About Joe Echevarria

As CEO and Acting President of the University of Miami and UHealth, Joe Echevarria leads more than 20,000 professionals whose focus is transforming lives through education, research, and patient care.

Joe Echaverria
Joseph James Echevarria
Chief Executive Officer and Acting President

A seasoned chief executive, Mr. Echevarria served as the CEO of Deloitte LLP, a global provider of professional services, from 2011 until his retirement in 2014. During his 36-year tenure with the firm, he served in various leadership roles, including Deputy Managing Partner, Southeast Region, Audit Managing Partner, and U.S. Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer. His leadership responsibilities extended to approximately 70,000 professionals in nearly 90 U.S. cities and India, as well as the firm’s US-owned consulting businesses in Germany, Mexico, China, and Brazil.

Mr. Echevarria has a long history of service to the University of Miami, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1978.  Following his retirement from Deloitte and seven years of service on its Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2019, Echevarria brought his expertise to the University of Miami Health System as a Senior Advisor to Former President Julio Frenk, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Interim Chief Executive Officer. He became Chief Executive Officer of UHealth in 2020 and his responsibilities as CEO grew to include the entire University in 2022. On June 12, 2024, the University of Miami Board of Trustees appointed him Acting President of the University.

Mr. Echevarria remains active on various boards, chairing the Board of Directors of the Bank of New York Mellon, and serving on the Boards of Directors of both Pfizer and UNUM, a provider of financial protection benefits.

Having grown up in a Hispanic single-parent inner city household in the South Bronx neighborhood, he is committed to helping others. Mr. Echevarria’s service to community extends to the non-profit and public sectors. He previously served as Chair of former President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and as an advisor to the Obama Foundation. He is a former Member of President Obama’s Export Council and of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.