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As of August 1, 2017, Sergio Gonzalez serves as Senior Vice President for Advancement at Brown where he oversees all development and alumni relations for the University. He previously served as Senior Vice-President for Advancement and External Affairs at the University of Miami from 2001 until 2017. In his role at the University of Miami, he oversaw all development, communications, community relations, and alumni affairs. He was responsible for all facets of the University’s Advancement operations and led both of the University’s capital campaigns—Momentum and Momentum2—which collectively raised over $3 billion. In 2015, Momentum2 concluded a year and a half ahead of schedule and exceeded the fundraising goal of $1.6 billion. Under his leadership, the University broke a number of fundraising records, raised transformative leadership gifts at unprecedented levels, and received numerous national fundraising awards. He was also the visionary for the implementation of the “U” as the University's overall brand. Among his significant accomplishments were the creation of the University’s first comprehensive Parents Program, a widely recognized donor stewardship effort and a highly successful admissions legacy program. Prior to his appointment at the University of Miami, he served as chief of staff to Executive Mayor Alex Penelas, where he directed the Mayor's operations, including his constituent, fiscal, media, administrative, policy and legislative matters. He previously served as the director of the Miami-Dade County Mayor's Office of Job Creation and Welfare-To-Work. He also served as the executive director of the South Florida 1999 Super Bowl Host Committee. Previously, Sergio was executive director of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, and served as chief of staff and general counsel for then County Commissioner Alex Penelas. Prior to that time, he was a litigation associate with the law firms of Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwoody and Cole, and Valdes-Fauli, Cobb, Petry and Bischoff. Sergio is a graduate of the Leadership Miami Class of 1992. He currently serves as a board member for Totalbank, Arsht Center for Performing Arts, Buoniconti Fund, and Asana Medical. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and on the Board of Directors of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic advocacy and civil rights organization. He is also a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and the Pith Helmet Society. Sergio received his BS in foreign service from Georgetown University and JD degree from Columbia University. He is a 1999 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.