alumni Board

Alumni Board of Directors

By UM Alumni Association

Alumni Board of Directors

By UM Alumni Association
Our U family continues to grow as we welcome four new members to the Board. Thank you for volunteering your time and talents to your alma mater!
Josh Cohen

Joshua A. Cohen, A.B. '96

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Josh has more than 19 years of experience with Northwestern Mutual helping business owners and high-level executives achieve their financial security goals.  Through a tried and truly holistic approach, Josh works relentlessly to develop a comprehensive plan that covers both insurance and asset management needs.  Known for his hardworking and straightforward style, Josh develops meaningful relationships with his clients so that he can fully understand their wealth accumulation goals and devise a plan that meets their specific objectives.

Jose Hernandez

Jose A. Hernandez-Solaun, M.B.A. '06

President, The Easton Group

Jose is president of The Easton Group, a real estate brokerage, management, and development firm. Jose has founded several nonprofits, including L.I.V.E., Lead 305 and The Hernandez-Solaun Foundation. Jose was the board chair of the American Diabetes Association and the MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida. He sits on the Board of Trustees at The Miami Foundation. Jose's UM involvement includes Citizen's Board, Iron Arrow, adjunct professor for the finance department, Ziff Graduate Center industry week panelist, and a venture coach for The Launch Pad.


Christopher Lomax, B.M. '05, J.D. '08

Associate, Jones Day

Christopher has been an active leader at UM as a student and as an alumnus. He recently served as the keynote speaker for the Senior Mwambo event and regularly volunteers and guest lectures at the School of Law.  As a student, Christopher was a member of United Black Students, Iron Arrow, Black Law Student Association, Society of Bar & Gavel, Alpha Phi Alpha, the Moot Court Board and the Mock Trial Team.  He currently serves on the advisory board for the School of Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Service and is a member of the board of the directors of the Law Alumni Association.


Maribel Perez Wadsworth, B.S.C. ’93

President, USA Today Network and Publisher USA Today at Gannett

Maribel Wadsworth is a dedicated change agent, digital media executive, and veteran journalist. She was Gannett's first-ever chief transformation officer. In her role as president of the USA TODAY NETWORK, she oversees the company's 109 local news organizations including the Des Moines Register and the Detroit Free Press, and a growing portfolio of niche media brands. In April, she was named publisher of Gannett's flagship, USA TODAY. Wadsworth brings together content, product, and strategy focused on premium journalism, innovations in digital storytelling, leading efforts in the use of augmented reality, virtual reality, and other emerging technologies.