Coral Gables (May 18, 2012) —
The University of Miami has announced that alumnus Joseph J. “Joe” Echevarría Jr. has joined its Board of Trustees. Echevarría, who serves as Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte LLP, is an alumnus of the UM School of Business Administration. Also today, the Board named T. Kendall “Ken” Hunt as Alumni Trustee, and Kartik Telukuntla as Student Trustee members.
The Board is responsible for governing the University of Miami, one of the largest private research universities in the southeastern United States.
After graduating from the School of Business in 1978, Echevarría joined Deloitte, the largest professional services organization in the U.S., and rose quickly within the firm and was admitted as an audit partner into the partnership in 1988. Since then, he has held many leadership positions within Deloitte, including U.S. Managing Partner of Operations, Vice Chairman, U.S. Deputy Managing Partner, and audit partner in charge of South Florida. In 2011, Echevarría became Chief Executive Officer at Deloitte. He has been honored as Executive of the Year by the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), and back at his alma mater, he currently serves as Chairman of the School of Business Board of Overseers and has served as an Executive-in-Residence at the School.
A 1965 alumnus of the University of Miami, T. Kendall “Ken” Hunt is Chairman and CEO of VASCO Data Security International, a software company specializing in Internet security based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Hunt is a member of UM’s President’s Council and the School of Business Administration’s Board of Overseers.
Kartik Telukuntla, a Miller School of Medicine student expected to graduate in 2014, will serve as the President of the Medical School Student Council for the upcoming academic year. He is a member of the Iron Arrow Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa. As a UM undergraduate, in 2009, he organized the Miami Poverty Conference, which brought together over 135 students and various nonprofit agencies to raise awareness about the growing problem of poverty, and to inspire students to volunteer in Miami-Dade County.
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