Carlos J. Alfonso is a founding principal and CEO of both Alfonso Architects and Alliant Partners, a real estate investment company.
Carlos was born in Cuba and came with his family to Tampa, Florida in 1960. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School in Tampa and received his bachelor and master’s degree in architecture from the University of Florida, and is a distinguished Alumni of the UF School of Architecture.
Mr. Alfonso was a founding, 11-year member of the University of Florida Board of Trustees, and concluded his service as Chairman of that Board in 2011 and 2012.
In addition, Mr. Alfonso served on the State of Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission in 1998. During that service, he was Chairman of the Committee on Article 4, which modified the Executive Branch of the State Constitution. That committee restructured the Florida Cabinet and created the FWC and Florida Forever, which Florida voters subsequently approved.
He currently serves as a Trustee of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Council of 100 and serves as Vice Chairman of the Wildlife Foundation of Florida.
Carlos is a registered architect in 14 states and has been a Florida registered class A General Contractor.
He is a commercial multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot. He and his wife Dorothy have three children.