U-SoA welcomes two new DAC members

U-SoA welcomes two new DAC members

By UM News

U-SoA welcomes two new DAC members

By UM News
Two new members have joined the Dean's Advisory Committee, Adriana Cisneros and Jackie Soffer.  The DAC consists of alumni and friends who represent the community with a focus on building awareness, meeting community needs, and attracting resources.
Adriana Cisneros (pictured, left) is CEO of Cisneros, a privately held company with over 90 years’ experience operating businesses globally. The company today has three divisions: Cisneros Media, Cisneros Interactive and Cisneros Real EstateAST&Science, Cisneros’ latest investment, aims at bringing worldwide connectivity through LEO satellites. Adriana is also President of the Fundación Cisneros, a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving access to education in Latin America. She is on the board of MoMA’s Latin American Acquisitions Committee (LACF) and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Cisneros Institute at MoMA. She is a Director and Trustee of the Paley Center for Media. Adriana is also a Board Member of Mattel, Inc., Parrot Analytics, the Knight Foundation and University of Miami. Adriana is a member of the Citibank Private Bank Latin American Advisory Board and an Advisory Board Member and Head of Strategy for AST & Science. Adriana is also an Advisory Board Member of TheVentureCity. Adriana holds a BA from Columbia University (2002) and a Master’s Degree in journalism from New York University (2005).  Adriana is a Henry Crown Fellow, a Term Member at the Council of Foreign Relations and is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development (PLD – 2010). Follow Adriana on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and her Blog.

Jackie Soffer (pictured, right) is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Turnberry, a dynamic real estate company that develops, owns and programs large-scale hospitality, retail, residential and commercial properties. Turnberry’s portfolio includes an 800-key hotel connected to the Miami Beach Convention Center, currently being developed in partnership with the Terra Group; the 533-room JW Marriott Nashville; Aventura Mall, which has more than 30 million visitors annually; and Destin Commons, a lifestyle center in Northwest Florida. Jackie Soffer is also collaborating with LeFrak to develop Solé Mia, a 184-acre mixed-use project in North Miami.  Soffer is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design; a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at the University of Miami; a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture; a member of Cornell University’s Center for Real Estate and Finance and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami.