Members of the Dean’s Council—a group of business leaders who represent a cross section of industries—provide College of Business Administration Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam insights into the college’s strategic direction, new initiatives, and existing programs, among their many contributions. Recently, a number of individuals joined this group of valued advisors.
Antonio “Tony” L. Argiz
|Antonio “Tony” L. Argiz (BBA’ 74), CEO and managing partner of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP, is recognized as an expert in auditing and forensic accounting, fraud prevention, and business valuations. In 1996, the governor of Florida appointed him to chair Florida’s Board of Accountancy. A recipient of many community and professional commendations, he recently has been recognized by the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) with the 2006 “Outstanding CPA in Public Service” Award and by the South Florida Business Journal with the 2006 “Ultimate CEO Award–Miami.” He also won Florida International University’s “Outstanding Alumnus” Award three times.|
|Darcie Burk, divisional director for the Latin American Division of Merrill Lynch’s Global Private Client Group, joined Merrill Lynch as a financial analyst in the firm’s Treasury Office and later in Debt and Equity Trading. She has held a variety of management positions throughout the firm, and in 2000, became first vice president of Investment Products and Performance in International Private Client, where she oversaw product development and distribution for Merrill Lynch’s international client base. She received her master’s in business administration from the American Graduate School of International Management in 1980, graduating with honors.|
Theodore N. Carter
|Theodore N. Carter, senior managing director, CB Richard Ellis South Florida, oversees the company’s four offices in South Florida at which 200 real estate professionals work. Prior to joining the company—to which he brought fifteen years of senior-level leadership and management experience in creating and leading public-private partnerships and economic development at the federal and local levels—he served as president and CEO of the quasi-public National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC) in Washington, D.C. He earned a master’s in public administration from American University and a bachelor of science in foreign service from Georgetown University.|
|Stephen Flowers, president of UPS’ Américas Region and an employee of UPS since 1981, is responsible for all UPS package and cargo operations in Canada and more than fifty countries and territories across Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to taking on the region’s highest post, he was UPS’s West Europe district manager, where he oversaw the company’s operations in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland. A native of Canada, he has a diploma in business administration and, in 2002, completed the advanced management program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau.|
|Dana Nottingham, executive director of the Miami Downtown Development (DDA) Authority, has 24 years of management and executive experience working on major retail and urban development projects. Before joining the Miami DDA, he worked as an independent consultant specializing in real estate and economic development, representing developers, cities, and non-profits working on major retail and redevelopment projects in ten metropolitan markets. He serves on several boards and is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s South Florida Executive Committee. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Hampton University and a master’s degree in city planning from MIT.|
|Guillermo Villar, country manager (United States), International Operations, Mercantil Group, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan and a master’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University. He is president and chief executive officer of Commercebank and also sits on the Board of Directors of Banco Mercantil (Schweiz), A.G. (Zurich), Banco Mercantil Venezolano (Curacao), and Banco del Centro (Panama). He serves on other boards, including those of the Mercy Hospital Foundation, Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce, Florida International Bankers Association, and American Red Cross Miami-Dade chapter.|
|Dominique Virchaux founded Virchaux & Partners to provide premium executive search services in a personalized, boutique environment. He has specialized in senior executive assignments covering the Américas and is recognized as one of the leading search professionals worldwide as listed in “The Global 200 Executive Recruiters.” A founding board member of Florida FTAA, Inc., a public/private support group to establish the permanent Secretariat of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas in Miami, he received his degree in business science in Fribourg, Switzerland, and as a certified public accountant from the University of the State of New York.|
The most recent Dean’s Council meeting took place October 24, 2006, at Florida Power and Light in Miami.
The college’s other distinguished Dean’s Council members are:
|José M. Aldrich, managing partner, Tax & Legal Services, Latin America, KPMG, LLP
Mario de Armas, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Daniel H. Aronson, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A
Jorge Arrizurieta, chairman, International Policy Group
Demian Bellumio, president, Hoodiny Entertainment Group
Paul Bonk, vice president, store operations, Walgreen Co.
Joseph L. Caruncho, Esq., chief executive officer, Preferred Care Partners Holding Corp.
Pablo Cejas, managing member, Aquarius Capital, LLC
Thomas Cornish, president and CEO, Seitlin
Rui da Costa, managing director Latin American & Caribbean/vice president, Customer Solutions Group, Hewlett-Packard Company
Rafael Couttolenc, senior vice president–Latin America, DHL Express
Patricia Dahne, Pat Dahne Realty Group
Jorge Gonzalez, president, Wachovia Bank
Edna Johnson, senior vice president, Burger King
Dennis Klinger, vice president and CIO, Florida Power & Light Company
Eric Levin, vice chairman, Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, Inc.
Monica Luechtefeld, executive vice president, Office Depot
Angel Medina, Jr., president, Miami-Dade County Regions Bank
Alvaro G. de Molina, chief financial officer, Bank of America
Ramiro Ortiz, director, president, and CEO, BankUnited Holding Company and Bank
Elizabeth “Liz” Parnes (BBA ’77), vice president–general manager, IKON Document Efficiency
Pete Pizarro, CEO, Telefónica
Carlos Sabater, managing partner, South Florida & Puerto Rico, Deloitte
Federico Sánchez, president, L.I.C. Capital
Gabriel Sánchez-Zinny, partner, Egon Zehnder International
Albert Santalo, president and CEO, Avisena
Oscar Suarez, South Florida tax managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP
N. K. Tripathy “Trip,” president, Macy’s Florida
Mario Trueba (MBA ’87), president and CEO, Mellon United National Bank
Jesse J. Tyson, president and fuels marketing sales director, Americas South, ExxonMobil Inter-America Inc.
Raul J. Valdes-Fauli, partner, Fowler Rodriguez Chalos
Augusto L. Vidaurreta, principal, RAM Strategy
Gabriel Zambrano Benitez, director general, Proeza TI