Our alumni have gone on to be successful public administrators in Miami-Dade county and beyond. Below is a list of some recent influential alumni, as well as selected job titles of our graduates.

Ten Influential Alumni

Alina Tejeda Hudak, Deputy Mayor Miami-Dade County
Richard Tonkinson, President, Tonkins Financial, Inc.
Carlos Curbelo, Miami-Dade School Board & Candidate for U.S. Congress
Edward Martos, Associate, Greenberg Traurig, PA
Jorge Gonzalez, Former City Manager, Miami Beach
Christopher Button, Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity, Strategic Management, US. Department of Homeland Security
David Rivero, Chief of Police, University of Miami
Greg Terp, Security Director, Miami Marlins
Daniel Defoe, Leadership Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency
Markus Ulmer, Energy Trader, Morgan Stanley, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Selected Job Titles of UM MPA Graduates 

Professor, Alhosn University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Town Administrator, Town of Aquinnah, MA
Deputy Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Former City Manager, City of Miami Beach, FL
Miami-Dade County, School Board member
Administrator, State Employees Workers’ Compensation, Providence, RI
Chief Purchasing Officer, Miami-Dade County
Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chief of Staff, Port of Miami
Marketing Manager, Historical Concepts, Atlanta, GA
Security Director, Miami Marlins
Police Director, Miami-Dade County Police Department
Human Resource Administrator, Miami-Dade Public Schools
Executive Director, M&P Training & Business Strategies
Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Center of Richmond, Inc., Staten Island, NY
Planer, Business Integration & Planning, Walt Disney World Resorts
Assistant Professor, Dept of Government & Justice Studies, Appalachian State University
Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Strategic Management, Dept. of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
International Development Associate, Chemonics International, Washington, D.C.
Senior Regulatory Analyst, Xcel Energy, Denver, CO
Advanced Imaging Specialist, Nikon Instruments, Boston, MA
Doctoral Candidate, Askew School of Public Administration, Florida State University
Energy Trader, Morgan Stanley, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Development Specialist, Children’s Home Society of Florida
Process Improvement Specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Leadership Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency
Health Care Analyst, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Director of Corporate and Institutional Giving, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Senior Political Associate, AFL-CIO, Working American, Washington, D.C.