Board of Directors
Thomas B. Jelke, Ph.D
Chairperson of the MPA Board of Directors, is President and CEO of t.jelke solutions, a consulting firm offering assessment, curriculum development, research, strategic planning and leadership training services for universities, non-profits, and fraternal organizations. Dr. Jelke was born and raised in the city of Miami and he has taught at Florida State University, Indiana University, and Florida International University. Dr. Jelke has also served in various staff positions on Semester at Sea, including Executive Dean. He is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the Association of Fraternity Advisors Foundation, sits on the National Board of Directors for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Board of Directors for the Association for Fraternal Leadership and Values, and is the current Chairman for the Thomas B. Jelke Foundation. He also serves on an advisory board for the Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre. Elected in 2005.
Arthur H. Hertz
Chairman and CEO of Wometco Enterprises, Inc., a private company that owns the Miami Seaquarium, among other businesses. Mr. Hertz serves on numerous civic and professional organizations including the, Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation, the University of Miami Board of Trustees and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. He is past president of the Orange Bowl Committee. Elected in 1987.
President of the government relations/corporate communications firm Jami Reyes & Co., specializing in the real estate and development sectors. Ms. Reyes serves on the board of the Builders Association of South Florida and on the executive board of the Latin American Business Association. In 2002, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz appointed Reyes to the City of Miami Homeland Defense / Neighborhood Improvement Bond Oversight Board where she chairs the Communications sub-committee. Elected in 2003.
Marlon A. Hill
Marlon A. Hill is a partner of the law firm of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP and serves as outside general corporate counsel to corporations, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations, especially in the industries of media, tourism, arts and entertainment. Mr. Hill is a past president of the Caribbean Bar Association, an inaugural member of The Miami Foundation Miami Fellows Initiative, past Vice Chair of The Miami Foundation, and a board member of the Orange Bowl Committee and Miami Book Fair International. He is the host of a weekly radio commentary, “D’ Peoples Politics”, on WHIM 1080AM, every Saturday at 4pm and frequent Roundtable guest contributor on WPLG Local 10, “This Week in South Florida” and Oped contributor to The Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel South Florida 100. Elected in 2003.
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at NAI Miami Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Nostrand is responsible for the strategic direction and tactical execution of all platforms and business operations. NAI is the largest global network of owner-operated commercial real estate companies with 350 offices around the world. He has been a South Florida resident and commercial real estate executive for 35 years, focusing on real estate company operations, investment sales, financing, leasing and project management for occupiers, owners and developers. Mr. Nostrand is a professor in the Master’s Program for Real Estate Development and Urbanism at the University of Miami. He has served on the Advisory Board for the University of Denver Trustees in evaluating real estate strategies. Mr. Nostrand is the Finance Chair of the Miami Parking Authority. He was one of the founders of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. He also served for 12 years as a board member and chairman of the executive committee for a community bank. Elected in 2007.