Manuel J. González, Miami Dade County, International Director

Manny Gonzalez is the Chief of Economic Development and International Trade for Miami-Dade County. Formerly, Chief of Miami International Airport Business Ventures, Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator office of the Mayor Miami-Dade County. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of the City of Miami International Trade Board, Executive Director of Miami-Dade County’s International Trade Consortium and Sister Cities Program. Managing Director, Miami Internet Alliance and President of Latin America for Emarketworld.

Other past activities include, Deputy Director, Free Trade Areas of the Americas, FTAA, Miami Host Committee, and Board of Directors International Adverting Association (IAA) Inter-American Chapter. Board Member South Florida Technology Association, Member, International Association of Business Communicators, Vice Chair, Global Initiatives Committee, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Manny is a results-focused International Business Leader specializing in providing world-class client relations, driving operations growth, analyzing key markets, partnering with C-Level executives, initiating cost-effective improvements, and cultivating a strong public image with 25 + years’ experience and tri-lingual skills along with intergovernmental and multi-cultural background. He is a graduate of The George Washington University, Washington DC, BA International Affairs and minor in international business. -International Economic Development Studies Washington DC. Certified Trade Specialist, International Trade Association, Strategic Planning Certificate from Michigan State University.