Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced a number of new additions to his senior staff today. The new hires will help lead a Mayor's Office that is seeing its budget reduced by 20 percent and its staff reduced by 11 positions as compared to the previous administration.
Mayor Gimenez has offered Deputy Mayor positions to Ed Marquez and Jack Osterholt. Lisa M. Martinez has been offered the Senior Advisor position. Mayor Gimenez also named Inson Kim as Director of Policy and Legislation. They are joining Genaro "Chip" Iglesias, who accepted the position of Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff, and Alina T. Hudak, Deputy Mayor and County Manager. Additionally, Mayor Gimenez will be filling a fifth Deputy Mayor slot to complete his senior team.
"I'll be asking a lot of each of these professionals and expect that they will deliver for the residents of Miami-Dade County," said Mayor Gimenez. "One of my primary pledges to taxpayers is to reduce the size of County government and create a more efficient organization. I've asked all County employees to make shared sacrifices for the greater good of this organization and the people it serves, and the Mayor's Office is no exception."
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.
Mr. Iglesias is currently 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 a longtime public servant. He served as the County Administrator for Broward County, Executive Director of the South Florida Regional Planning Council, Deputy State Budget Director and head of Policy and Planning for then-Governor Bob Graham. He is also President of Osterholt Consulting, Inc., a strategic planning and management firm.
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.
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.