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New members added to the University of Miami Board of Trustees

Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Adam E. Carlin, Jose R. Mas, Alice S. Vilma, Carolyn B. Lamm, and Jordan Rhodes were elected to the University Board of Trustees on Friday.
An aerial view of the Shalala Student Center on Lake Osceola and Cobb Fountain, with the City of Coral Gables in the distance.
The University of Miami Board of Trustees announced six new members following the board’s spring meeting on June 19. Photo: TJ Lievonen/University of Miami

The University of Miami Board of Trustees elected a slate of six new members to its ranks with expertise in business, finance, law, technology, and strategic planning, it was announced following the board’s spring meeting on June 19.

“We are pleased to welcome these well-respected leaders to the University of Miami Board of Trustees,” said Hilarie Bass, chair of the board. “The new members bring a top level of insight, expertise, and excellence that is crucial in moving the institution’s goals forward and ensuring these are aligned to better address pressing global and local issues. We look forward to these new members working with our existing trustees in their continued unwavering commitment to the University.”

The following are the new trustee members.

Patricia Menendez-Cambo, B.B.A. ’86, is the deputy general counsel of Softbank Group International and general counsel of the Softbank Latin America Fund. Prior to joining Softbank, she served as former vice chair of Greenberg Traurig, where she previously served as chair of the Corporate Practice. She sits on the board for both the Council for the Americas and the Wilson Center.

Adam E. Carlin, M.B.A.’94, is the managing director and senior portfolio management director at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and senior partner of The Bermont/Carlin Group at Morgan Stanley. He is the chair of the University of Miami Health System’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Translational Institute Board of Overseers and a member of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis Board, the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Advisory Board, and the University’s Miami Herbert Business School’s Board of Overseers. 

Jose R. Mas, B.B.A.’92, M.B.A. ’94, is the CEO of MasTec, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified U.S. infrastructure providers in the country. He is also director of the Mas Family Foundation. Prior to 2010, Mas was chairman and CEO of Neff Corp. and currently sits on the boards of MasTec, Inc.; Hemerich & Payne, Inc.; and Pensare Acquisition Corp. He is a member of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise and is—along with his brother, Jorge Mas—an owner of Inter Miami CF, a Major League Soccer team.

The following are the new alumni trustee members.

Alice S. Vilma, B.B.A. ’99 (cum laude), is the managing director of Morgan Stanley’s multicultural client strategy team, where she works with her partners to strengthen the company’s connection to the multicultural business community. During her time at Morgan Stanley, she has worked in various roles in the global capital markets division. Vilma also worked in the strategic planning and corporate development group at Sallie Mae and in the communications and media entertainment at the CIT Group. She serves on the boards of the New York Road Runners and

Carolyn B. Lamm, J.D. ’73, is a partner at White & Case in Washington, D.C., where she specializes in international arbitration, international trade matters, and international commercial litigation, with a primary focus on representing foreign corporate clients and sovereigns. Lamm previously worked in the U.S. Department of Justice Honor’s program and was a trial attorney in the Fraud Section, Civil Division, before becoming assistant director of the Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division. She served as the president of the American Bar Association from 2009-2010. Lamm was appointed by President William (“Bill”) Clinton to the U.S. Panel of Arbitrators and/or Conciliators of the ICSID and later by the Government of Uzbekistan to the Uzbek Panel of Arbitrators for ICSID arbitration.

The following is the new student trustee member.

Jordan Rhodes is entering her third year at the University of Miami School of Law. She is the president of the Student Bar Association. In her first semester, she received the Dean’s List distinction while also serving as a 1L Senator for the Student Bar Association. Rhodes is a member of the Society of Bar & Gavel, a community service and honor society. She maintains leadership positions in both the Black Law Student Association and OutLaw, and she works with the Children and Youth Law Clinic. Rhodes obtained a B.A. in Political Science, African American Studies and a minor in Mass Communications from the University of Florida.