Mann Joins UM’s Rosenstiel School as Assistant Dean of Advancement

Rose Mann

Virginia Key, Fla. — The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science announced that Rosemary Mann will serve as its new assistant dean of Advancement, and oversee the School’s development and communications initiatives.

A frequent consultant to non-profit, marine and business organizations, Mann has extensive senior management experience in sales, fundraising, marketing and special events. Most recently she served as program director for the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation and co-founder of ‘Save the Blue.’ She was also a partner in the H2oover Environmental Group, a Florida based corporation dedicated to creating economic solutions for global environmental challenges.

Mann previously served as director of development for the Oceanographic Center at Nova Southeastern University, where she developed a national board of advisors and implemented a $50 million capital campaign. Mann also raised $3 million in support of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium held in July 2008.

From 2003 to 2006, Mann served as director of operations and program development for the Pew Institute for Ocean Science (PIOS), based at the Rosenstiel School, successfully raising $3 million to match the annual contribution of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Prior to joining PIOS she was assistant dean of development at the Rosenstiel School and implemented a $30 million capital fundraising campaign. In the private sector, Mann was president and chief operating officer for MedFacts, Inc., a Fortune 500 medical insurance audit firm. During her tenure with MedFacts she oversaw the Latham Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation, with interests in education and the environment.

About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School
The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit

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Barbra Gonzalez
UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

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