Myriam Marquez, Communications Director and Senior Advisor
Myriam Marquez serves as the Communications Director and Senior Advisor for the Office of the Mayor. In that role, she oversees a staff of about 150 and the communications for the county’s 25 departments, including Miami-Dade Aviation, PortMiami, Water and Sewer, Transit, and the 311 Contact Center.
Previously, Ms. Marquez worked for the Miami Herald Media Co. for 12 years, most recently as Executive Editor and Vice President of the award-winning el Nuevo Herald, among the largest daily Spanish-language newspapers and digital sites in the nation. Before joining el Nuevo Herald, Ms. Marquez was the first woman and Hispanic to serve as the Miami Herald’s Editorial Page Editor. She rose through the ranks beginning as Assistant City Editor and later Deputy Metro Editor of the Miami Herald before joining the Editorial Board.
An award-winning veteran journalist, Ms. Marquez also worked for the Orlando Sentinel for 18 years in various roles, as Enterprise Editor, Senior Columnist and Editorial Writer, specializing in local and state government coverage. She helped found the YMCA Hispanic Achievers program to help Latino teenagers excel in school and was a mentor in a reading program for elementary school students.
Ms. Marquez earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science from the University of Maryland, where she was invited to give the Philip Merrill College of Journalism’s commencement speech in 2015. She holds an associate arts degree from Miami Dade College and was inducted into the MDC Alumni Hall of Fame in 2011. She was recognized in 2009 by the South Florida Latin Chamber of Commerce and was selected that year by Hispanicbusiness.com among the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in the nation.
- Message Coordination
- Media Relations
- Social Media