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.

Members

Ashley Melisse Abess, Vice Chair

Gonzalo A. Acevedo / City National Bank

Roger A. Baumann

Mehmet Bayraktar / Flagstone Property Group

Susanne Birbragher / Art Nexus

Peter L. Corsell

Charles Cowles

Baudouin Croonenberghs

Jacqueline Weld Drake

Neil Flanzraich, Chair

Rene Gonzalez / Rene Gonzalez Architect

Henry S. Hacker / Hacker Dolan + Partners

Susan Hakkarainen / Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Anita Herrick

Hannes Hofmann / J.P. Morgan Securities Private Banking

Alexander Hurst / Palatine Capital Partners

Iran Issa-Khan

Neisen Kasdin / Akerman Senterfitt

Michael N. Kreitzer / Bilzin Sumberg

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

Richard Massey

Kevin J. Miller / Wells Fargo Private Bank

Sunny Neff

Chad Oppenheim / Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Aurelia Reinhardt / Bacardi USA, Inc.

Philip Scaturro, Vice Chair / PS06 Corp

David M. Schwarz / David M. Schwarz Architectural Svcs.

Sandra Seligman

Sara Solomon

Patricia Wallace

Gary Wasserman, Vice Chair

Jeri L. Wolfson

Louis Wolfson III / Venture W Corporation

Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson, Jr., Founder

James Woolems / Woolems, Inc.

Ex-Officio Members

Mayor Philip Levine / City of Miami Beach

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

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

Noel Guillama-Alvarez / Honorary Alumnus, FIU Foundation / FIU

Kenneth Jessell / Sr. Vice President & CFO / FIU

Howard Lipman / Sr. VP, Univ. Advancement / FIU

Tonja Moore / Assoc. VP, Academic Affairs / FIU

Rafael Paz / Assoc. General Counsel / FIU

Lourdes M. Pineda-Garcia / Asst. VP / FIU Foundation / FIU

Mark Rosenberg / President / FIU

Stephen A. Sauls / VP, Governmental Relations / FIU

Douglas Wartzok / Provost & Exec. VP, Academic Affairs / FIU

Emeritus Members

Alberto R. Cardenas / Tew Cardenas LLP

L. Jay Cross / Related Hudson Yards

Mary Frank

Manual Gonzalez

Fred Hochberg

Erika Hoffman

Michael Holden / GenSpring Family Offices

Yolanda Cash Jackson / Becker & Poliakoff

Pamela Johnson

George Knox / Knox Seaton LLC

Morris Levitt

Carl Magnusson / CGM Design LLC

Finlay B. Matheson, Chair Emeritus

Susan Bell Richard

Craig Robins / DACRA

Robert Schettig

Fred Sharf / Sharf Marketing Group

Derrick Smith / A+S Architects PA

Stephen Urice

John Waddell

Susan Weber / The Bard Graduate Center

Robert Wennett / UIA Management LLC

Bernard Zyscovich / Zyscovich Architects

Honorary Council

Brian Antoni

Janine Antoni

Daniel Ashram

Chris Bangle

Yves Behar / Fuse Project Inc.

Félix Beltrán

Alex Bogusky / FearLess Cottage

Holly Brubach

Fernando & Humberto Campana

Walter Chatham / Walter Chatham Architects

Jessica Craig-Martin

matali crasset / matali crasset Productions

Wim Crouwel

Bernardo Fort-Brescia / Arquitectonica

Franklin Getchell / Moss

Michael Graves / Michael Graves & Associates

Konstantin Grcic

Zaha Hadid / Zaha Hadid Architects

Ann Hamilton

Steve Heller / School of Visual Arts

John Hockenberry

Roberto Juarez

Nasir Kassamali / Luminaire

Guillermo Kuitca

Guiseppe Lignano / LOT-EK

Ross Lovegrove

Campbell McGrath

Murray Moss / Moss

Todd Oldham

Daniel Okrent

Nancy Novogrod / Travel + Leisure Magazine

Martin Parr

Phil Patton

Gaetano Pesce

James Rosenquist

John Rothchild

Morley Safer

Stefan Sagmeister

Paula Scher / Pentagram

Laurinda Spear / Arquitectonica

Nadja Swarovski / Swarovski – Int’l Communications

Michael Tilson Thomas / New World Symphony

Lillian Vernon

Bruce Weber

Lawrence Weiner

James Zematis / Sotheby’s