(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, who was sworn into office less than two weeks ago, has offered long-time public servant and current Key Biscayne Village Manager Genaro "Chip" Iglesias a position on his staff as Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff. While Mr. Iglesias has accepted the position as one of Mayor Gimenez's Deputy Mayors, he has contractual obligations he must fulfill prior to joining Miami-Dade County government.
"Chip and I have a personal and professional relationship that spans several decades. I trust his judgment, know his commitment to public service and am confident that his skills will be of great benefit to my office, and, by extension, to the residents of Miami-Dade County who we serve," said Mayor Gimenez. "In the coming weeks I will provide the organization plan for the Mayor's Office and look forward to bringing the best and the brightest to serve on the team."
Mr. Iglesias served in several capacities in the public sector. He was a member of the City of Miami Fire Department for twenty-three years, rising to the rank of Captain. Subsequently, 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. Mr. Iglesias earned an MBA at Florida International University.