William Porro

William Porro is the Assistant Director for the Office of Innovation & Economic Development for Mayor Daniella Levine Cave. Prior to joining the County Mayor’s Office, he spent 20 years at the City of Miami and retired as Director for the Department of Human Services. There he managed homeless & veterans services, workforce Opportunity Center, (3) childcare centers, healthcare programming, and economic initiatives. 

Prior to his service in municipal government, he served in the private sector for over 30 years. William’s career in the financial services includes positions of high-level responsibility in both international and domestic financial services and marketing for such Fortune 500 Companies as American Express, Ameriprise Financial Advisors, Citibank, and CIGNA. 
In 2005, he helped create and launch ACCESS Miami, the second phase of the City of Miami’s original anti-poverty plan.

ACCESS Miami has received distinguished awards such as the Bright Idea in Innovative Government from Harvard University, Model Program from the US Conference of Mayors, and the National Livability Award. William strives to create linkages and collective impact through initiatives and programming for residents and small business entrepreneurs, including workforce development and the launching of key economic development initiatives such as; Child Savings Account (Future Bound Miami).

He was chosen Public Servant of the Year and appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Economic Security and was Co-Chair for the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition. Personally, William and his wife together of over 48 years has helped countless individuals and families get their financial house in order by offering free classes and one-on-one coaching on everything from budgeting to eliminating debt. William is a graduate from the University of Texas in Finance and an MBA graduate from Western Governor’s University. 

Assistant Director of Miami-Dade County Office of Regulatory and Economic Resources