About the Office
Table of Organization
Carlos A. Gimenez continues his lifelong commitment to public service after being re-elected as Miami-Dade County's Mayor.
Mr. Benford is the former North Miami City Manager. Previously, he served as Chief Administrator, City of West Park in Broward County and the Village of Hawthorn Woods in Illinois.
Ms. Hudak joined Miami-Dade County government in 1984. She has served as County Manager, Assistant County Manager and Director of the General Services Administration.
Genaro "Chip" Iglesias
Chief of Staff/Deputy Mayor
Mr. Iglesias is the former Key Biscayne Village Manager. Previously, he served as Chief of Staff to then-City of Miami Manager Gimenez, and as his Chief of Staff when he was a member of the County Commission. He was also Chief of Staff to then-County Commissioner Jimmy Morales. Prior to that, he was a member of the City of Miami Fire Department for twenty-four years, rising to the rank of Captain.
Mr. Marquez, a former City of Miami Manager, was Senior Vice President of First Southwest Company. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of the Miami-Dade County Public School Board and held positions in the Miami-Dade County Finance Department including Director, Controller and Audit Manager.
Mr. Osterholt is Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County and Director of the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department. He is responsible to the Mayor for the Miami Dade Aviation Department with its three airports including Miami International Airport, and PortMiami. Additionally, he oversees the Metropolitan Planning Organization, and he is the Mayor’s liaison to the Beacon Council, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development Authority and South Florida Regional Planning Council.
Most recently, Ms. Martinez was the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of Human Resources and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Grant Administration. Previously, she was the Director of Policy and Legislation of the City of Miami's Office of the Mayor and Senior Advisor on Education Policy.
Emilio T. Gonzalez
Dr. Emilio T. Gonzalez is the Director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. He directs the operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation airports in the Miami area. MIA handles more than 33 million passengers and two million tons of cargo annually, and is among the nation's busiest international passenger and cargo airports.
Director of Communications and External Affairs
Fernando Figueredo is Director of Communications and External Affairs for Miami-Dade County. Prior to that, he was the Chair of the Public Relations and Advertising Faculty in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University. He is a distinguished professional in strategic communications and crisis management with extensive experience in academia as well as managing communications teams in the mass communications industry.
As Director of PortMiami, Bill Johnson oversees the top container port in the State of Florida and the 11th largest in the nation. Under his stewardship, PortMiami has maintained its leadership position as the busiest cruise port in the world with more than 4 million passengers traveling through its terminals last year.
Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
Prior to joining the Office of the Mayor, Ms. Kim was Senior Policy Analyst and Commission Aide for then-District 7 County Commissioner Gimenez. Previously, she was an Advertising and Promotions Coordinator and Public Information Officer in the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
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