Groups and Committees

The Greater Miami Chamber in Action

Greater Miami Chamber members activate their Chamber involvement by participating in committees that allow them to make a difference – in the community, their businesses, and the South Florida marketplace. Greater Miami Chamber members participate in committees that directly relate to their business or pursue goals of personal interest. Committee involvement is rewarding for established and young professional alike.

The Chamber’s committees and task forces are organized in seven areas: Disruption, Governmental Affairs, Industry Growth, International Business, Leadership Programs, Marketing, Membership & Strategic Revenue Growth, and Urban/Community Growth. Committees meet throughout the year to achieve the Goals set annually by the membership and unveiled at the annual IMPACT | Goals Conference.

To download a copy of the Chamber's 2017-2018 Goals click here.

Disruption

The Disruption Workgroup is laser-focused around the forces that will reshape the business ecosystem in Miami, embracing the concept of “disruption” with the goal of reimagining how to evolve the growth sectors of our economy. Our goal is to identify, predict and get in front of market forces that could fundamentally upend the business landscape as we know it, with emphasis on the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, resilience, technology, and the shared economies.

With the support of the Miami community, we aim to foster and build an innovation ecosystem and culture; address our greatest sustainability challenges like conservation efforts, pollution, sea level rise and infrastructure; build our technology industry on an educational platform; and embrace the shared economies model.

Chair

Saif Ishoof

Saif Ishoof

Vice President for Engagement, Florida International University

Committees

Governmental Affairs

The Governmental Affairs Group of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is charged with government relations and promotion of the public policy positions of our local, state and federal branches of government.

It also cultivates and strengthens relationships between the Chamber’s membership and elected and appointed officials across all levels of government -- this includes the hosting of various initiatives and programs in Miami, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. In addition, the Governmental Affairs Group works in conjunction with the Chamber’s substantive committees for the development of its Legislative Package.

Chair

Glenn M. Cooper

Glenn M. Cooper

Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A.

Committees

Industry Growth

The Chamber’s Industry Growth Group features committees designed to support the findings of One Community One Goal. The Group provides programming, education and issues management to support business development and job growth in Greater Miami.

By engaging in one or more of this Group’s committees, Greater Miami Chamber members gain a deeper understanding of pressing economic and business issues facing our community’s most critical industries. Additionally, those participating can contribute to the public dialogue to help the Chamber develop programming that fosters enhanced business and industry development.

Chair

Roberto R. Muñoz

Roberto R. Muñoz

President, South Florida Market, BBVA Compass Bank, BBVA Compass Bank

Committees

International Business Growth

The International Business Area is comprised of Americas Linkage, Asia, Consular and Trade Representatives and the Cuba Council. The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Group serves the membership as a resource center to identify and examine the range of global business issues and opportunities that are of interest to the community, local business organizations and universities.

The efforts of this team aim to provide the international pulse, up-to-date market opportunities, and outreach to multinational businesses, local international organizations, Consular Corps, trade representatives, bi-national chambers and visiting dignitaries. By working with local, state and international economic development agencies, the Group is able to identify and seek solutions to global business issues that affect Florida.

Chair

Hernando Gomez

Hernando Gomez

Director, Business Valuation & Litigation Support, MBAF

Committees

Leadership Programs

The Committees under the Leadership Programs Group of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce include HYPE Miami®, Leadership Miami® and its affiliate Youth Leadership Miami, and Senior Executive Orientation®. Each committee is responsible for reviewing its program benchmarks, and initiating and implementing new and innovative ideas and current trends.

The programs serviced by these committees provide today’s leaders with a forum to discuss the issues our community faces and affords businesses the opportunity to cultivate the community’s future leaders and professional workforce.

Chair

Mary M. Young

Mary M. Young

Director, Ziff Graduate Career Services Center, University of Miami

Committees

Marketing & Membership Growth

The Marketing/Membership Growth Area comprises Customer Care, Marketing and Membership Growth all focused on the sustainable growth of the organization.  The area works to strengthen the bonds with its members by providing corresponding levels of customer care and member benefits for different types and levels of membership geared toward their specific business needs.

It works to build its technology capabilities to increase brand awareness and business leads for its members and in turn deepen the bonds with South Florida’s first and largest business association.

Chair

Felipe F. Basulto

Felipe F. Basulto

Retail Market Manager | Greater Miami-Dade, TD Bank

Committees

Urban/Community Growth

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Urban/Community Growth Group addresses broad-based businesses issues that enhance the region, including complex urban issues, matters of civic pride and professional business development. Participants experience personal and professional growth by developing a deeper understanding of complex community issues and an appreciation for the difference direct involvement can make in their resolution.

Chair

Jacqueline Torre

Jacqueline Torre

Vice President, Human Resources, United HomeCare

Committees

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