REA International has an extensive network of experienced advisors, consultants, professionals and world-class industry specialists who work to deliver timely, high-value services to meet and support our clients' specific business objectives.
Here are our Core Team Members -
Amelia (Mel) Rea Maguire, Esq. President / CEO
Mel Rea Maguire has over 29 years of business, governmental and academic experience, including 20 years in corporate law practice, with focus on financial institutions, international trade, economic development, and corporate finance and government relations. Mel is former Secretary of the Florida Department of Commerce and former Assistant Secretary for the Florida Economic Development and Tourism Divisions. As a partner in two global law firms, Mel directed large platform client development initiatives and worked extensively with Fortune 500 companies. Mel also developed a variety of Client Development Programs as well as North-South strategies for multiple professional services firms at a global level. Mel has deep and wide relationships with business, government and civic organizations through the Americas and she has worked extensively with companies in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Mel's recent work in academia includes Associate Dean for External Affairs, University of Miami School of Business Administration and Executive Director Management Development at Florida International University College of Business. Her work in academia includes development of programs, contracts and relationships with universities in China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Mexico and throughout the Caribbean.
Mel graduated, with honors, from Florida State University College of Law and with a B.A. from the University of Florida. Mel has served as a Lifetime Trustee of the Coast Guard Foundation Inc., and Board Member of: The Latin Builders Association, The InternetBar.org, The Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Women's Leadership Board, The Executive Committee and Chair of Legislative Committee on the Florida State University Foundation, Inc., a member of the Western Hemispheric Summit Executive Committee, the Florida International Affairs Commission, and the Council of the Americas, and Governmental Affairs Chair of the Greater Miami Chamber Commerce, Florida State University College of Law Board of Visitors. Mel is a Fellow of the American Bar Association Foundation.
William (Bill) S. Rea, MBA, CPA Vice President / CFO
Bill Rea has broad financial, operational and strategic leadership with more than 30 years' experience in public, private, governmental, not-for-profit, and international companies specializing in construction, real estate development, mortgage banking, energy distribution, commodity trading, petroleum product terminal operating, professional services, retail, leasing, manufacturing, banking, technology and entrepreneurial environments. Exceptional insight in the areas of strategic planning, tax planning and compliance, forensic accounting, trading risk management, budgets, capital formation, banking, post-merger and acquisition integration, litigation support; investment management, accounting control, financial reporting, and operations management. He is highly skilled at growing companies rapidly without losing sight of financial and operational details. Bill is a Columbia University MBA and an actively licensed CPA.
Lawrence (Larry) R. Shipp Vice President
Larry Shipp has worked 26 years in financial services. From 2006 to 2013, he was the Commissioner, Chairman of the Tampa Port Authority, appointed by the Governor of Florida, and has extensive experience providing oversight and policy over the Port's Director including security, bonds, tenants, tariffs, mileage rates and budgets.
Larry has advisory experience including legislative analysis and reporting from having served in leadership roles with the Teachers Insurance Annuity Association and College Retirement Equity Fund (TIAA-CREF) where he worked closely with senior leaders and executive management teams. Larry worked exclusively throughout the United States with university and college presidents, their boards and their CFOs evaluating and providing strategic planning, communication and outreach programs and strategies to improve productivity, morale and faculty and employee engagement through employee benefits and marketing.
Larry also serves as President of the 403(b) Resource Center, LLC, and Vice President of Tag Resources, LLC a retirement solutions specialty firm for non-profit organization specializing in investment fiduciary responsibility. He has extensive experience in retirement plan design, legal compliance and project management. He was a Director, Institutional Client Service for TIAA-CREF, known as one of the largest private pension system. His carrier has moved him from Boston, MA; Washington D.C.; Los Angeles, CA; and San Francisco, CA.
He holds a B.S. from Louisiana State University and served as a member of the Board for the University of South Florida African American Advisory Board and as a member of the Board the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
Ana Gelabert-Sanchez, AICP Consultant
Ana Gelabert-Sanchez has over 27 year of experience in the Planning field. She was planning director for the City of Miami from 1998 to 2010, where she led the Miami 21 rezoning initiative to make Miami a more sustainable, pedestrian-friendly and better-planned city. Miami is the first major U.S. city to adopt a form-based zoning citywide code. Miami 21 won numerous awards, including the American Planning Association National Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice in 2011. She works closely with the development community and with South Florida's culturally diverse neighborhood groups, bridging their needs with high-quality projects that helped further the city's goal of creating a sustainable community with a better quality of life. She was named Top Public Official of the year for 2010 by Governing magazine and received the CNU Groves Award on Leadership and Vision in 2011.
Ana led planning efforts in South Florida, including the Museum Park master plan, the Coconut Grove master plan, the Virginia Key master plan, and the Parks and Public Spaces master plan. She led the review and approval of more than 75,000 residential units, approximately 6,000 hotel rooms, over 8 million square feet of office space, and 7 million square feet of retail space, contributing to Miami's greatest growth period in history.
Ana directed urban planning programs, such as Miami's Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan, including land development, urban design, historic preservation, and community planning and she has worked in the private sector in architecture and land planning firms.
Ana holds bachelor degrees in architecture and fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master's in landscape architecture from Harvard University. She recently completed a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. She has recently worked as a Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Ana Gelabert-Sanchez talks about the city's adoption of a form-based zoning code system and the implications for urban planning. Watch the video.
Jane G. Gould Consultant
Jane moved to Miami in 2006 from New York City. She is currently the President of Jane Gould & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in advising health care organizations, non-profit companies and start up corporations in all aspects of organization development. Prior to that she was President of Virtual Nurse a startup health care company headquartered in S. Florida. While living in New York City, Jane was President and CEO of a large health care system which provided home health care services to over 25,000 persons a year. While living in Albany, New York, the Capitol of New York State, Jane served in the administration of two Governors and was a member of the Cabinet of then Governor Mario M. Cuomo heading the State Office for the Aging. She is a nationally recognized authority on aging in America.
Jane served as the Chair of the Board of the Home Care Association of New York State. She also was the Chair of the Board of the Washington D.C. based National Association of State Units on Aging. She was vice president of the National Council of Senior Citizens; a union sponsored organization in Washington and was President of the League of Women Voters in Duchess County, NY. She is a Fellow of the Hunter College Brookdale Center on Aging in New York City.
She graduated with a B.A. from Boston University where she also did her graduate work. She also attended the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Program for State and Local Officials. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Miami Light Project; a Miami based performance arts organization.
Tina Malloy Consultant
Tina Malloy has over 20 years in marketing and administrative work with law firms and private companies. She has extensive experience in accounting and billing processes, overall oversight of day-to-day operation issues, creating and implementing employee policies. Other experience includes hiring professionals, staff, and managing human resource matters. In addition, Ms. Malloy has coordinated and managed employee benefit programs, provided oversight of IT and accounting functions, maintained community and organizational relationships, managed general facilities, and supported numerous marketing, public relations, advertising efforts, and organizational relationship. Tina has a B.A. in Communications from Barry University, Miami, Florida.