Nov 09




Location: Midtown Miami/Wynwood, 3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Registration: artYou are invited to the join us for the opening night VIP Preview of both the Art Miami & Context fairs. Entering its 25th year, Art Miami attracts more than 72,000 motivated collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe. Context is the sister fair to Art Miami dedicated to the development of emerging artists. Both fairs will be held in the spacious Pavilion located in Midtown Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, adjacent to the Miami Design District.

Attendees will enjoy access during the VIP opening of both Art Miami and the Context art fair (in adjacent tent), complimentary beverages and hors d’oeurves. Garage, open-lot, and metered street parking will be available.

HBS Club & Harvard Club of Miami Members (plus 1 guest): Free
Non-Members: $10 (admits 2 people)

Ohad Jehassi
HBS 1999

This is a VIP Preview event. Although attendance is open to everyone, you must register via the link below to gain entrance to the fair. This is the only way to gain entrance to the Preview Night and there is no on-site registration. You must respond by 10am, Monday, December 1 via our website at

Oct 31

Alumni Spotlight – Garth Rockwood Parker ‘57 and Rosalie (“Lee”) Coe Seely-Brown Parker ‘57

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Garth Rockwood Parker ‘57 and Rosalie (“Lee”) Coe Seely-Brown Parker ‘57

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Garth Parker was the President of SOMAY Products, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of paints, waterproofing coatings and maintenance coatings for commercial and residential markets.  Mr. Parker received his BA from Haverford College and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management in 1957 (then called the Graduate School of Business and Public Administration at Cornell University).  Mr. Parker was an active member of many organizations and activities in the Miami area, including the First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables, the Coral Bay Yacht Club, the Riviera Country Club, the Cornell University Alumni Association, the Orange Bowl Committee, and the Rotary Club of Miami.

Lee Parker was Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of SOMAY Products, Inc. She was born in Providence, R.I., the daughter of U.S. Congressman Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. and Rosalie Hicks Slack Seely-Brown.  A graduate of Cornell University in 1957, Mrs. Parker was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables, the Coral Bay Yacht Club, the Riviera Country Club, the Jr. League, the Cornell University Alumni Association, the Executives’ Association of Greater Miami, and a Rotary Partner to her Rotarian Husband.

The Parkers resided in Coral Gables, Florida for the last 40 years. Together they hosted a number of student receptions for the Cornell Club of Miami, and have attended many Club functions over the years.  They are the parents of three sons, Garth Rockwood Parker, Jr., Ph.D., of Lansdale, PA, Richard Lee Parker of San Francisco, CA, and William Seely-Brown Parker of Safety Harbor, FL, and four grandchildren.

The Cornell Club of Miami presents this Alumni Spotlight as a memoriam for Garth and Lee Parker, as they both passed earlier this year.  We celebrate their life and honor their fine achievements. They were friends of the Club and they will be missed dearly.


Oct 14

Miami Dolphins Tailgate


All Ivy+ Sponsored by the University of Chicago Booth Alumni Club of South Florida

Miami Dolphins Tailgate


Date: Sunday, November 2nd 

Time: 10:30am tailgate start; 1:00pm kickoff

 Location: SUN LIFE STADIUM, 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Cost: All Ivy+ guests

  • $85/person for 100 level lower sideline seats: ~10 yard line, ~25 rows up. There are a limited number of these tickets and they are selling fast.
  • $55/person for 400 level upper bowl corner seats.?  It is the cheapest ticket.
  • $30 for just the tailgate if you have season tickets.



Event Update:

Lot’s of movement on tickets this week as expected   We have 66 people registered as of midnight. We still have ten (10) upper bowl tickets left. I am certain we will sell out, but if you want to remind your clubs of a couple things today, it is up to you.  I want to avoid coming across as a spammer, so I leave it at your discretion.

 1) Game Time temperature is scheduled to be 75 degrees with only a 10% chance for rain. If that’s not perfect for South Florida Football, don’t know what is.

 2) Both teams have winning records and are in the mix for the playoffs.

 3) I will be sending instructions Friday afternoon to registrants regarding exact location of the tailgate in the west parking lot of Sun Life Stadium.?  Game tickets are to be picked up at the tailgate. 

 4) If we run out of tickets before tomorrow at 4pm, there is a good chance I can secure more.


About the event:

The 40 All Ivy+ alumni that attended last year’s tailgate can attest to great conversation, good networking, endless BBQ, and a memorable time with a Dolphins win. Includes game-day ticket (note two different seating options), and unlimited bbq burgers, hotdogs, chicken, vegetarian fare, voluminous sides, ice cold sodas, water, craft beers, and fine wine.

Detailed directions regarding location in parking lot a few days before the event. Same location as last year. Look for the two Maroon University of Chicago flags flying high.

Tailgate will start wrapping up around the beginning of the 2nd Quarter.


  • 10:30 AM-1:45PM: Tailgate BBQ and Cocktails
  • 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins


  • Steven Piekarczyk, ’07
  • President, Chicago Booth Alumni Club of South Florida
  • (312) 636-6525

Sep 25

The Business of Theater & Short Performance

HBSHarvard Business School Club of South Florida

The Business of Theater & Short Performance

You are invited to a special event that includes a backstage tour of the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater, a business of theater presentation, and a performance excerpt from an upcoming production. First, Barbara Stein and David Arisco will speak about the challenges of running a theater company in South Florida. Second, you will get a backstage tour of the Miracle Theater. Finally, you will enjoy a short performance from the upcoming Murder Ballad. While there, enjoy complimentary wine, hors d’oeurves and of course, excellent conversation. There is plenty of metered and garage parking. I hope to see you there for this program.

 Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Location: Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater. 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Cost: $15 for HBS South Florida Members/Harvard Miami Members; $25 for Non-Members

Hosted By: Ohad Jehassi, HBS 1999


 Note: Attendance is open to EVERYONE. Please RSVP to secure your registration. Please respond by 7pm, Tuesday, September 30. 


6:30 PM – Wine reception begins

7:00 PM – Backstage tours begin for small groups

8:00 PM – Presentation, including Q&A

8:30 PM – Short Performance from the upcoming Murder Ballad


Barbara Stein, Executive Producing Director

Co-founded Actors’ Playhouse with her husband Dr. Lawrence E. Stein in 1988. Under her stewardship, Actors’ Playhouse has grown into the largest self-producing not-for-profit professional Equity Theatre in Miami-Dade County, a Florida Cultural Presenting Organization, and one of 13 Miami-Dade County major cultural organizations. Barbara Stein was instrumental in creating the role model private public partnership with the City of Coral Gables to renovate and restore the historic Miracle Theatre, on Miracle Mile, into a three-stage performing arts facility in an eight million dollar project. The re-birth of the Miracle Theatre, which was implemented and funded by Actors’ Playhouse, was the catalyst in the revitalization of the downtown district in 1995. Ms. Stein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is an active member and leader in many community organizations including Trustee Member of both the Coral Gables and the Greater Miami Chambers of Commerce. She has written, produced and directed a series of educational plays for children and is proud of initiating the children’s educational programming at Actors? Playhouse with the National Children’s Theatre Festival celebrating its 17th year and the Young Talent Big Dreams county-wide talent contest for youth ages 8-17.


David Arisco, Director

Artistic Director of Actors’ Playhouse for 26 years. His diverse career spans 40 years as director, actor, musical director, stage manager, symphonic conductor and instrumentalist. Mr. Arisco has directed over 135 shows here at Actors’ Playhouse, including the Carbonell awarded productions of In the Heights (2013), Les Miserables (2009), AIDA (2005), Floyd Collins (2003), Violet (2001), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor? Dreamcoat (2000), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (1998), West Side Story (1997) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1991), all of which won for Best Production of a Musical. In 2009, Mr. Arisco was the recipient of the George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. In 2010 he was awarded the Richard G. Fallon Award for Excellence in Professional Theatre from the Florida Professional Theatre Association. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

Sep 25

LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS: Challenging High-Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders

The Wharton Club of South Florida

Posting 11-25-2013and Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association


Are pleased to invite you to an evening of networking and an enlightening presentation:

 LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS: Challenging High-Potential  Managers to Become Great Leaders

 Featured speaker and author:  Alan S. Berson – CEO, Leadership Conversation LLC and a Learning Director, Wharton Executive Education

 In this informative presentation, Mr. Berson will share conversation techniques and tools, drawn from his experience coaching and working with leaders at a wide range of organizations, to help strong managers become great leaders, and leaders to develop leadership skills in others. While managers’ conversations are generally transactional and centered on the task at hand, leaders must focus on people, asking great questions and aligning them with the vision for the future. Leadership mindsets and skills can be developed, and Mr. Berson will provide practical guidance for connecting with others in ways that transform each interaction into an opportunity for organizational and personal growth. He will identify the four types of conversation every leader must master: building relationships, developing others, making decisions, and taking action, as well as provide an action plan for boosting your personal leadership potential, and for developing leadership skills in others.  

 Location: Florida Atlantic University, Marleen & Harold Forkas Alumni Center, The Great Hall, Room 109

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

 Date: Thursday, October 16th, 2014

 6:30 – 7.30 PM: Registration and Networking

7:30 PM: Presentation


Wharton Club Members (may register one additional guest at price): $20 per person

FAU Students/Alumni/Faculty/Staff (may register one additional guest at price): $20 per person

Other Individuals/Guests: $35 per person

Admission includes a copy of the book


 If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties registering, please contact Alexi Upchurch, Club Administrator at

Aug 23

Harvard Business School Club of South Florida – The Everglades- our drinking water, an ecological treasure, a tourist attraction -


Harvard Business School Club of South Florida

Cordially invites you and your guests to:

The Everglades

- our drinking water, an ecological treasure, a tourist attraction -

Is critical to South Florida’s economy


Since 1993, the Everglades Foundation has been dedicated to protecting and restoring one of the world’s unique natural ecosystems – America’s Everglades

Through the advancement of scientifically sound and achievable solutions, the Foundation seeks to reverse the damage inflicted on the ecosystem and provide policymakers and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide decision-making on complex restoration issues.

The Foundation serves as a leader in building consensus for action in support of our mission and we continue to believe that we can always do better, seek out alternative solutions, and rebuild what was destroyed and direct efforts in the best apparent direction.  

Location: Right Space 2 Meet, 100 Miracle Mile Suite #200, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

 Date: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014     

  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm : Registration and Networking
  • 7:00 pm to 8:00pm : Presentation and Q&As
  • 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm : Networking

Cost for this event:
HBS Club of South Florida members (plus one guest): $15 per person
Harvard Club of Miami members (plus one guest): $15 per person
Non-members/Other guests: $25 per person

Click here to register:

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties registering,

please contact Alexi Upchurch, Club Administrator at

Eric Eikenberg, Chief Executive Officer: Eric Eikenberg has extensive policy and political experience in Tallahassee and Washington. He served as chief of staff for former Gov. Charlie Crist and former U.S. Rep. E. Clay Shaw. Prior to joining the Everglades Foundation, Eric served as senior policy advisor for Holland & Knight, co-chairing the firm’s Florida Government Advocacy Team with former Gov. Bob Martinez. As the CEO of the Everglades Foundation, he leads the Foundation’s science, advocacy, communications and legal teams, which are nationally recognized for their expertise in Everglades restoration. A graduate of American University, Eric and his family live in Miami.

Stephen E. Davis III, Ph.D., Wetland Ecologist: Davis, a native of Ohio, graduated from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., with a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science. He attended Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky., and received a master’s degree in biological and environmental science and attained his doctorate of philosophy from Florida International University. In his role as wetland ecologist with the Foundation, Davis continues his extensive body of wetland research that dates back more than a decade — most recently at Texas A&M University — where he served as a tenured professor. Davis leads Everglades research projects on mangrove wetland biogeochemistry and carbon dynamics and lives in Coconut Grove.

Aug 12

Alumni Spotlight – Jonathan Kracer

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Jonathan Kracer is the founder and managing principal of SION CAPITAL LLC, a hospitality and real estate consulting and investment firm focused on the North American, Latin American, and Caribbean regions, with offices in Miami and Mexico City.

Mr. Kracer has been invited as a moderator and featured speaker at numerous hotel and real estate industry conferences and academic institutions in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America, including Cornell University, in addition to serving as a Columnist for, a leading online hotel industry information and news portal.

He gained his consulting and finance-related skills and knowledge at Resort Development Consultants and Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels in Miami, Banc of America Securities in New York City, and Horwath HTL Consulting Asia Pacific in Jakarta and Singapore.

He began his career in hotel operations and management, working at world-renowned hotels and resorts, such as the New York Palace Hotel in New York City, the Amanusa Resort in Bali, the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews, the Hotel D’Angleterre in Geneva, and the Radisson Beverly Pavilion Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Mr. Kracer attained his Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 2008, and his Swiss Hotel Management Diploma from the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in 2004.

He presently serves as a Member of the Cornell University Council, President of the Cornell Latino Alumni Association, President of the Les Roches Alumni Florida Chapter, and immediate past Treasurer of the Cornell Club of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys.

He is also fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in French, Italian, and Portuguese.




Aug 12

Happy Hour at Taberna Opa

All Ivy Plus and the Cornell Club of Greater Miami and Florida Keys 

Happy Hour at Taberna Opa

Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Time: 6:00 until 8:000 pm

Location: Taverna Opa; 900 South Miami Avenue, Suite 260,, P:  305.673.6730

Cost: None, please RSVPs


Happy Hour Prices All Day on Wednesdays

Includes 50% Drinks and Over 20 Appetizers Available from $2 – $8

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Jul 30

All-Ivy Summer Happy Hour at Havana 1957 Brickell


All-Ivy Summer Happy Hour at Havana 1957 Brickell

Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Time:6:00 until 8:00 pm

Location: Havana 1957 Brickell. 1451 South Miami Avenue

Cost: None but RSVPs required

RSVP: or

HavanaHappy Hours prices extended until 9:00 pm with one complimentary Mojito

Specialty Mojitos, Daiquiris, Cocktails & Sangria: $4.95

Draft Beer: $3.95

Appetizers: $4.95

(Croquettes, Cuban Sandwich, Tostón con Picadillo, Masas de Cerdo)

Jul 10

All-Ivy Summer Happy Hour at Havana 1957 Brickell

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Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Time:6:00 until 8:00 pm

Location: Havana 1957 Brickell. 1451 South Miami Avenue

Cost: None but RSVPs required

RSVP: or


Happy Hours prices extended until 9:00 pm with one complimentary Mojito

Specialty Mojitos, Daiquiris, Cocktails & Sangria: $4.95

Draft Beer: $3.95

Appetizers: $4.95

(Croquettes, Cuban Sandwich, Tostón con Picadillo, Masas de Cerdo)

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