Miami-Dade Beacon Council Announces Leadership Transition Plan

September 19, 2016
(Miami, FL – September 19, 2016) – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council announced the appointment of Sheldon Anderson, a past Chair of the organization and respected community leader, to serve as Interim President & CEO until a permanent replacement for outgoing President & CEO Larry Williams is hired. Anderson will serve as an advisor to the official economic development partnership until Williams’ departure in late October. The organization also announced the creation of a search committee, representative of Miami-Dade’s business community, to recruit a new President & CEO.
“The formation of the search committee and naming of an Interim President is an important step in the process for a smooth transition that ensures continuity for the organization and commitment to our mission of growing jobs and increasing investment in Miami-Dade County,” said Chairman Ernie Diaz. The committee will be led by Jaret Davis, Chair-Elect of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council.
The Search Committee members are:
Sidney Levin, FPL (retired), Miami-Dade Beacon Council Co-Founder;
Ernie Diaz, TD Bank, Miami-Dade Beacon Council Chair;
Jaret Davis, Greenberg Traurig; Chair-Elect;
Donna Abood, Avison Young; Past Chair and Board Member;
Alex Villoch, Miami Herald; Past Chair and Board Member;
Sheldon Anderson, Northern Trust (retired); Past Chair and Board Member;
Dawn White, American Airlines; Board Member;
Nelson Lazo, Doctors Hospital; One Community One Goal Co-Chair & Board Member;
Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation; One Community One Goal Co-Chair;
Maya Tzur, BankUnited, New Leaders Taskforce Chair;
Pandwe Gibson, EcoTech Visions.
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council has requested proposals from executive search firms with a national reputation on economic development and a strong knowledge of the local community.
The search for a new President & CEO began on September 1 after Williams announced his plans to become CEO of the Technology Association of Georgia. 
About The Miami-Dade Beacon Council
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership. The not-for-profit public-private organization focuses on job creation and economic growth. Since 1985, the organization has assisted more than 980 businesses that have created more than 65,000 direct jobs and added more than $4 billion in new capital investments. It accomplishes this by marketing Miami-Dade as a world-class business location, growing local companies and shaping the local economy’s future. For more information,

Source: Old Beacon Site