My photos prior to the above were all jovial and social: New Year’s, Super Bowl LIV, SOBEWFF, endless dinners, galas, cover parties. Some days I was scheduling half a dozen IRL meetings and attending just as many events. When Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said that covering up would keep everyone safe from contracting COVID-19, I went through my hurricane surival kit and found an N95 mask, industrial face goggles and heavy duty gloves. For most of March and April (Remember 15 days to flatten the curve?), this was my look every time I venture out for groceries and essentials. This photo was taken the day Miami Mayor Francis Suarez was the second person in Miami to test positive. It made national headlines and my wife had been at arm’s length to him at a City Commission meeting earlier that day. We were taking no chances and self-quarantined out of an abundance of caution. It felt like we were living in a zombie apocalypse. Luckily, many people have stepped up their mask game since they became required wear. My wife and I even appeared on a segment in Deco Drive sporting our new art masks from The Museum of Graffiti, and on countless social pages and blogs wearing the smile-inducing styles from Isa Zapata’s Soulmates Collection. Leading with a smile will always save the day, even if you can’t quite see it when you’re covered up.
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami 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.