Gov. Rick Scott appoints Leonard Boord and Michael Joseph to FIU Board of Trustees

Picture1Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Leonard Boord and Michael G. Joseph, to the Florida International University Board of Trustees.

“As prominent leaders in our community, our new trustees bring a wealth of experience and talent to our board,” said Albert Maury, chairman of the FIU Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working together to support our students and continue to serve our community.”

Leonard Boord is the founder of Slon Capital, an investment firm in Miami. Boord is a 4-time CEO focusing in the technology sector in Latin America. Two of the startups he helped develop were sold to Fortune 500 buyers. A member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, he currently serves on the board of four companies involved in logistics, fourth party logistics, mobile payments and airport concessions.

Born in Venezuela, Boord has been living in Miami since 1978. He studied computer science and math at the University of Miami. He is the father of two boys, one of them a FIU alumnus.

“Significant disruptive change is coming to higher education,” said Boord. “I would like to contribute to successfully riding this change, striking a balance between tradition and technology.”

Michael G. Joseph is president of HCA’s East Florida Division. Joseph is responsible for 14 hospitals, a regional laboratory, 12 ambulatory surgery centers and five imaging centers located in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties.

Previously, Joseph served as CEO of University Hospital; president of HCA’s Southwest Florida Market; president and CEO of Cedars Medical Center and Westside Regional Medical Center; CEO at Columbia Hospital; and as COO at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and the Miami Heart Institute.

Joseph is a graduate of the University of Miami with a bachelor’s and master’s in business administration. He and his wife Lesli have two children, Lauryn and Michael, and reside in the City of Coral Gables.

“I am looking forward to helping strengthen college education at FIU on a national and international level,” said Joseph.

Boord and Joseph have been appointed for five-year terms that began on August 26, 2015.