Raquel Egusquiza


Raquel "Rocky" Egusquiza
VP, Community Affairs
NBC Universal Telemundo Enterprises

Dr. Joanne Bashford

Vice Chair

Dr. Joanne Bashford
Miami Dade College's InterAmerican Campus

Staff Contact


Advocate for increased funding for all Miami pre-K-20, coordinating with Governmental Affairs Group and creating a detailed and prioritized agenda to be accomplished:

  • Early childhood development
  • Restore District Cost Differential (commission a third-party study)
  • Present agenda to industry groups for obtaining support

Collaborate and participate with select Chamber committees to increase the linkage between Education and Workforce Development and One Community One Goal (OCOG) Industry Targets:

  • Ensure that education is part of the Economic Summit

Collaborate with other Chamber committees to assist with the number of industry partnerships for internships, apprenticeships and mentorships in STEM-related occupations:

  • Work with OCOG, the Talent Development Network and other organizations to determine needs
  • Strive to increase number by five percent

Continue on the progress achieved at last year’s successful Education Summit between business and educational leaders.

Increase business attendance at education events by 10 percent.

Legislative Task Force

Chair: Iraida Mendez-Cartaya, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Top Investors

Baptist Health South Florida
Bank of America
CareerSource South Florida
Carnival Corporation & PLC
Florida International University
Florida Power & Light
Wells Fargo