Deputy Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Office of the Mayor
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 N.W. 1st Street, 29th Floor
Miami, Florida 33128-1930
Phone: (305) 375-1451
Mr. Edward Marquez was appointed as Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County Government in August 2011 by the Honorable Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. As Deputy Mayor, Mr. Marquez is responsible for overseeing the internal management functions of the County, which include the County’s Management and Budget, Internal Services, Finance, Audit and Management, and Information Technology Departments. In addition to serving as Deputy Mayor, Mr. Marquez is also serving as Interim Finance Director while a national recruitment takes place to identify a permanent Finance Director.
Prior to becoming Deputy Mayor, Mr. Marquez was Senior Vice President of First Southwest Company and managed the Miami Office. He has also served as chief financial officer of the Miami-Dade County School Board – the fourth largest school board in the country with operating and construction budgets of $2.6 and $1.7 Billion, respectively. Prior to his tenure at the School Board, Mr. Marquez served as City of Miami Manager where he directed the development of the Five-Year Fiscal and Operational Recovery Plan, and coordinated a joint business-government blue ribbon task force to improve municipal efficiencies. As a result, Mr. Marquez effectively guided a near bankrupt city government, with a $400 Million operating and capital improvement budget and a workforce of 3,500, into fiscal well-being.
In addition, Mr. Marquez previously worked at Miami-Dade County as Audit Manager, Assistant Controller, Controller, and served as Finance Director from 1986 to 1996.
Mr. Marquez joined First Southwest in 1998, having been in public finance for 21 years. Mr. Marquez specialized in airport, transportation, and general government financings. He has served as lead project manager for prominent First Southwest Company clients, such as the Miami International Airport, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority; Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency; the counties of Broward and Palm Beach, Florida; and the City of Naples and the Village of Key Biscayne, Florida. In September 2003, Mr. Marquez took a one-year hiatus from First Southwest to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the Miami-Dade Public Schools, assisting the District with its financial challenges.
Prior to joining First Southwest, Mr. Marquez served as the City Manager of the City of Miami, Florida. He was retained by the City when it was confronted with a $68 million operational deficit. While at the City, Mr. Marquez directed the development of a five-year Fiscal Recovery Plan and coordinated a joint business-government blue-ribbon task force to improve municipal efficiencies.
Before working at the City of Miami, Mr. Marquez worked for Miami-Dade County, Florida, for 20 years in various capacities, the last ten of which he served as Miami-Dade County’s Finance Director. As such, Mr. Marquez directed all finance, treasury, and accounting operations of the $3.6 billion county and supervised the issuance of over $4.5 billion of debt which ran the gamut from tax-exempt and taxable offerings.
Professional Activities and Memberships:
Mr. Marquez is an active member of Government Finance Officers Association.
Mr. Marquez earned an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Florida International University.