The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Board of Directors Welcomes Four New Members

Sergio Akselrad, Vanessa Grout, Gabriel E. Montoya, and Gordon H. Silver join the board as construction of the Museum’s new facility at Museum Park progresses
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Nov. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- November 27, 2012 – Miami, FL – The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science has elected four new members to join its board of trustees: Sergio Akselrad, Vanessa Grout, Gabriel E. Montoya, and Gordon H. Silver. The appointments come as construction of the Museum’s new state-of-the-art, Grimshaw-designed building continues full steam ahead in downtown Miami’s Museum Park.

The museum’s new board members are as follows:

•Sergio Akselrad is a Vice President in the Investment Management Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. A member of the firm's Advisors Council, he joined Goldman Sachs in 1990 in Private Wealth Management and has spent his entire career advising individuals and families. He has served on the Founders Board of the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and is a Founder at Baptist Hospital. Mr. Akselrad graduated with honors from Columbia College with a BA in economics and from Columbia Business School with an MBA.

•Vanessa Grout is President and CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage. She is responsible for establishing Douglas Elliman’s presence across all key markets in Florida, directing the firm’s growth strategy in the state, and leveraging synergies with Douglas Elliman’s network in New York. Ms. Grout is also a Vice President at Douglas Elliman’s parent company, Vector Group, Ltd. She is on the Executive Host Committee for the Annual Gala of the Consequences Foundation, a Founder of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, a Donor and Committee Member of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Ms. Grout earned an MBA in Finance from the New York University’s Stern School of Business, a Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University’s School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami.

•Gabriel E. Montoya is the Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of the Cisneros Group of Companies, based in Coral Gables, FL.  He is President of the London International Bank & Trust, a private bank that provides services to families and their businesses in Latin America. Mr. Montoya is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Miami Art Museum and a participating member of the Florida International University’s Family Forum. Mr. Montoya has a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela, and received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) in Caracas, Venezuela.

•Gordon H. Silver is the Director and Audit Committee Chair of J. I. Kislak, Inc, a well-established private company which invests in, manages and brokers the sale of commercial real estate properties, with emphasis on multi-family apartments. He sits on many boards including the Harvard Business School Alumni Board, Citi Performing Arts Center, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Mr. Silver is a Cornell graduate with both an MBA and law degree from Harvard.


Miami Science Museum aims to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world. For over 60 years, Miami Science Museum’s award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, Wildlife Center and rehabilitation Clinic have enriched locals and tourists alike. In 2015, the legacy continues with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a new world-class, state-of-the-art facility designed by Grimshaw Architects in the heart of downtown Miami. Miami Science Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. For more information about the current Museum or our future home, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, visit or call (305) 646-4200. Miami Science Museum is funded with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
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