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The City of Miami has a new City Manager

City Manager Emilio Gonzalez

(Miami, FL January 11, 2018) - Emilio T. Gonzalez, Ph.D. is Miamiís new City Manager.   Dr. Gonzalez was nominated by Mayor Francis Suarez in December.  In a 4 to 1 vote by the City Commission, Dr. Gonzalez was approved today and starts in his new position on Friday, January 12th.   The City Manager is the Chief Administrator responsible for managing all departments, city employees, and a $1.7 billion budget. 

Dr. Gonzalez has extensive experience in different levels of business and government.  Most recently he was the Aviation Director and Chief Executive Officer of Miami-Dade Aviation Department for nearly 5 years.  He oversaw all operations at Miami International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. Under President George W. Bush, he was a Senior Presidential Advisor and Director of Western Hemisphere Affairs for the National Security Council.  From 2006 to 2008 Dr. Gonzalez was Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a Senate-confirmed executive position within the United States Department of Homeland Security. 

Dr. Gonzalez is a retired Colonel in the United States Army.  During his stellar 26-year military career he was a Military Intelligence Officer and served in numerous field and staff positions to include the United States Southern Command.  Dr. Gonzalez has received many foreign honors, civic awards and U.S. Military Honors including the White House Presidential Service Badge and multiple service medals.

He holds a BA in International Studies from the University of South Florida, an MA in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, an MA from the U.S. Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies, and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Miami.

Dr. Gonzalez has been married to his wife Gloria for 39 years.  They live in the City of Miami and have two daughters and a grandson.


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