Advisory Board
Jeffrey Beers
Alex Penelas
Ronald Schrager


Advisory Board

 

Alex Penelas

Alex Penelas is an Advisor to LEÓN, MAYER & Co.

Mr. Penelas is currently a Principal of AP Consulting, LLC, a business development and public affairs consulting practice built on the professional and political experience of Alex’s successful career as the former Miami-Dade County Mayor. Mr. Penelas is involved in advising corporate and real Estate clients on a variety of matters. He also serves as a Senior Fellow and Professor of Government at St. Thomas University in Miami and as exclusive political expert and analyst to Univision Communications, Inc., the nation’s leading Spanish-language media company.

Mr. Penelas has been involved for over 17 years in public office including most recently as the Mayor and Chief Executive of Miami Dade County from 1996-2004 where he guided a community of 2.3 million people (one of the ten largest counties in the U.S.) and oversaw a $6 billion budget. During his post as Mayor, he was extremely successful in working with a multitude of companies including entrepreneurial start-ups, well-established local businesses, and Fortune 500 corporations to help the County grow as an economic and strategic powerhouse. Mr. Penelas is highly regarded as a problem-solver and maintains strong relationships with a wide range of corporate entities. In 1987, at the age of 25, he launched his public service career when elected Councilman in the City of Hialeah. In 1990, he was the youngest person ever elected to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners and six years later, in 1996, he was elected Miami-Dade’s first Executive Mayor.

Mr. Penelas holds a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, and a B.A. in Political Science from St. Thomas University.