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4/01/2014

Mayor's Biography

Carlos A. Gimenez continues his lifelong commitment to public service after being re-elected as Miami-Dade County's Mayor.

Lisa Martinez

Chief of Staff
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.

Russell Benford

Deputy 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.

Alina Hudak

Deputy Mayor
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

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.

Ed Marquez

Deputy Mayor
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.

Jack Osterholt

Deputy Mayor
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.

Michael Spring

Senior Advisor
For the past twenty-three years, Michael Spring has served as director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, where he has been responsible for supervision of a public arts agency with an annual budget of more than $30 million and a staff of 51.

Emilio T. Gonzalez

Director, Aviation
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.

Juan Kuryla

Director, Seaport
As Director of PortMiami, Juan Kuryla 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.

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