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Adis Maria Vila, American academic administrator. Bar: Florida 1979, District of Columbia 1984. Paul Harris fellow, Rotary International, 1983, United States-Japan Leadership fellow, 1991-1992, Eisenhower Exchange fellow, Beca Fiore, Argentina, 1992.


Vila, Adis Maria was born on August 1, 1953 in Guines Habana, Cuba. Daughter of Calixto Vila and Adis C. Fernandez.


Bachelor with distinction, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1974. Juris Doctor with honors, University Florida, Gainesville, 1978. Master of Laws with high honors, Institut Universitaire de Hautes Estudes Internationales, Geneva, 1981.

Master of Business Administration, U Chicago, 1997.


Associate Paul & Thomson, 1979-1982. White House fellow Office Public Liaison, Washington, 1982-1983. Special assistant to assistant secretary for inter-American affairs United States Department State, 1983-1986.

Director Office Mexico & Caribbean Basin United States Department Commerce, 1986-1987. Secretary administration State of Florida, Tallahassee, 1987-1989. Assistant secretary for administration United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1989-1991.

Visiting fellow National Defense University, 1992-1993. Vice president international development Vigoro Corporation, Chicago, 1994-1995. Vice president government affairs regulatory policy, Carribean & Latin America Nortel Networks, 1997-2000.

President, Chief Executive Officer Vila & Associates, since 2001. Chief diversity officer United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, since 2010. Visiting assistant professor Florida International University, 1993—1994.

Member advisory board Americas Global Asset Management Fund, since 1999. Vice president external affairs Miami Dade Community College, 2002—2003. Adjunct faculty business law various not-for-profit, for profit institutions, since 2002.

Visiting professor International Business & Management Dickinson College, 2007—2009. Professor, scholar in residence Winter Park Institute, Rollins College, 2009—2010.


  • Bar: Florida 1979, District of Columbia 1984.


Trustee Southern Center International Studies, since 1987. Member of Women Executives in State Government (board directors 1987-1989), American Council Young Political Leaders since 1984, International Women's Forum, Council Foreign Relations (term member 1987-1992), Dade County Bar Association (board directors young and lawyers section 1979-1987).


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, skiing, golf, theater, art.


Calixto Vila

Adis C. Fernandez