Jack Osterholt is Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County and Director of the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department. He is responsible for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department with its three airports including Miami International Airport, PortMiami and the Water and Sewer Department. Additionally, he is the Mayor’s liaison to the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Beacon Council, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Development Authority, South Florida Regional Planning Council and the Sports Commission.
Prior to joining the County, Osterholt was president of Osterholt Consulting, Inc., a strategic planning and management, and economic development consulting firm with a full range of clients from the private and public sectors. His clients included multi-national corporations, medium and small businesses, and progressive and dynamic governments and public agencies.
Osterholt served as the County Administrator for Broward County, Florida. As the County’s chief executive officer, he was responsible to the Broward County Commission for the day-to-day management of the County government that included over 7,000 employees, an annual budget of over $2 billion, and assets of over $700 billion.
During his tenure as the County Administrator, Osterholt was responsible for the development and financing of the home of the Florida Panthers, a 110-bed homeless assistance center; the planning for a $1 billion expansion of Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport; and an expansion of Port Everglades which will increase its cargo handling ability by over 100 percent.
Before becoming Broward’s County Administrator, Osterholt was the Executive Director of the South Florida Regional Planning Council. Prior to returning to South Florida, Osterholt was Deputy State Budget Director and head of policy and planning for then-Governor Bob Graham.
Osterholt received his Masters Degree in City Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology, and his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Louisville.