Tampa, FL – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute announced that Stuart L. Sternberg, principal owner of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and Kimberly Casiano, president of Casiano Communications, Inc., have joined Moffitt’s national Board of Advisors. Chaired by veteran ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson, the advisors serve as Moffitt ambassadors and offer their expertise, advice and counsel on issues relating to Moffitt.
“Sternberg is recognized as an innovative and energetic businessman, and we are honored to have him as a member of this dedicated group of other prominent individuals who share a common interest in Moffitt’s mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer,” said Donaldson.
Principal owner of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays since 2005, Sternberg is a lifelong baseball fan and played in various organized baseball leagues. He spent 25 years in the financial securities industry, where he demonstrated an ability to develop and lead businesses to realize their maximum potential. In 1978, he began his professional career trading equity options at the American Stock Exchange. Sternberg went on to become a partner at Spear, Leeds & Kellogg and then moved to The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., retiring as a partner in 2002. He has served on various committees and advisory boards in the financial securities industry.
Moffitt also announced that Kimberly Casiano, president of Casiano Communications Inc., the leading Hispanic publisher of magazines and periodicals in the United States., has joined the Board of Advisors.
“Ms. Casiano is a highly respected entrepreneur with a vast knowledge of Caribbean and international markets. Her vast business and communications experience combined with her enthusiasm and commitment to finding a cure for cancer will be invaluable assets during this time of tremendous growth and change for Moffitt,” said Donaldson.
Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Casiano serves on the Ford Motor Company Board of Directors. The first Hispanic woman to serve on any of the top five Fortune 100 corporate boards, she also serves on the Board of Directors of Mutual of America, a Fortune 1000 provider of retirement and insurance products, the Puerto Rico chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and the Access America Task Force of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Her charitable commitments include the Board of Trustees of the Hispanic College Fund, a national organization awarding nearly 1,000 scholarships per year to Hispanic youth. She is co-founder and vice-chair of Nuestra Casa de los Niños, a Puerto Rico-based organization that provides private-school education for economically disadvantaged children. For 10 years, she chaired the annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society in Puerto Rico.
Casiano Communications’ Internet portal, www.puertoricowow.com, is one of the largest bilingual (Spanish-English) portals in the United States. Its direct marketing and contact center division, Direct ResponSource, provides bilingual (English-Spanish) services to major companies targeting customers in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Hispanic market.
About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Located in Tampa, Florida on the University of South Florida campus, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (www.moffitt.org) is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.