Silvia M. Larrieu and Matthew Grosack will co-chair United Way Young Leaders for fiscal year 2014-15, the United Way of Miami-Dade announced recently.
As co-chairs, Larrieu and Grosack are active in fostering participation from current Young Leaders, a group comprised of 1,500 up-andcomers who each make an annual gift of $1,000 or more to United Way. The duo also will help to grow the group and mentor those already on the Young Leaders executive committee, comprised of more than 30 Young Leaders who help shape the direction of the overall program. United Way Young Leaders enjoy networking and volunteering, as well as personal and professional growth opportunities.
“Our Young Leaders group continues to attract talented and philanthropic young people, and Silvia and Matt have been instrumental in the growth and development of the group,” said Harve A. Mogul, president and CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade. “Their tenacity and passion for improving our community have and will continue to push Young Leaders to new heights.”
Now serving her second term as the Young Leaders co-chair, Larrieu is the marketing and events manager at the Miami Herald Media Company where she supervises a department that produces more than $4 million in annual revenue by crafting community partnerships, selling event sponsorships and leading advertising initiatives.
Larrieu holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Babson College and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in international business from the University of Miami. An active member of the South Florida community, Larrieu also is on the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Marketing Advisory Board and is a member of Carrollton School Alumni Council.
As an associate for DLA Piper Global Law Firm, Grosack focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters, handling a wide range of healthcare, hospitality, corporate and real estate litigation.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, Grosack went on to pursue a law degree from the University of Florida.
Aside from his duties as the Young Leaders co-chair, Grosack is involved in several other civic efforts. He is a member of the DLA Piper Pro Bono Committee and was recently named to the board of the Greater Miami Tennis and Education Foundation. Grosack will spearhead DLA Piper’s United Way workplace campaign.