From the time I caught my first yellowtail in Islamorada as a kid to producing my first-ever photoshoot at Stiltsville for WAVE Magazine, the ocean has always been a great backdrop for my personal and professional milestones. But it hasn’t always been all sun and glory. A few years ago, my wife and I set sail to tour new real estate offerings at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. The journey there was magical, and once we arrived, we feasted on oysters, shrimp, lobster and more than a few clinks of champagne. Then on the return, the engine started smoking and we were left bobbing and nauseated in the middle of the ocean while the crew tried to figure out what to do. A few Dramamine tablets (and plenty of buckets) later, we were back underway and docked just 4 hours behind schedule. Phew! Life on the high seas definitely comes with its fair share of surprises!
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, the University of Miami’s Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.
When it comes to leaving your mark on the world, few can boast the list of personal and professional achievements that Hilarie Bass has amassed throughout her career — a successful young actress, a formidable corporate defense lawyer, star litigator, international firm leader, civic ignitor, social activist and now Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and Founder of The Bass Institute For Diversity & Inclusion. Through it all, she has captured our attention in front of the camera, in the courtroom, behind the podium and now at the center of conversations of diversity and workplace inclusion around the world.