Military Affairs

Committee Purpose:  Dedicated citizens and community organizations serving together to strengthen the bond between the Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Miami Community, and our local military community and veterans.

Focus Areas:

  • Mutual awareness and understanding between the military and the community
  • Increase engagement between the military and the Greater Miami community
  • Advocacy and support for the Greater Miami military community
  • Advocacy and support for the Greater Miami veterans community
  • Present and highlight military customs, traditions and patriotic events

Steven C. Williamson

Chair

Steven C. Williamson
Managing Principal
BEST Solutions Consulting Group

Francisco “Frank” Cantero

Vice Chair

Francisco “Frank” Cantero
Energy Industry Professional
Florida Power & Light Company

Staff Contact

Geraldine Gonzalez

Goals

Strengthen the Chamber and community’s relationships and engagement with local military commands and the organizations that support and recognize the military:

Advocate for and support the needs of our local military by identifying and acting on key issues to address locally, regulatory, and/or legislatively:

Present, support, and promote community-wide events honoring military service, customs, traditions and excellence:

Refine the visiting military ships program to increase the number of ships visiting Miami and increase the community’s interest and support:

Enhance the broader community’s understanding and support of the needs of our local veterans
 

Additional Committee Programming

Top Investors

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