Tony Quintero, a 35-year veteran with the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), was appointed in March 2010 to serve as the Associate Aviation Director for Governmental Affairs, where he is responsible for directing the Department’s legislative and regulatory affairs at the local, state and federal levels.
At the local level, he serves as the liaison with the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Office and the Board of County Commissioners and is responsible for obtaining Board approval of Aviation Department contracts, leases and other legislative or fiscal proposals.
Mr. Quintero also develops and promotes the Aviation Department’s federal and state legislative and regulatory goals and objectives. Mr. Quintero works closely with elected officials, federal and state agencies, airport associations, consultants and the business community to protect and promote the interests of the Miami-Dade County aviation system.
During his many years of service with Miami-Dade County, Mr. Quintero has served in a variety of progressively responsible operational and administrative positions. For the last 30 years, Mr. Quintero has been with MDAD’s Office of Governmental Affairs, which he helped establish in 1987. Prior to joining MDAD, Mr. Quintero worked in the airline industry at Miami International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Mr. Quintero is active in various professional associations, including Airports Council International and the Florida Airports Council where he also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Federal Affairs Committee. Mr. Quintero graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Barry University.
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