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Albert Miniaci Appointed To Nova Southeastern University’s Board Of Trustees

FORT LAUDERDALE (DAVIE), FLA. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Trustee Chairman Ronald G. Assaf and NSU President Ray Ferrero, Jr., have announced the appointment of Albert J. Miniaci to the NSU Board of Trustees.

Miniaci is president of Paramount Companies, an industry-leader in South Florida for food, entertainment and coffee vending services, which he founded in 1974. He is also president of Lifeworks Entertainment LLC, an international film production company.

“Albert is the ultimate entrepreneur and will bring a dynamic perspective to our Board of Trustees,” said Assaf. “His involvement in the community and long-term relationship with NSU will be invaluable.”

Miniaci currently serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Community Foundation of Broward; President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County Board of Directors; Member of the Circle of Friends Board of Directors; and as a Member of Board of Trustees for St. Thomas University in Miami.

Through the Alfred & Rose Miniaci Foundation, founded by his parents, Albert and the Miniaci family have had a tremendous impact on NSU and the South Florida community. As director of the Foundation, he has worked to continue in the footsteps of his father, Alfred, by vigorously supporting and endowing many humanitarian causes, especially programs that expose local youth to the performing arts.

In 2005, Albert and his mother, Rose, were honored by NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies as recipients of the Humanitarian of the Year Award for their contributions to countless educational, performing arts, and service organizations in our community.

Albert’s philanthropic gifts to NSU include the donation of a Buddhist Prayer Wheel which was handcrafted by Tibetan metal smiths and monks and blessed by His Holiness the 14th Dali Lama of Tibet during his visit to NSU. It remains on display in the Alvin Sherman Library on the NSU main campus in Davie.

The Miniaci family’s generous donations to NSU include funding of the Alfred & Rose Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

“We are honored that Albert has accepted the Board of Trustee appointment,” said Ferrero. “His past commitment to NSU has allowed him to understand and be part of our mission and vision. As a Trustee, he will continue to add his leadership to our University.”

Albert Miniaci and his wife, Beatriz, have two grown children, Maria and Alan.

Media Contact:
Felecia Henderson, Associate Director
(954) 262-5315 Office, fhenders@nova.edu