The 2011 season will mark Joel A. Mael's 10th as Vice-Chairman of the Florida Marlins, a position he was named to in February of 2002. Prior to joining the Marlins, for three years, Mael worked closely with the Montreal Expos organization as a financial advisor. His business relationship with Owner Jeffrey Loria dates back over 20 years, and he continues to advise ownership and management on a myriad issues.
Mael co-founded the investment and merchant banking firm Tallwood Associates in 1990. The New York City firm has completed over 100 transactions/investments since its inception. Mael sits on the boards of many of the firms' numerous clients.
Following his graduation from business school in 1981, Mael spent 10 years in Drexel Burnham's Corporate Finance department, rose to the Managing Director level and was a member of the department's executive committee. At Drexel, he was involved in over $5 billion of financings and numerous M&A and LBO transactions.
Mael was born in Montreal, Canada, and raised in Brookline, MA. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Yeshiva College and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1981.
Mael was elected as a Trustee of the Village of Lawrence, NY, in 2003, and is currently serving his 4th two-year term. He was named Deputy Mayor in 2010. He also serves on the board of directors of Yeshiva College and other various charitable institutions. Mael, 53, and his wife, Lynn, have four children: Ayelet, Jonathan, Daniella and Aviva.