Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa is named the interim dean of the School of Business at the University of Miami.
Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa
Company: U.S. Trust
What Makes Her Haute: With three decades of experience, Sevilla-Sacasa is one of the country’s most powerful female forces in the financial investment industry which led the Wall Street Journal to name her as one of 50 women to watch in 2007. She recently stepped down as the president of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, which only deals with clients with more than $3 million in investable assets. The University of Miami graduate is also the vice president of the board of governors for the Miami City Ballet.
What Makes Her Haute Now: When attending the notable University of Miami, you can only expect the best from there. But now with Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa as the interim dean for the School of Business, it only gets better. The previous dean, Barbara Kahn, decided to step down and is now being replaced by Sevilla-Sacasa for a period of six months while the University of Miami searches a new dean for the School of Business. Sevilla-Sacasa is an alumni from the University of Miami, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 1977. She will start on Jan. 16 and hopes to use her extensive background in business for the advancement of the School of Business.