Javier I. Marqués is President Mark Rosenberg’s Chief of Staff at Florida International University, where he oversees the Office of the President, the Office of the Board of Trustees, and the Office of Internal Audit. Mr. Marqués provides leadership, motivation, and coordination to the University community and executes directives on behalf of the President on strategic issues to ensure that the University’s goals and objectives are met. He also serves as a member of the University’s Executive Committee and External Relations Council and as liaison with Miami-Dade County and other local and state government agencies.
Prior to joining FIU, Mr. Marqués was Chief of Staff for Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez, where, for over eight years, he oversaw the office of the County Commission Chairman and Commission Offices, including a budget of more than $7 million and the management of the district and downtown commission offices. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Marqués successfully organized and developed the current Board of County Commission Office of Intergovernmental Affairs with offices in Tallahassee and Washington while strengthening local relationships with the Dade Delegation and local elected officials.
Additionally, Mr. Marqués organized and developed the Office of the Commission Auditor and Legislative Analysis, the Divisions of Protocol, Employee Recognition and Media Relations, BCC Support Staff, and the BCC Sergeant at Arms. He also developed a BCC Command Post at the County’s Emergency Operations Center to help local elected officials address the needs of their individual constituencies during hurricanes. Mr. Marqués has been credited for organizing and directing several hurricane relief missions within Florida in the aftermath of numerous hurricanes, as well as the largest organized relief effort to Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Mr. Marqués also represented the Board of County Commissioners on the planning committee for the MTV Video Music Awards and the Latin Grammys, and co-chaired the Intergovernmental/Dignitary Sub-Committee within the 2007 Super Bowl Host Committee, as well as hosting numerous dignitaries and local, state, and federal officials.
Prior to working for Martinez, Marqués was a senior administrative aide to Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jimmy L. Morales and previously held the posts of Assistant to the City Manager and Director of the Office of Public Information for the City of Miami.
Mr. Marqués is a member of the Social and Economic Development Council and serves on the Board of Directors for the South Florida After-School All-Stars. A lifetime member of the Florida International University Alumni Association, Javier Marqués earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from FIU and an MBA from Lynn University. He also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Education Program at Harvard University, the Center for Leadership’s Leading Decisions Program at Florida International University, and the Leadership Judgment Program at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Mr. Marqués is married to Lian Marie, and they live in Miami, Florida.
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