The Miami-Dade Beacon Council Kicks Off Its 35th Year With Three Promotions

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Director, International Economic Development

(Miami, FL) October 1, 2019 –  The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce three promotions as it kicks off its 35th anniversary.

Camela Glean-Jones, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

  • Chief Financial Officer Camela Glean-Jones also assumes role of Chief Operating Officer. Formerly CFO and Executive Vice President, Camela has been invaluable to the organization’s stability and growth for more than 25 years. In addition to her role as CFO, she has long managed a broad array of administrative responsibilities across operations, human resources and governance; the addition of COO to her title serves to recognize the scope of her responsibilities in the organization’s leadership.

Maria Budet, Chief Marketing Officer

  • Maria Budet has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer.

Maria draws on a significant depth of marketing knowledge and over 20 years of brand management experience, bringing a new perspective to the organization. Grounding integrated marketing efforts in an increasingly strategic approach, her direction of Beacon programs over the last year has successfully increased The Beacon Council’s profile in key markets, engagement with key targets and overall awareness with priority audiences.

Madeline Mesa, Director, International Economic Development

  • Madeline Mesa has been promoted to Director, International Economic Development.
    Madeline has been part of The Beacon Council family since 2015 – first supporting the Economic Development team and, most recently, working in the Office of the President. In her new role she will partner with Mario Sacasa, Senior Vice President, International Economic Development, and Diana Londono, Vice President, International Economic Development, to support international development efforts for new and expanding companies.



About The Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Miami-Dade Beacon Council is the official economic development organization for Miami-Dade County. Its mission is to increase jobs and investment through marketing Miami as a world class business destination; helping grow local companies; and shaping Miami’s economic future.  Since 1985, the organization has assisted more than 1,000 businesses that have created nearly 70,000 direct jobs and added more than $4.7 billion in new capital investments. A professional staff and volunteer community leaders work to promote Miami as a world-class 21st century community at the forefront of a changing global economy. For more information: