MIAMI -- A senior vice president in a Miami-based law firm has been named one of the newly appointed members of the Fiduciary Trust International of the South board of directors.

Thad Adams, the senior vice president in charge of the leasing and investment sales at the Coral Gables-based Allen Morris Co., was one of three new members named to the board of directors for Fiduciary Trust International of the South. Joining Adams as new appointees are Brett Abess and Susan Strickroot Adams. The wealth management firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Franklin Templeton Investments.

The experiences and knowledge of the three new members of the board were highlighted in a press release announcing their entry to the Fiduciary Trust International of the South. Gail Cohen, the chair and general trust counsel at the firm, also stressed the commitment of the appointees to Florida and its people. She further noted that the three would be a remarkable addition to the wealth management firm as they strive to contribute to improving the services offered to clients.

"All three of our newly elected board members are long established Floridians with significant ties to the community, and their appointments reflect our continued commitment to South Florida," Cohen said in a press release via Market Wired. "As one of the largest Florida trust companies, we continue to emphasize our focus on client service and are fortunate to have Brett, Thad and Susan join our board. Their experience and proven business leadership will enable us to make a greater impact on the community."

Adams expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to be part of the Fiduciary Trust Company International board of directors. The Coral Gables-based lawyer shared his goal to contribute to the growth of the management firm while also working to uphold its values and traditions.

“I am honored to join and contribute to the well-respected Fiduciary Trust Company International board of directors,” Adams said in a press release from Allen Morris. “I look forward to serving alongside fellow board members to continue supporting the firm’s ongoing world-class commitment to excellence.”

Adams’ expertise at the Allen Morris Co. is focused on the creation and management of strategic relationships and alliances across regional and national corporations. He also specializes in the assessment of business and marketing prospects.

Given his remarkable performance in his career, Adams has been repeatedly recognized by various award-giving bodies. In 2013, the senior vice president of Allen Morris was given the real estate aAchievers and leaders award in the office category by The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. He also received the public school achievement award from The Education Fund that same year.  

Adams currently serves as a chairman's circle member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. He is also part of the board of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and The Orange Bowl Committee. Adams is a board member of the Baptist Health's Doctors Hospital and is known as one of the founding members of the Miami Herald's Silver Knight Alumni Legacy Organization.

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