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Edward Marquez - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Edward Marquez was appointed as Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County Government in August 2011 by the Honorable Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. As Deputy Mayor, Mr. Marquez is responsible for overseeing the internal management functions of the County, which include the County’s Office of Management and Budget, Human Resources, Internal Services, Finance, Audit and Management, and Information Technology departments. In addition to serving as Deputy Mayor, Mr. Marquez is also serving as Finance Director/CFO of the County.

Prior to becoming Deputy Mayor, Mr. Marquez was Senior Vice President of First Southwest Company, an investment banking and financial advisory firm, and managed the Miami Office.  He has also served as chief financial officer of the Miami-Dade County School Board -- the fourth largest school board in the country with operating and construction budgets of $2.6 and $1.7 Billion, respectively. 

Prior to his tenure at the School Board, Mr. Marquez served as City of Miami Manager where he directed the development of the Five-Year Fiscal and Operational Recovery Plan, and coordinated a joint business-government blue ribbon task force to improve municipal efficiencies. As a result, Mr. Marquez effectively guided a near bankrupt city government, with a $400 Million operating and capital improvement budget and a workforce of 3,500, toward fiscal well-being. 
In addition, Mr. Marquez previously worked at Miami-Dade County as Audit Manager, Assistant Controller, Controller, and served as Finance Director from 1986 to 1996.