Town Square Neighborhood Development Corporation Reaffirms its Commitment to the Community with Added Leadership

The Town Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (“TSNDC”) – a nonprofit organization created to foster development of Miami’s emerging Town Square neighborhood in downtown Miami – announced the election of a new slate of executive officers and two new directors.

They are as follows: Armando Codina, Founding Chair; Manny Diaz, Chair; and Jessica Goldman, Vice Chair. This election recognizes the leaders’ continued dedication to transforming Miami’s cultural corridor in downtown Miami, with the Town Square neighborhood near the Arsht Center at its core, into an essential hub for the community. TSNDC is also expanding its expertise with the election of two new, distinguished directors – Cesar L. Alvarez and Richard L. Kohan – who will help usher in exciting plans throughout 2017 and beyond.

“Working together as an expanded Board will allow us to implement our shared goals for the community as we continue to drive exciting changes in this thriving urban core,” said TSNDC Chair Manny Diaz. “Heading into the new year, TSNDC is looking forward to the design selection for the I-395 signature bridge project and other enhancements to the area.”

As an incoming director, Cesar L. Alvarez brings essential skills in corporate and international law as well as experience serving on boards of directors for several publicly traded corporations and charitable organizations. Mr. Alvarez is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. His professional, business and charitable leadership has earned him local and national recognition. Mr. Alvarez is currently a Senior Chairman at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, having previously served as the firm’s Executive Chairman and CEO over the past 16 years. Mr. Alvarez has a proven track record at driving growth. As CEO, he directed Greenberg Traurig growth from 325 lawyers in eight offices to approximately 1,850 attorneys and government professionals in more than 36 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

The tax and fiscal expertise of new board member Richard L. Kohan also makes him a valuable addition to the TSNDC Board. His community involvement includes serving as Chair of the Board of Directors for the YoungArts Foundation. Mr. Kohan is currently President of AFO, LLC. He brings years of experience as a consultant on investment strategies, special asset purchases and management, risk management, family office structures, strategy and management consulting. Previously, Mr. Kohan provided comprehensive consulting and compliance services to high net worth business owners and families, as well as family offices, in his role as the National Leader of their Personal Financial Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in New York. He also served as a Tax Partner at PwC. Kohan is also a member of the Board of Directors for the New World Symphony and for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Foundation of Miami.