Cesar L. Alvarez rejoined the Board in 2017 after having previously served as a Watsco director from 1997 to 2015. Mr. Alvarez is Senior Chairman of the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. (“Greenberg”). He previously served as Greenberg’s Executive Chairman beginning in 2012, and as Greenberg’s Chief Executive Officer from 1997 until his election as Executive Chairman. During his 15 year tenure as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman, he led the firm to become one of the top ten law firms in the United States by leading its growth from 260 lawyers to approximately 1,850 lawyers in more than 36 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Mr. Alvarez brings significant entrepreneurial expertise, management experience and knowledge from his many years of corporate governance experience, both counseling and serving on the boards of directors of other publicly traded companies. He serves on the boards of Mednax, Inc. (chairman of the board and member of the executive committee), Fairholme Funds, Inc., Intrexon Corporation (chair of the nominating and governance committee) and the St. Joe Company (chair of the governance and nominating committee). Mr. Alvarez serves as our Co-Vice Chairman of the Board and is a member of the Strategy Committee.