BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Rodolfo E. Milani

President

Rodolfo has forty years of experience in the wealth management industry. He is currently a senior managing director in the Miami office of Wunderlich Wealth Management. He provides investment advice to companies and high-net-worth clients throughout Latin America and the United States. Rodolfo previously held senior positions at Merrill Lynch International, Kidder Peabody & Co., Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse, and Dominick & Dominick. He received a BA from University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a frequent speaker and panelist on investment-related topics and Latin American issues at conferences around the world. Rodolfo is a member of several classical liberal organizations: Hispanic American Center for Economic Research/HACER (trustee); Inter-American Institute for Democracy; Mont Pelerin Society; Miami Freedom Forum (founding coordinator for Americans for Tax Reform); Cato Club Miami (founding coordinator for Cato Institute); Miami Board of Advisors for James Madison Institute (chairman); and Churchill Society of South Florida (founder and chairman). In his spare time, Rodolfo remains focused on the quixotic goal of breaking eighty on the golf course in this lifetime.

Wayne Leighton

Secretary-Treasurer

Wayne is founding executive director and CEO of the Antigua Forum at UFM, a unique annual conference based on an innovative process that applies the principles of markets and self-organization to discover ways to accelerate projects that can advance liberty, increase individual choice, and liberate people from government coercion.

Wayne is a former professor of economics at UFM, where he taught courses and seminars in economics, political economy, and management to students in business, economics, and law. He also led faculty seminars on economics in general, Austrian economics, evolutionary psychology, Marxist theory, and more. Previously, Wayne was senior expert at Navigant Economics. He has provided economic analysis on telecommunications regulatory issues to clients in the United States, Latin America, and Africa. He also served over ten years in senior advisory positions at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. He is currently head of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis at the FCC.

Wayne earned his PhD in economics from George Mason University and is co-author with Edward Lopez of the book Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Wayne has lived in Guatemala City, Mexico City, Washington, DC, and Wichita, Kansas. He currently divides his time between Guatemala City, Dallas, and the District of Columbia, where he lives with his wife and young daughter.


Vidar J. Jorgensen

Board Member

Vidar was born in Norway and graduated from Harvard College. He is a majority owner of two industry-based conference and research companies, which in turn own and manage about three hundred conferences focused on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health care, insurance, financial services, entertainment, and infrastructure development (worldcongress.com andcambridgeinnovationinstitute.com).

Vidar is co-founder of Grameen America the largest and fastest growing US-based nonprofit microfinance organization based on number of borrowers (grameenamerica.org). He is also co-founder of Grameen PrimaCare, which provides unlimited access to enhanced primary care for undocumented immigrant women and their families for approximately $10 per person per week (grameenprimacare.org). Vidar became interested in combining microfinance and health care more than a decade ago when he noticed that health-care projects were significantly more successful when micro-lending was available.