St Thomas University, Miami, Florida Appoints John J. Dooner, Jr. as Chairman of the University's Board of Trustees
Sep 17 13
St Thomas University, Miami, Florida announced the appointment of John J. Dooner, Jr. Chairman Emeritus of McCann Worldgroup and immediate Past Chairman of United Way Worldwide, as Chairman of the University's Board of Trustees. Mr. Dooner, an alumnus of St. Thomas University's Biscayne College, began his career with McCann Erickson in 1984, rising to Worldwide President in 1992. In 1997 as Chairman & CEO he created and launched the McCann Worldgroup, one of the world's leading marketing communication companies, comprised of eight companies which themselves are global leaders in both size and perception in their respective fields.
St. Thomas University Announces Executive Changes
Jun 5 13
St. Thomas University announced the appointment of three business and public service leaders to its Board of Trustees. Alex Penelas -- former Chief Executive (Executive Mayor of Miami Dade County). His former governmental responsibilities extended across a broad range of issues such as education, healthcare, transportation, crime and corruption, jobs and economic development, and homelessness. After leaving a long career in local, state, national and international public service, he became a Senior Fellow and Professor of Government at the university in Miami and still enjoys a successful private law and consulting practice, AP Consulting, AAP. The university will benefit from his economic development and public affairs expertise. Jorge Rico is a Co-Founding Partner of MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. and has served as Managing Director of the firm since inception. His background includes 25 years of progressively responsible positions in healthcare companies, specializing in the development and implementation of strategic plans which create value. Prior to joining MBF Mr. Rico was the Chief Operating Officer of Ramsay Health Care Inc. and had been Executive Vice President of Administration and a key member of the management team of Ramsay-HMO Inc. Mr. Rico is a member of the board of directors of Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Nutri-Force Nutrition, Omni Home Care (Chairman) and Simply Healthcare Holdings, among other organizations. Anita D. Britt, C.P.A., has also joined the university Board of Trustees. Ms. Britt is a strategic professional with over twenty-five years experience in all aspects of finance and accounting. Her expertise in staff management and development, project execution, capital markets, financial planning and analysis, and stakeholder relations will much contribute to the university's growth plans. She is the Chief Financial Officer of Perry Ellis International since 2009.