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About the Beacon Council

Economic Development Foundation

The Beacon Council Foundation is a 501(C) 3, a Florida not-for-profit organization and an affiliate of The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, a 501(C) 6, created exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. 


The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is the sole member of the Foundation and has oversight and control over the Foundation’s fiscal and programmatic activities.

Board Members

Gary Goldfarb

Chief Strategy Officer

Interport Logistics
Board Director, Chair

George Bermudez

Market Executive

Bank of America

Board Director, Chair-Elect

Olga Ramudo

President & CEO

Express Travel

Board Director, Treasurer

Hugo Castro

Divisional Executive Vice President

AXA Equitable
Board Director Immediate Past Chair

Michael A. Finney

President & CEO

Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Ex-Officio Director

Newton B. Sanon
President & CEO
OIC of South Florida
At-Large Director

Yolanda Cash Jackson


Board Director, Secretary


Matt Haggman

Executive Vice President,

One Community One Goal

Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Inc.

Camela Glean-Jones

Chief Financial Officer &

Chief Operations Officer

Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Inc.

Jaap Donath, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Research &

Strategic Planning

Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Inc.

Foundation Documentation