FIU has appointed four community leaders to serve on the FIU Foundation Board.
“The FIU Foundation is honored to welcome these established professionals whose record of service to South Florida aligns with the mission of FIU,” said Howard Lipman, senior vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the FIU Foundation. “Their dynamic, entrepreneurial perspective will advance the Foundation’s efforts to realize the university’s 21st century vision for growth.”
Fanny Hanono is secretary-treasurer of Perry Ellis International, where she oversees human resources, accounts payable and insurance. Hanono is also vice president for GFX Corp., a Miami-based distributor and manufacturer of standard clutch release bearings, automatic transmission separator plates and automatic transmission hard parts.
R. Kirk Landon is the president of two charitable organizations, the Kirk Foundation and the Kirk A. and Dorothy P. Landon Foundation. He served as CEO of American Bankers Insurance Group until 1995 and chairman of its Board of the Directors until his retirement in 1999. The FIU Undergraduate School of Business and the athletic training center bear his name. He was a member of the FIU Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2010.
Mario Murgado is the president and chief executive officer for Brickell Motors, Inc. Murgado began his career in the automobile industry with the Braman organization in 1981. In May of 2001, Murgado established his own dealership, Brickell Motors, with 130 employees. Brickell Motors represents Honda, Buick and GMC in Miami.
Orlando Roche ‘88 is the regional president in Miami-Dade County of Sabadell Bank & Trust; he oversees Sabadell’s private banking, wealth management and fiduciary services in Miami-Dade County. Prior to joining Sabadell, Roche, an FIU alumnus, was the Regional President for Lydian Bank & Trust in Miami-Dade County. His responsibilities included management of five offices with a total of $1.2 billion in bank assets and $1.8 billion in deposits.
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