston Consulting Group
Miami, FL

Carlos Asilis
Chief Investment Officer
Glovista Investments
Miami, FL

Juan Camilo Barrera, MBA'12
Sr Leader, Relationship Management 

Alberto Bernal
XP Investments
Chief EM and Global Strategist
Miami, FL

F. Carl Braun
Chairman, Board of Directors
Port-au-Prince, Haïti

Jonatan Bursztyn
CEO and President, Totto
Bogota, Colombia

Antonio Busto
Chairman, Board of Directors
RCP Rum Creation Products
British Virgin Islands

Juan Cento
Regional President FedEx
Latin American & Caribbean
Miami, FL 

Sylvan Chackman
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 

Abraham Cherem Mizrahi, MBA’14
The One Real Estate Partners     
Miami, FL

Eduardo Coello
Regional President LAC, Visa
Miami, FL

Antonio Coto
Corporate Advisor, FMR CEO, Dia Group
Madrid, Spain

Jose R. de la Torre
Co-Founder EMBA Consortium
Miami, Florida

Eduard L. J. de Veer
MetaCorp N.V.
Oranjestad, Aruba

Maria Lourdes Dieck-Assad
Economist, Educator, International Affairs Specialist
Monterrey, Mexico

Fernando Duque
CEO, Ideal Living Corp.
Panama, Panama

Fernando Fragueiro
Former President, Austral University
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

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

Raquel Garavito
President FONTUR
Colombian National Tourism Fund
Bogota, Colombia

Alberto Gavazzi
Former President, Diageo LATAM
Coral Gables, FL

Jorge Giannattasio
Hilton Corp.
Miami, FL

John Issa
Executive Chairman, SuperClubs
Kingston 5, Jamaica, W.I.

German Leiva                                   
CEO at MFZ Management Corporation
Coral Gables, FL

Ruben Dario Lizarralde, BBA ’84, MBA ‘85
Strategy Enterprise and
Solutions, Business Partner

Carlos A. López-Lay Vizcarra
CEO Bella Group
San Juan, PR 

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

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

Ramon R. Maduro, MBA '90
Owner, Agencias Feduro, S.A.
Panama, Panama

Serge L. Mansur, MBA ‘88
Caoba Real Estate N.V.
Oranjestad, Aruba

Mauricio Martinez, BBA '97, MBA ’07
Owner & Managing Director
SEMAICA Construction
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Alex Moura, MBA '05
Vice President, Product Management
Miami, FL

David Mullings, BS '00, MBA ’03
Chairman and CEO
Blue Mahoe Capital Partners
Miami, FL

Rick Murrell
CEO, Saltchuk Logistics
Seattle, WA

Claudio Muruzabal
LAC President, SAP International Inc.
Miami, FL

Justin Nedd, MBA '19
Chief Executive Officer
GTT, Guyana

Antonio Orlando, MBA ’17
President & CEO, Meditron, C.A.
Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela

John W. Price
Managing Director
Americas Market Intelligence, LLC
Coral Gables, FL 

Monica Ramirez
Global Director Corporate Affairs
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Miami, FL

Rachel Samren
Chief External Affairs, Governance & Trust Officer, Telia Company
Stocklholm, Sweden

Frances Sevilla Sacasa
Independent Director
Carrizo Oil & Gas
Miami, FL

Rodolfo Tabash Espinach
President & CEO
BAC Credomatic Network
San Jose, CR

Antonio Torres, MBA '17
President and CEO, Servimsa

Vincent Vanderpool Wallace, MBA ’80
Founder & Principal Partner BedfordBaker
Nassau, Bahamas


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


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 Advisory Council includes prominent real estate industry leaders from South Florida and across the nation. The Committee is chaired by Steve Witkoff, the chairman and CEO of The Witkoff Group LLC, a New York City-based real estate investment firm. The Council 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.


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

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

Paul Amoruso, BBA '82
Managing Director
Oxford & Simpson Realty Services

Thomas Bartelmo
President and CEO
The Kislak Organization

Tere Blanca, BBA '81, MBA '83
President and CEO
Blanca Commercial Real Estate

Douglas J. Bowen
Managing Director Clarion Partners
DJB Associates

Richard Brickell
Senior Vice President
Joseph P. Day Realty Corp

Jeff Brown
President and Vice Chairman
NFI Industries

Malcolm Butters, BBA'82
Butters Construction and Development

Thomas Christopoul
54 Madison Partners, LLC

Armando Codina
Executive Chairman
Codina Partners

Ugo Colombo
CMC Group

Michael Comras, BBA '83
The Comras Company of Florida

Manuel de Zarraga, MBA'83, BSCE'83   
Executive Managing Director      
JLL Capital Markets

Edgardo A. Defortuna, MBA'82
President and CEO
Fortune International Realty Inc.

Kevin Fitzpatrick
Managing Director
Spring Bay Property Company LLC

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

Lynn Hackney
Community Three

Alexis Kantt
Principal, Blackstone Real Estate Europe

Marcelo Kingston
Managing Director
Multiplan Real Asset Management

Howard Lorber
President and CEO
Vector Group, Ltd

David Luski
DRA Advisors LLC

Jackie Mansfield
Tristar Capital

Manuel Martin
Managing Director
Nuveen Real Estate

Sandeep Mathrani

Camilo Miguel, Jr., BBA '99
Founder & CEO
Mast Capital

Roger Morales, BBA '00
Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions

Alfonso Munk
Chief Investment Officer, Americas

Gabe Navarro
MMG Equity Partners

Neil Shah
President & COO
Hersha Hospitality Trust

Katherine Sproul
Halstatt Real Estate Partners

Randy K. Weisburd, BBA '89
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) 

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