Committees

FIU Foundation Committee Structure

Executive Committee

Chairperson: Adalio T. Sanchez '87

Vice Chairperson: Gerald C. Grant Jr. '78, '89

Treasurer: Marcel L. Navarro ’93

Secretary: Jill M. Granat, Esq. ’87

Members: 

  • Kenneth A. Jessell, President
  • Kenneth C. Hall, CEO
  • Stewart L. Appelrouth, CPA, MS '80
  • Richard Brilliant '93
  • Cristina di Mauro '01
  • Juan R. Figuereo '81
  • Francis A. Hondal '87, MBA '94
  • Elliot N. Stone
  • Albert R. Taño, MD
  • Tina M. Vidal-Duart '02, MIB '04
  • David M. Zinn MST '98

Alumni Center Steering Committee

Chairperson: Humberto "Burt" Cabañas '76

Vice Chairperson: Richard Brilliant '93

Members:

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Adalio T. Sanchez '87

Elliot N. Stone

Andre L. Teixeira ’92, MAcc ’93

Athletics Sub-Committee

Chairperson: Tina M. Vidal-Duart '02, MIB '04

Vice Chairperson: Stewart L. Appelrouth, CPA, MS '80

Members:

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Sergio Abreu Jr. '94, MBA '98

Juan Carlos Alexander, Esq. '04

Malcolm "Buster" Brown '88

Johnathan Cyprien '12

Eduardo Del Riego '82

Francisco Gonzalez, CPA '90

Gerald C. Grant Jr. '78, MBA '89

Edurado "Eddie" Hondal '88

Jonathan Leyva

Albert "Al" Lorenzo '74

Michael R. Mendez ’03, ’10

Audit Sub-Committee

Chairperson: Stewart L. Appelrouth, CPA, MS ’80

Vice Chairperson: Richard Brilliant '93

Members:

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Marcel L. Navarro '93

Carlos A. Sabater, CPA '81

Andre L. Teixeira ’92, MAcc ’93

Development Committee

Members:

Sergio Abreu Jr. '94, MBA '98

Juan Carlos Alexander, Esq. '04

Stewart L. Appelrouth, CPA, MS '80

Robert A. Baer, Sr. '89

Carmel J. Barrau, MD, FACP

Elizabeth M. Bejar, PhD, MS '98

Dan and Trish Bell

Richard Brilliant '93

Malcolm "Buster" Brown '88

Humberto "Burt" Cabañas '76

Cristina di Mauro '01

LaTéssa Dotson Hall

Juan R. Figuereo '81

Ira D. Giller, A.I.A.

Walter B. Gonzalez Jr., Esq. '96

Jill M. Granat, Esq. '87

Gerald C. Grant Jr. '78, MBA '89

Noel J. Guillama-Alvarez '99

Sneh Gulati, PhD

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Yolangel H. Hernandez Suarez, MD, MBA, FACOG

Jeffrey L. Horstmyer, MD, FAAN

James Loewenherz, MD, FACP, FASN

Albert "Al" Lorenzo '74

Juan J. Martinez '90, MAcc '93

Hugo Mantilla

Robert M. Namoff '74

Marcel L. Navarro '93

T. Gene Prescott

Claudia Puig

Thomas C. Ragan

Orlando Roche '88

Carlos A. Sabater, CPA '81

Adalio T. Sanchez '87

Rakesh and Rachanee "Mei" Sarna '21

Carlos Somoza, Esq. 1993

Elliot N. Stone

Albert R. Taño, MD

Andre L. Teixeira '92, MAcc '93

Richard P. Tonkinson

Tina M. Vidal-Duart '02, MIB '04

Candido J. Viyella

Santana Way

David M. Zinn MST '98

Development Management Committee

Chairperson: Gerald C. Grant Jr. '78, MBA '89

Vice Chairperson: Cristina di Mauro '01

Members:

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Adalio T. Sanchez '87

Jill M. Granat, Esq. '87

Albert R. Taño, MD

Finance Committee

Chairperson: Marcel L. Navarro ’93

Vice Chairperson: Juan R. Figuereo ’81

Members:

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Stewart L. Appelrouth, CPA, MS ’80

Dan Bell

Cristina di Mauro '01

Noel J. Guillama-Alvarez ’99

Robert M. Namoff ’74

T. Gene Prescott

Thomas C. Ragan

Elliot N. Stone

Andre L. Teixeira ’92, MAcc ’93

FIU Ventures Sub-Committee

Chairperson: David M. Zinn MST '98

Vice Chairperson: TBD

Members:

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Juan R. Figuereo '81

Foundation Enterprise Growth Committee

Chairperson: Juan R. Figuereo '81

Vice Chairperson: Juan J. Martinez '09, MAcc '93

Members:

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Cristina di Mauro '01

Adalio T. Sanchez ’87

Elliot N. Stone, Real Estate Sub-Committee Chairperson

David M. Zinn MST '98, FIU Ventures Sub-Committee Chairperson

Foundation Marketing Committee

Chairperson: TBD

Vice Chairperson: TBD

Members:

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Richard Brilliant '93

Humberto “Burt” Cabañas ’76

Albert "Al" Lorenzo '74

Claudia Puig

Investment Sub-Committee

Chairperson: Cristina di Mauro '01

Vice Chairperson: Gerald C. Grant Jr. '78, MBA '89

Members:

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Stewart L. Appelrouth, CPA, MS '80

Juan R. Figuereo ’81

Noel J. Guillama-Alvarez ’99

Juan J. Martinez '09, MAcc '93

Marcel L. Navarro '93

T. Gene Prescott

Orlando Roche '88

Carlos A. Sabater, CPA ’81

Elliot N. Stone

Andre L. Teixeira ’92, MAcc ’93

Richard P. Tonkinson

Tina M. Vidal-Duart '02, MIB '04

Long-term Strategic Planning Committee

Chairperson: Richard Brilliant '93 

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Noel J. Guillama-Alvarez '99

Andre L. Teixeira '92, MAcc '93

Membership & Board Governance Committee

Chairperson: Albert R. Taño, MD

Co-Vice Chairperson: Trish Bell

Co-Vice Chairperson: LaTéssa Dotson Hall

Members:

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Jill M. Granat, Esq. '87

Albert "Al" Lorenzo '74

Claudia Puig

Carlos A. Sabater, CPA '81

Candido J. Viyella

Real Estate Sub-Committee

Chairperson: Elliot N. Stone

Vice Chairperson: Ira D. Giller, A.I.A.

Members:

Kenneth C. Hall, CEO

Sergio Abreu Jr. '94, MBA '98

Noel J. Guillama-Alvarez ’99

Albert "Al" Lorenzo '74

Robert M. Namoff ’74

Marcel L. Navarro ’93

Andre L. Teixeira ’92, MAcc ’93

Tina M. Vidal-Duart '02, MIB '04