Joseph Nader, Managing Director and Senior Wealth Advisor for Calamos Wealth Management, LLC, has been elected Vice Chair of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board of Directors, which provides oversight to the 309-bed private, nonprofit specialty hospital. Mr. Nader has served in board leadership roles since 2012, including chairing the hospital’s finance and investment committees, responsible for all endowment, insurance and pension plan assets. 
In his role with Calamos Wealth Management, Mr. Nader leads the southeast division advisory team and works closely with many high-net-worth clients, families and institutional groups. Calamos Wealth Management, with offices in Chicago, New York, and Miami, is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor and provides comprehensive investment, trust and wealth advisory services to individuals, families and institutions, including foundations and charitable endowments.
Mr. Nader holds a master’s in business administration (MBA) from American University’s Kogod College of Business Administration in Washington, D.C., as well as a series 65 Registered Investment Advisor license. 
"Nicklaus Children’s is fortunate to benefit from Mr. Nader’s extensive financial and investment expertise,” said Michael Harrington, President and Chief Operating Officer of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. “His sustained leadership has strengthened our organization, maximizing financial results to ensure that we continue to meet the healthcare needs of the children of our community for generations to come.” 
Dr. Narendra Kini, Chief Executive Officer of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, parent organization of the hospital, said, “Over the years, Mr. Nader has been asked to take on considerable responsibility and has shown a very strong level of commitment and service to our hospital and the community. We are truly grateful for his remarkable dedication and expertise.”  
Mr. Nader also serves as an adjunct professor with Florida International University, where he teaches a course on investments for the International MBA program. As an industry thought leader, he has written numerous articles on subjects related to comprehensive wealth management, and has been a frequent speaker and panelist. 
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit