President's Board of Advisors

The President’s Board of Advisors provides leadership in promoting the mission of the University. This select group of business and civic leaders serve as ambassadors by reaching out and involving other members of the South Florida community in the University’s activities. From corporate relations to marketing, from planned giving to special events, the President’s Board of Advisors contributes to the University’s mission and supports a number of significant activities. Participation in the Board also provides business and professional leaders a chance to network with others who are interested in expanding quality education in South Florida.

Membership of the President’s Board of Advisors is by invitation and requires an annual contribution of $1000.

Since its founding in 1996, more than 150 community leaders have made significant contributions to St. Thomas University through the President’s Board of Advisors.

For more information contact:
Gigi Laudisio
jlaudisio@stu.edu
Phone: 305-628-6796
Fax: 305- 628-6703

2013-2014

REV. MSGR. FRANKLYN M. CASALE
President
St. Thomas University

 

CHAIR:
CAROL ELLIS-CUTLER - BA, '84

Senior Vice President
Colliers Abood Wood-Fay

   
VICE CHAIR:
DON DRESBACK - BA, '69

Executive Vice President
Beacon Group, Inc.

MEMBERS
ORLANDO AGUILERA
General Manager
G4S Secure Solutions
DANIELLE S. LOPATA - MS, '90
President
   
GARY BLANDINO - BA, '77
Cisco Systems
JORGE LUIS LOPEZ, ESQ - BA, '83
Governmental Affairs Counsel
131 Madeira Avenue, Penthouse
   
ROB BOWLBY 
Senior Vice President
City Executive
PAUL MAINIERI - BA, '82
Head Baseball Coach
Louisiana State University
   
CIRO BUTTACAVOLI - BA, '81
Audit Services
Grant Thornton
JORGE “BUCK” MARTINEZ - BA, '80
Senior Director of Project Development
Florida Power & Light
   
BEN H. CHEN
Chen Moore and Associates
LARRY MCKINNEY
   
HERBERT COUSINS JR.
President
Cousins and Associates, Inc.
LEIF NOVIE, ESQ.
Director
Morrison Brown Argiz & Ferra
   
GEORGE CUESTA
Vice-President
Cuesta Construction
RAFAEL OLLOQUI - BS, '91
CEO
Business Telecommunications Services Inc.
   
BARBARA DEL CASTILLO
Office of Senior Counsel
Cleveland Clinic of Florida
PAUL R. PHILIP – Chairman Emeritus
Partner
Gaffney, Gallagher & Philip, LLC
   
JOSE K. FUENTES - BA, '90
Government Consultant
Becker & Poliakoff
OBDULIO PIEDRA - BA, '84
President – Miami-Dade Market
Great Florida Bank
   
TERESITA C. GARCIA
Partner/Vice-President
Bermello Ajamil & Partners
GUY PROTANO
President
Protano and Sons, Inc.
   
MEG GARZA
Development Consultant
The Education Fund
GARY PYOTT - BA, '79
Regional President
Property Management Division
Continental Group Inc.
   
DAVID GERRITS
President
Gerrits Construction
JULIAN J. RODRIGUEZ, CPA - BA, '73
   
RENE GUIM
Vice President - Marketing
Casino Miami
KEVIN ROGERS - BA, '85
President- South Florida Region
Seaside Bank & Trust
   
MARIA E. HERNANDEZ
Director, Business Partner/Mid-Market Stragety
& Transformation
IBM Corporation
EARL RUBLEY
President
South Florida Communications
   
ROBERT P. JOHNSON
General Manager
Turnbery Village
THOMAS SHAUGHNESSY
President
Toro Engineering and Construction
   
KENT C. JURNEY
President
Security Services of America
MAUREEN SHEA
CFO/VP
Right Management
   
DANIEL W. KATZ MS - BA, '93
President
Complete Ticket Solutions
PHILIP SHECHTER
Partner
Cherry, Bekaert & Holland
   
MICHAEL KELLY - MS, '94
Chief Operating Officer
College Bowl Championship Series
LAURA STURAITIS - BA, '85
Executive VP, Media Services
BusinessWire
   
CHARLES LANZA - MS, '89
Director of Emergency Management
Broward County
EDWARD WALSH - BA, '71
Chairmain
Anchor Audi
   
STEVE P. LETH
Vice-President Senior Relationship Manager
Commercial Division Miami-Dade County
SunTrust Bank
DAVID G. WALTER
Partner
New York Life