MIAMI – Albert Maury and Michael M. Adler were elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Florida International University Board of Trustees at the board’s Wednesday meeting.
Both men begin their two-year terms as chair and co-chair immediately.
“We have an unbeatable combination. Both Mr. Maury and Mr. Adler are proven business and community leaders and they are deeply admired by our university community,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg.
Maury, who holds bachelor’s degrees in business administration and accounting from FIU, was appointed as an FIU trustee in 2007. He was reappointed by the Florida Board of Governors in January for a term ending 2016.
“I am honored that my fellow trustees chose me for this important leadership role at FIU,” Maury said. “Working together, we will take FIU to new heights and even greater accomplishments.”
President and CEO of Leon Medical Centers Health Plans, Maury has an extensive background in health care finance, executive negotiations, budgeting and contracting.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Maury recently received a medallion from FIU for being a staunch advocate for children and for his leadership and work in the community. The medallion was presented to him by Rosenberg during FIU’s commencement ceremony. He also served on the board of the Alliance for Aging for six years.
Maury lives in Miami with his wife Silvia and their four children, Alexandra, Steffany, Katerina and Albert, Jr.
The Florida Board of Governors appointed Adler to the BOT for a term beginning in 2010. Adler is chairman and CEO of Adler Group, Inc., one of South Florida’s largest and most successful real estate companies. A devoted member of Miami’s philanthropic community, he is chairman of Mount Sinai Medical Center and Board Member of Mount Sinai Philanthropic Foundation.
Adler is a vice chair of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America and was president of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation from 2004 to 2006. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors. Adler also is a past member of the FIU Foundation Board.
Adler and his wife Judy live in Miami Beach. They are the parents of Matthew, David and Rachel who live in South Florida.
Recently, Gov. Rick Scott also announced the reappointment of Claudia Puig and the appointments of Dr. Jose J. Armas and Mayi de la Vega to the Florida International University Board of Trustees.
Puig is senior vice president and East Coast regional manager for Univision Radio, which owns four of the top-rated Spanish-language radio stations in Miami.
Armas is the chief executive officer and president of MCCI Group Holdings LLC, a family of medical centers that includes facilities serving patients throughout the South Florida region.
De la Vega is the founder and owner of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury property real estate firm.
Outgoing chair Albert Dotson, Sr. is stepping down after completing a 10-year tenure on the board. Dotson has been part of the volunteer leadership of FIU for almost three decades. Previous to his appointment to the BOT, he served on the FIU Foundation Board from 1983-2001.
“Thank you for allowing me to be part of the Finest Institution in the Universe (FIU),” he said. “A faculty and staff – none better in the world.”