Board of Trustees Appoints New Members

UM philanthropist Allan M. Herbert among new appointees.

Coral Gables (May 22, 2013) — Allan M. Herbert, a University of Miami alumnus who, together with his wife Patti, made an $8 million pledge to rename UM’s on-campus Wellness Center, has been appointed to the University’s Board of Trustees. The board, which governs the University, also appointed Roger A. Saunders an alumni trustee and named Jenna Winchester its new student trustee.

Herbert, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from UM’s School of Business in 1955 and 1958, respectively, and his wife Patricia McBride Herbert are owners and operators of the Richmond Hotel in Miami Beach. Allan Herbert is also the former president of Financial Indemnity, an automobile insurance subsidiary of Unitrin, Inc., located in Burbank, California.

The Herberts met while attending UM in the 1950s. In 2004 they established an endowment for the Love Bridge, which is located outside the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. Proceeds from the sale of personalized bricks support the ’Canes Health Assessment and Motivation Program, established by the Herberts to create a stronger sense of health awareness among the UM community. The couple also established the Pat McBride and Allan Herbert Endowed Scholarship Fund at the School of Business Administration. And in October 2008 the Herberts made an $8 million donation to name the Wellness Center.

Allan Herbert is a recipient of the UM Alumni Association Henry King Stanford Alumni of the Year Award (2004) and the UM Alumni Association Green: Outstanding Fundraiser Award (2008). He is also a member of Iron Arrow Honor Society, UM’s highest honor.

A 1951 alumnus of UM, Saunders is founder of Saunders Hotel Group, a family-owned luxury hotel group. He is also a managing director of Saunders Family Enterprises, Inc. He previously served as chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Saunders Hotel Group.

Winchester, a student at the School of Law, will serve as president of the Student Bar Association for the upcoming academic year. She is a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society as well as Miami Law Women. As a UM student, she oversees Kids2Kids, which has raised more $100,000 for children’s charities.

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