Chief Marketing Officer
Maria Budet is Chief Marketing Officer at the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. She is responsible for shaping all organizational communications and marketing efforts, successfully raising Miami-Dade County’s profile as world-class global business destination in an integrated, consistent, impactful way.
In this role, Maria leads the development and implementation of The Beacon Council’s global marketing and communications strategy including creative development and agency management, marketing effectiveness, digital and social marketing, paid media, sponsorships, events, partnerships and corporate communications.
A seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience delivering creative, brand-building solutions for Fortune 500 companies including Nestlé USA, Procter & Gamble,
The J. M. Smucker Company, Walmart, and Johnson & Johnson, Maria was most recently a Group Director at Zubi Advertising (a WPP agency). In addition to leading account strategy and management for Dunkin’ Donuts, Walgreens, and SC Johnson, Maria also successfully managed new business development.
Prior to her work in marketing and communications at Zubi Advertising, CSA Marketing and others, Maria wrote for a variety of print and online publications including Latina, Miami Herald, The New Times, MSN.com, CitySearch.com, LiveNation.com and HispanicAd.com. She also served as Managing Editor of Generation ñ, a bilingual magazine targeting English-dominant Hispanics. The concept was translated into a p.m. magazine show for USA Broadcasting, where Maria served as Executive Producer.
Maria is a graduate of Yale University. A passionate supporter of the arts and her community, she is a Board Member on the Arts and Business Council of Miami.