Monday, December 7, 2015

St. Thomas University Welcomes Three New Trustees

From left to right: Michael T. Fay, Lourdes Rivas, and Maureen Shea

St. Thomas University (STU) has announced the appointment of three prominent South Florida leaders to its Board of Trustees. Michael T. Fay, Lourdes Rivas, and Maureen Shea were recently appointed to the university’s 25-member governing and policy-setting board.

“STU is very fortunate to have these members and their unique talents and skills join our dynamic Board of Trustees,” said STU President Monsignor Franklyn Casale. “Their leadership, guidance, and commitment will benefit our students, community and university mission.”

Michael T. Fay is principal and managing director at Avison Young. He is a prominent commercial real estate professional with more than 32 years of commercial real estate experience. Over the course of his career, he has closed over $5.5 billion in transactions, specializing in investment sales, REO and note sales, as well as strategy and implementation for large national corporate real estate accounts.

Fay, who graduated from LaGrange College with a bachelor’s degree in business, is also an avid surfer and a nationally and world-ranked wakeboard champion.

Lourdes Rivas, CEO of Simply Healthcare, is a distinguished healthcare executive with more than 15 years of industry experience. Throughout her career, she has led healthcare organizations in Florida and nationally. Prior to joining Simply in January of 2012, she served as regional vice president for DentaQuest. Before that, she was chief operating officer for Atlantic Dental and chief executive officer of PrescribIT. From 1997-2003, Rivas served as senior vice president for United Home Care Services.

Rivas holds a certificate in healthcare management and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida International University.

Maureen Shea, CEO and co-founder of Right Management, drives growth in diverse talent management and career management services for privately and publicly owned companies throughout Florida and the Caribbean region. Previously, she served as the company’s chief financial officer. Before joining Right Management, Shea was director of recruiting for MassMutual Life Insurance Company and Lincoln National Life.

Shea, a graduate of Kean College in New Jersey, has served on the Board of Trustees and the finance committee for Holy Cross Hospital. She is a Leadership Broward Foundation alumna, a board member of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California and of the Business Advisory Board of St. Thomas University.

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