Laurie Silvers

Laurie Silvers

co-CEO, Hollywood.com

Chair, University of Miami Board of Trustees

Laurie Silvers is co-CEO of Hollywood.com, a leading entertainment website. Ms. Silvers is the co-founder of the Syfy Channel, which she originally sold to USA Networks and is now owned by NBCUniversal; co-founder and the majority owner of the MisFits, a global esports organization; and a majority owner of four FM radio stations in Florida. 

Ms. Silvers was elected to the UM Board of Trustees in 2003 and is the 2021-2023 chair of the Board, following a one-year term as vice chair.  A University of Miami School of Law building is named the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Hall -- in honor of Ms. Silvers and her husband, and the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Endowed Distinguished Professorship at the School of Law is also named in their honor.  Her three children are also alum of the University. 

University and Board Affiliations

  • Chair of the Executive Committee
  • Ex-Officio member of all Committees
  • Past chair of the Investments, Student Affairs, and the Academic Affairs Committees

External Affiliations

  • Member, PBS Foundation Board, Washington, D.C.
  • Member, South Florida PBS Board
  • Life trustee, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Co-founder, Promise Fund of Florida: Providing breast and cervical cancer patients education and navigation services throughout their diagnosis, treatment and recovery
  • Member, United Way of Palm Beach Board
  • Member, Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin County Board
  • Mentor, Women of Tomorrow mentoring program
  • Member, International Women’s Forum of Palm Beach Board