The Miami-Dade Beacon Council Board of Directors provides leadership and governance for the 501(C6) organization. The volunteer leaders are among the community’s leading business and community professionals representing various industries, educational institutions, non profits, and local governments.

✦Officers Cabinet


Christine Barney, Secretary✦
rbb Communications

Basil Khalil, Treasurer**✦
FedEx Express Latin America

Rodrick Miller**
President & Chief Executive Officer, Miami-Dade Beacon Council

George Bermudez, Past Chair✦
Senior Vice President
Bank of America

**Executive Committee Member
✦Officers Cabinet
Donna Abood** | Avison Young
Michael Allen | Barry University
Sheldon Anderson** | Grove Bank & Trust
David A. Armstrong, St. Thomas University
Carlos Arrizurietta | Northern Trust
Roderick Barnes | Jones Lang LaSalle​
Juan Carlos Bermudez | City of Doral
Philippe Bien-Aime | City of North Miami
Veronica Birch Flores | First National Bank of South Miami
Tere Blanca, Blanca Commercial Real Estate
Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., City of Hialeah
Hugo Castro** | Equitable Advisors, LLC
Joe Chi | CAMACOL (US Latin Chamber of Commerce)
Ralph Cutie | Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Jaret Davis** | Greenberg Traurig
Melanie Dickenson** | South Florida Business Journal – BizJournals​
Jose Dotres | PhD, M-DC Public Schools
Albert Dotson Jr.** | Bilzin Sumberg
Nicholas Duran | Florida House of Representatives
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | The Miami Foundation
Julio Frenk | University of Miami
Dan Gelber| City of Miami Beach
Gary Goldfarb** | Interport Group of Companies
Jaffus Hardrick | Florida Memorial University
Rodney Harris | City of Miami Gardens
Felecia Hatcher-Pearson | Black Ambition
Symeria Hudson | United Way of Miami-Dade
Kenneth Jessell | Florida International University
Grant Killingsworth | CBRE
Mark Knight | Jackson Health System
Eric Knowles | Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce
Richard Kuper | Esq., Miami-Dade County League of Cities
Vince Lago | City of Coral Gables
Burton Landy | Harper Meyer Perez Hagen Albert Dribin & DeLuca LLP
Nelson Lazo | Baptist Health South Florida
Daniella Levine Cava | Miami-Dade County
Liliam Lopez | South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Steven Losner | City of Homestead
Robert Lozano** | Wells Fargo
Andrew J. Markus | Honorary Consul Republic of Bulgaria
Raul Moas | John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Joseph Pallot** | HEICO Corporation
Carlos Perez | BankUnited
Gerald “Jerry” Plush | Amerant Bank
Claudia Puig | Univision Communications​
Madeline Pumariega | Miami Dade College
Olga Ramudo** | Express Travel
Raquel Regalado | Miami-Dade County
Christopher Roberts | Bean Automative Group
Walter Robinson** | Robinson Commercial Real Estate
Victor Ruiz | JP Morgan Chase
Brian San Miguel | Truist Bank
Alfred Sanchez | Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Newton Sanon | OIC of South Florida
Penny Shaffer | Retired Executive (Florida Blue) & Past Chair (MDBC)
Kenneth Stiles | Stiles Reality Co.
Emmanuel Tormes | The Boeing Company
N.K. “Trip” Tripathy | Kaufman Rossin, CPA Advisors
Mark Trowbridge | Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
Antonio Villamil | The Washington Economics Group
Rogelio Villarreal | Ocean Bank
David Wagner | Florida Blue
Hydi Webb | PortMiami
David Whitaker | Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Pending | Carlton Fields
Pending | Florida Power & Light


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