Chair, Governance Committee
Principal, The TILIA Companies
Gary Ressler holds a BA in Communications & Theatre Arts from Whittier College in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining TILIA, he worked in Studio City, CA in the Creative Affairs Department of Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA.) Mr. Ressler moved to Miami in 2001 to assume operations of TILIA REAL ESTATE (formerly ABC Management Services, Inc.,) a family-owned and operated commercial real estate management and development firm.
Mr. Ressler launched the TILIA Lifestyle Companies in 2002 with the opening of THE HISTORIC ALFRED I. DUPONT BUILDING Special Events Venue – an award-winning event venue in the heart of downtown Miami – followed by TILIA EVENTS, a full service Event Production Company.
THE TILIA FAMILY OF COMPANIES expanded again in 2011, adding TILIA TRUST COMPANY, a South-Dakota-based Private Family Trust Company (PFTC), and TILIA MANAGEMENT, LLC, a specialized firm providing customer-focused, detail-oriented back-office support services to professional and financial firms in both regulated and unregulated industries.
In 2012, TILIA REAL ESTATE expanded once more into residential development, launching and completing CENTRO CONDOMINIUMS, a 350+-unit workforce condo tower in the heart of Miami’s Central Business District.
Mr. Ressler currently serves as a Trustee of The Miami Foundation, on the Board of Directors of The Flagler Business Improvement District (FLAGLER BID,) which he co-founded, and on the Board of Directors of the City of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA.)