Dennis Scholl has been affiliated with Roth & Scholl for over two decades. He is presently of counsel to the firm. He is currently the President and CEO of ArtCenter/South Florida.
He has had a long involvement in philanthropy in the visual arts. Over the last twenty years, he was the founding chair of the Guggenheim Photography Committee, the Tate American Acquisitions Committee and the Perez Art Museum Collectors Council. Each group raised funds and acquired contemporary art for these museums. He has also been a board member of the Aspen Art Museum, Perez Art Museum, Linda Pace Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art and the chair of Locust Projects, an alternative art space.
An eleven-time regional Emmy winner, he is known for his documentary films about art and artists. He has made films about Frank Gehry, Wynton Marsalis, Ai Weiwei and Tracey Emim among others. For his philanthropic service in the Miami art community, he was awarded a Shining Star by the Arts & Business Council, Big Heart in the Arts by the American Heart Association and Mover & Shaker award by Miami Today.
He has been a contemporary art collector for over 30 years. He is a founder of Betts & Scholl and Mother Tongue Wines, which make award-winning wines in Australia. Previously he was a practicing attorney, a C.P.A. and an early leader in the redevelopment of the South Beach Art Deco District and the Wynwood Arts District.
Mr. Scholl graduated from Florida International University with a B.B.A. and University of Miami with a J.D. He and his wife Debra live in Miami Beach, Florida.