Miami-Dade Beacon Council Announces Lineup of Top Business and Community Leaders as Committee Chairs
(Miami, FL) Sept.15, 2016 — The Miami-Dade Beacon Council announced today its roster of new committee leaders for 2016-2017.
The six industry and four market committees help implement the community’s economic development strategy by helping drive job creating investments that offer high paying jobs and promising career paths. The committee chairs provide direction and leadership for their committee’s goals which support the business development mission of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council such as generating new business leads and visiting local businesses.
“We’ve assembled a group of the most influential industry and community leaders in Miami-Dade County to help guide this community into the future,” said Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s Chair Ernie Diaz. Chair-elect Jaret Davis added, “This year, we have appointed committee chairs and chair-elects to ensure continuity of mission and a succession plan for future leadership.”
The new Miami-Dade Beacon Council committee chairs and chair-elects for 2016-17 include:
Alex De Gunten, Business Development Officer, HEICO Aerospace – Chair
Peter Cerda, Regional Vice President, International Air Transport Association – Chair-Elect
Banking and Finance
Steve Leth, Sr. Vice President, Non Profit, Healthcare, and Government Division,SunTrust – Chair
Felipe Basulto, Retail Market Manager, Miami DadeTD Bank – Chair-Elect
Jonathan Bruckner, Market Vice President, Florida and Texas, Tiffany & Co. – Chair
Danielle Garno,Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig – Chair-Elect
Olga M. Ramudo, President & CEO, Express Travel – Chair
Roberto Muñoz, South Florida Market President, BBVA Compass – Chair-Elect
Life Sciences and Healthcare
James Gale, IP Litigation Co-Chair,Cozen O’Connor – Chair
Matthew Pinzur, Associate Vice President, Communications and Outreach,
Jackson Health – Chair-Elect
New Leaders Taskforce
Maya Tzur, Branch Sales Representative,Bank United – Chair
Austin Hollo, Vice President, Florida East Coast Realty – Chair-Elect
Andrew Ashby, Senior Vice President, Business Banking Market Leader,
Joe Atkinson, President, South Florida Region – Wells Fargo – Chair-Elect
Hugo Perez, Managing Director, United Data Technologies – Chair
Chair-Elect – Pending
Trade and Logistics
Ron Atapattu, President& Founder– Overseas Cargo – Chair
Romaine Seguin, President, UPS International Inc., Chair-Elect
Barron Channer, Chief Executive Officer, BACH Real Estate – Chair
Teri Williams, President, OneUnited Bank – Chair-Elect
Each committee sets specific goals to increase jobs and investment in their sector. They implement programs to strengthen industry clusters, attract new business, strengthen the talent pipeline and help local companies expand. The committees work closely with the other community leaders to implement One Community One Goal recommendations that are respective to their industry.
“From top to bottom this is a powerhouse line up of community and industry thought leaders,” said Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s President & CEO Larry K. Williams. “We are fortunate to have recruited this highly talented, diverse group of individuals, who will be invaluable resources for advancing the economic well-being of our community.
The new committee chairs assume their leadership roles on October1, 2016.
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, visit www.beaconcouncil.com
Source: Old Beacon Site
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