Adrienne Arsht is back in Washington and making her mark on the arts and philanthropy scene.
By Ann Geracimos
“Many people are bicoastal. I’m north and south and bipolar.” That’s philanthropist arts patron Adrienne way of introducing herself with a laugh – and wellpracticed charm. She is actually something of a triple threat – a tri-city habitué (Washington, D.C., New York and, officially, Florida) – and a go-go woman when it comes to supporting arts-related, social and health care causes.
Her business instincts are apparently good as well. practicing lawyer in Washington, she started her own title company before moving to Miami 13 years ago where she got into banking. After chairing TotalBank for a decade, she sold it to Banco Popular Espanol two years ago.