Governance and Administration

The Wolfsonian's Advisory Board is appointed by the president of Florida International University based on recommendations of the members of the Board. Its purpose is to provide advice and consultation to the director of The Wolfsonian and the president of the university on matters pertaining to the museum, such as policies and practices, long-range planning, collections development, facilities use and expansion, and external interactions, such as fundraising and membership development. The board has established bylaws, which govern its composition, meetings, voting, and committees. Recommendations of the board conform to rules and regulations of the State University System; all donor gift agreements, including the original gift agreement between Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. and The Wolfsonian, Inc.; Florida International University and Florida International University Foundation, Inc.; and standards and practices of the American Association of Museums and Association of Art Museum Directors.

Founder

Mitchell "Micky" Wolfson, Jr.

Directors

Tim Rodgers, Director

Cathy Leff, Director Emeritus

Peggy Loar, Founding Director

Members

Gonzalo A. Acevedo / Alliance Bernstein

Roger A. Baumann

Mehmet Bayraktar / Flagstone Property Group

Juan Bergaz Pessino

Abbey Chase

Suzi Cohen

Jacqueline Weld Drake

Susan Hakkarainen / Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Anita Herrick

Alexander Hurst / Palatine Capital Partners

Michael N. Kreitzer / Bilzin Sumberg

Louise Levin

Ray Marchman, Jr., President / The Marketing Wheel, Inc.

David Martin / Terra Group

Sunny Neff

Jill J. Otto / JP Morgan

Sandra Seligman

Sara Solomon

Susan Weber

Jeri L. Wolfson

Louis Wolfson III, / Venture W Corporation

Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson, Jr., Founder

Richard Saul Wurman

Ex-Officio Members
 

Thomas Cornish / Chairperson / FIU Foundation Board

Kenneth Furton / Provost & Exec. VP Academic Affairs / FIU

Sandra Gonzalez-Levy / Sr. VP External Relations / FIU

Kenneth Jessell / Sr. Vice President & CFO / FIU

Philip Levine / Mayor / City of Miami Beach

Howard Lipman / Sr. VP University Advancement / FIU

Joy Malakoff / Commissioner / City of Miami Beach

Barbara Manzano / Asst. Vice Provost Planning & Finance / FIU

Aime Martinez / Assoc. VP / FIU

Jimmy L. Morales / City Manager, City of Miami Beach

Michelle Lorenzo Palacio / VP Government Relations / FIU

Rafael Prohias / Senior University Counsel / FIU

Shannon Roddy / Asst. VP Admin. Affairs / FIU

Mark B. Rosenberg / President / FIU

Brian Schriner / Dean College of Arts + Administration / FIU

Stephen A. Sauls / Former VP Government Relations / FIU

Emeritus Members
 

Ashley Melisse Abess

Susanne Birbragher

Alex Bogusky

Alberto R. Cardenas

Walter Chatham

Peter L. Corsell

Charles Cowles

L. Jay Cross 

Baudouin Croonenberghs

Alberto Eiber

Neil Flanzraich

Bernardo Fort-Brescia

Mary Frank

Manual Gonzalez

 Rene Gonzalez 

Steve Guttman

Henry S. Hacker

Jay Haft

Steve Heller

Fred Hochberg

Erika Hoffman

Hannes Hofmann

Michael Holden

Iran Issa-Khan

Yolanda Cash Jackson

Pamela Johnson

Neisen Kasdin 

Nasir Kassamali

George Knox 

Morris Levitt

Carl Magnusson

Finlay B. Matheson

Richard Massey

Sharon Lombard Miller

Steve Montifiore

Michele Oka Doner

Chad Oppenheim 

Dan Paul*

Aurelia Reinhardt 

Susan Bell Richard

Craig Robins

Federico Sanchez

Philip Scaturro

Robert Schettig*

David M. Schwarz

Fred Sharf

Derrick Smith

Stephen Urice

Mike Valdes-Fauli

Massimo Vignelli*

John Waddell

Patricia Wallace*

Gary Wasserman

Robert Wennett

James Woolems

James Zemaitis

Bernard Zyscovich

*Deseased
List current as of November 3, 2016