Amelia (Mel) Rea Maguire
Executive Education and Graduate Placement
Maguire has more than 24 years of experience in academia, government, professional service firms, entrepreneurial start-ups and pro bono service to academia. She served as Florida's secretary of commerce and assistant secretary of commerce from 1984 to 1987, was a corporate partner at Holland & Knight LLP and Steel Hector & Davis LLP, and has served on the Florida State University Foundation Board and the Women's Leadership Board at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Maguire is included in the 2011 and 2010 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and South Florida's Best Lawyers Magazine and was named among Florida Trend magazine's "Elite Florida Lawyers" in 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004. She holds a BA from the University of Florida and a JD with Honors from Florida State University College of Law.