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Museum Board backs Chairman, as lawsuit over control of Museum is dismissed and a new Executive Committee is elected.

The Board of Trustees of The Cuban Museum has re-elected its Chairman Marcell Felipe and a new Executive Committee after ratifying the Chairman’s decision to replace all top management personnel at the Museum. In a related development, the lawsuit filed by the dissenting Trustees has been dismissed.

In addition to re-elected Chairman Marcell Felipe and Vice-Chairman Alfredo Caballero, the new members of the Executive Committee will include banker Nelson Hernandez, who will act as Treasurer, and businessman Daniel Lastra-Perez, who will serve as the Corporate Secretary. Hernandez is a private banker at BNY Mellon in Brickell and a former member of the Miami Lakes City Council. Lastra Perez owns a Property/Parking management company in Broward and is Vietnam-era US Army Veteran.

The new Executive Committee will be focused on increasing the history component of the Museum and on recovering the institutions financial health. “It is a challenge we must accept”, said Hernandez. For his part, Perez indicated that “I am confident that with this new team, this Museum will succeed.”

Museum Chairman Marcell Felipe reiterated his commitment to make the Museum an icon of freedom that may be enjoyed by all Miami residents.

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