The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC), the proud champion for the Greater Miami Business Community and a civic engine that fuels the advancement of The Magic City, announced its FY2021-2022 Board of Directors Officers, led by Rick Beasley, Executive Director of CareerSource South Florida as Board Chair; Roberto Muñoz , President of The Global Financial Group, LLC, as Chair-Elect and Amy Furness, Co-Managing Shareholder for Carlton Fields Miami office as First Vice Chair. In addition, Irene White with Florida Power & Light Co. will serve as Immediate Past Chair and as a Board Officer.
The officers within the executive committee lead the Chamber’s Board of Directors who are volunteer members representing businesses of all sizes from a myriad of industries, that oversee the Chamber’s work areas and at-large members. Beasley’s role as Board Chair includes assisting in membership development and strategy setting, and advocating for important business issues supported by the Chamber.
“As we begin to get past one of the most challenging times in history, we remain optimistic as our economy is set to come back faster than other parts of the state and the country. Our new board members come from a myriad of companies bringing positive change to our communities and leaving a lasting impact through their exemplary leadership and innovative solutions,” said Alfred Sanchez, President and CEO of GMCC. “We are excited to see what our new leadership will accomplish as the Chamber year ahead looks exceptionally positive.”
Beasley has served as the Executive Director for the South Florida Workforce Investment Board (SFWIB) dba CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) since 2005, where he oversees workforce programs in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties with an operating budget of $75 million. He is in charge of one of the nation’s most dynamic “melting pots” – a diverse socioeconomic region. His vision for CareerSource South Florida is to create a model for the nation by establishing a world-class talent supply chain that fosters economic growth.
Muñoz has more than 35 years of financial experience specializing in working with High-Net-Worth individuals and Middle Market companies to improve targeting and growth activity by providing strategic planning and execution strategies. He has extensive experience covering the State of Florida in areas of commercial banking including large corporate, middle market and institutional lending, as well as, wealth and treasury management services.
Furness is a trial lawyer who has dedicated her career to defending diverse clients, including both domestic and foreign corporations, in complex civil litigation, particularly product liability and commercial litigation. She is a frequent lecturer on product liability and professional liability matters.
White is the senior director of external affairs for Florida Power & Light Company, where she leads a team of committed individuals in building and fostering community relationships in Miami-Dade County. Irene joined FPL in 1986 as an engineer service planner advancing within the company by serving in various customer service and operational positions. She is also on the Boards of The Beacon Council, Jackson Memorial Foundation, and the American Red Cross.
For a complete list of the members of GMCC Board of Directors, please visit www.miamichamber.com.