August 11, 2023
by Meg Daly
Miami, FL, August 11, 2023 – Friends of The Underline elects five new members to the Board of Directors: Henry Bott, Jessica Brumley, Miriam Ramos, Josh Schertzer, and Christine Yormack.
Welcomed during the July board meeting, the new members – Bott, Brumley, Ramos, Schertzer, and Yormack – will play a pivotal role in supporting the board’s efforts to secure ongoing private and public funding for The Underline. Their contributions will be instrumental in raising funds for ongoing operating, maintenance, and programming in the park, crucial to ensuring The Underline is a first-class community amenity and multi-modal corridor for generations to come.
As Friends of The Underline delivers a first-class, 120-acre, 10-mile linear park and trail, its board members are committed to advancing the organization’s bold vision and goals with their diverse backgrounds and skills.
Henry Bott is the President of Swire Properties, Inc. (USA) and is responsible for overseeing the operations of Brickell City Centre, Swire’s highly successful, 4.9 million-square-foot, master‐planned development, as well as the Company’s upcoming development pipeline in Miami. This includes One Brickell City Centre, an approximately 1,000-foot tower that will be the tallest commercial building in Florida, and One Island Drive, a new Mandarin Oriental branded residences and hotel on Brickell Key. Swire Properties has a strong emphasis on sustainability, with the goal of being the leading sustainable development performer globally by the year 2030, and is a proud partner of The Underline.
Jessica Brumley is the Vice President of Facilities Operations & Planning at the University of Miami responsible for overseeing the development and enhancement of the university-owned and operated real estate across various campuses. She manages multiple departments including Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Facilities & Operations, Real Estate, and others. With a background in architecture, she has previously held leadership roles in facilities management at Nova Southeastern University and received recognition as a South Florida Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award winner in 2015.
Miriam Soler Ramos is an attorney in Holland & Knight’s Miami office specializing in land use and zoning, administrative law, and government ethics compliance. With over 20 years of experience in government, she provides legal services to developers, property owners, public officials, and lobbyists to ensure they are efficiently and effectively accomplishing their goals. Previously, she served as the city attorney for the City of Coral Gables, Florida, serving as the chief legal officer and general counsel for the city, city commission, quasi-judicial boards, and city officials and city departments.
Josh Schertzer is a Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of Enterprise Technology within the Technology and Innovations group at Blackstone and is also the Co-Head of Blackstone’s Miami office. He oversees foundational aspects of the firm’s technology infrastructure and supports Blackstone Innovations Investments, Blackstone’s early-stage strategic investment arm. With a background in technology delivery, he also actively participates in various advisory boards, including those for local Miami nonprofits and Florida International University’s Business & Engineering School.
Christine Yormack is an Executive at Bank of America overseeing the crossline of business activities between the Bank’s eight lines of business to drive responsible growth and to expand market share across 97 markets nationwide. She holds multiple Financial Industry Regulatory Authority certifications and is responsible for delivering on the Bank’s purpose of making financial lives better, through the power of every connection for clients, employees, and communities. With over 20 years in the financial sector and an extensive background in finance and economics, Yormack contributes her insights to various community leadership activities and volunteers for several organizations.
About The Underline
The Underline is a 10-mile linear park and urban trail that runs beneath the Metrorail from the Miami River to Dadeland South. The park is designed to create a vibrant public space that connects communities, promotes health and wellness, and encourages sustainable transportation. The Underline features a variety of amenities, including bike and pedestrian paths, exercise equipment, and public art. For more information about The Underline, please visit www.theunderline.org and @theunderlinemia on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.