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Thank you to all of our directors, past and present, for their time, leadership and dedication in support of FIU and The FIU Foundation, Inc.

Board Leadership

  • Chairperson
    Richard Brilliant ’93
    Carnival Corporation
    Chief Audit Officer

  • Vice Chairperson
    Humberto “Burt” Cabañas ’76
    Benchmark
    Chairman and CEO
    Development Committee, Chair

  • Treasurer
    Andre L. Teixeira ’92, MAcc ‘93
    TheGraham Companies
    EVP & Chief Financial Officer
    Finance Committee, Chair

  • Secretary
    Jill M. Granat, Esq. ’87
    Restaurant Brands International
    General Counsel

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Howard R. Lipman
    FIU Foundation, Inc.

  • Steven M. Berwick, CPA ’74
    Kaufman, Rossin & Co., P.A.
    Principal, Audit & Litigation Consulting
    Audit Subcommittee, Chair

  • Thomas M. Cornish ’85
    BankUnited, Inc.
    Chief Operating Officer
    Governmental Relations Committee,
        Co-Chair

  • Francisco Gonzalez, CPA ’90
    Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP
    Managing Principal
    Athletics Subcommittee, Co-Chair

  • Noel J. Guillama-Alvarez ’99
    Quantum Innovations, Inc.
    President & CEO
    Campaign Budget Task Force, Chair

  • Michael A. Kappitt ’92
    Carrabba’s Italian Grill
    President
    Campaign & Foundation Marketing, Chair

  • Juan J. Martinez ’90, MAcc ’93
    John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
    Vice President, CFO, Treasurer
    Investment Subcommittee, Chair

  • Esther L. Moreno, Esq. ’95
    Akerman, LLP
    Corporate Practice Group Shareholder
    Bylaws Special Committee, Chair

  • Chad Moss ’94
    Moss & Associates
    Executive Vice President
    Moss Foundation, Inc., President
    Athletics Subcommittee, Co-Chair

  • T. Gene Prescott
    The Biltmore Hotel
    President
    Governmental Relations Committee,
        Co-Chair

  • Claudia Puig
    Univision Communications Inc.
    President and General Manager
        of Local Media

  • Mark B. Rosenberg
    Florida International University
    President

  • Adalio T. Sanchez ’87
    S Group Advisory, LLC
    President
    Foundation Enterprise
        Planning Committee, Chair

  • Wasim J. Shomar
    The Lynx Companies
    Chairman and CEO
    Membership & Board Management   
        Committee, Chair

  • Elliot Stone
    Royal Castle Builders, LLC
    Principal
    Real Estate Subcommittee, Chair