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Mayor's Biography

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

Alex Ferro

Chief of Staff
Mr. Ferro serves as the Chief of Staff to Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office including the coordination of policy and legislation, external affairs and communications.  Additionally, Mr. Ferro is the point person in facilitating and supporting the Deputy Mayors and department directors in implementing the Mayor's strategic vision.

Alina T. Hudak

Deputy Mayor
Alina T. Hudak has served Miami-Dade for the past 34 years. She has won accolades and respect from national and local community organizations. She has been a trailblazer as the first woman to run a major operational department, the first Hispanic woman appointed Assistant County Manager, and the first and only woman to serve as County Manager. In 2011, Mrs. Hudak was appointed County Manager during a change in political leadership overseeing a government with more than 27,000 employees in over 50 departments.

Maurice Kemp

Deputy Mayor
Mr. Kemp uses his knowledge of strategic and capital planning, human services, community planning and development, fire services, public administration, and budgeting to provide direct oversight to the Police, Fire, Corrections, Medical Examiner, Community Action and Human Services, Juvenile Services, and Public Housing and Community Development departments.

Edward Marquez

Deputy Mayor
Mr. Marquez is responsible for overseeing the internal management functions of the County, which include the County’s 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.

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 for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department PortMiami and the Water and Sewer Department. Additionally, he is the Mayor’s liaison to the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Beacon Council, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Development Authority, South Florida Regional Planning Council and the Sports Commission.

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 the supervision of a public arts agency with an annual budget of more than $30 million and a staff of 51.

Nicole Tallman

Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
Nicole Tallman is the Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs. In addition to supervising the policy and legislative affairs and the intergovernmental relations teams for the Office of the Mayor, she oversees matters related to the County's Intergovernmental Affairs, Charter Review, Agenda Office, Agenda Coordination, Property Appraiser, Commission Auditor, Commission on Ethics and Public Trust and the Inspector General.

Lester Sola

Director, Aviation
Lester Sola is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. He oversees operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation (GA) airports in the Miami area, which together generate $33.7 billion in business revenue and support more than 280,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Juan Kuryla

Director, PortMiami
As Director of PortMiami, Mr. Kuryla oversees operations and capital development for the largest cruise port in the world. In 2013, 4.13 million passengers passed through Port Miami’s terminals and berthed 2,500 cargo and cruise vessels. Port Miami generates more than 207,000 jobs and has an economic impact of $27 billion.

Alice N. Bravo, P.E.

Director, Transit
As Director, Ms. Bravo oversees accessible transportation services in Miami-Dade County. This includes the Metrobus fleet that runs approximately 28.9 million miles through most areas of Miami-Dade County; the electrically-powered, elevated, 25-mile rapid transit Metrorail system; the 4.4-mile elevated Metromover; and the paratransit service (Special Transportation Service) that meets the needs of the disabled. Responsibilities also include all traffic engineering and road maintenance functions for Miami-Dade County.

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