We are a diverse group of nonprofit, government and private sector leaders who have come together to make Miami an even greater place to live, working together under the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami 2022 program.
We are Team One of Class 44.
We come from various backgrounds, with unique experiences and ideas of what Miami is and can become. We’ve come together to combine our many visions for the greater good of one Miami.
"I joined Leadership Miami because I wanted to get plugged into what’s happening in my community so I could help make a difference and long term impact."
"Leadership Miami is a program I have heard about since I graduated from college – the reputation precedes this powerful program. I am excited to join the Leadership Miami family and have the opportunity to continue developing relationships with likeminded professionals looking to make a positive, lasting impact on our community for years to come."
"I joined Leadership Miami because I wanted to work with a brilliant group of individuals that want to make Miami a great place to live and work."
Francesca de Quesada Covey
"I joined Leadership Miami to meet people."
"Undoubtedly current events, especially COVID-19 and the subsequent health and economic impact, have exposed how fragile, disparate, and unequitable we are as a society. However, it is also giving us the opportunity for change and to empower the present and future generation of leaders to pave the way towards a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. What draws me most to Leadership Miami is the opportunity to be at the forefront of this movement towards change by leveraging the unique and diverse talent of its participants and empowering each one to fulfill his or her life’s true purpose."
"I saw prior leaders within the organization complete this training and saw how beneficial it was to them. They only had positive experiences and advised me to apply and see if I would be selected. I have always given back to the community and feel as though there is so much more that can be done as well."
"I joined Leadership Miami because I want to enhance my leadership skills by learning from other leaders and mentors of the program and this will give me an opportunity to be more involved with the community I love so much!"
"I joined Leadership Miami because I wanted to get involved and give back to my community that had done so much for me over the years. Also to network with others that are also looking to impact our community."
Lilian M Raji
"I just moved to Miami last year. After 20 years establishing my communications agency in Atlanta and New York, I realized Leadership Miami would accelerate my ability to meet and network with the visionaries of the city while giving back to a city I’ve fallen in love with. My amazing WEONEMIAMI team has already made me successful in achieving the first part of my goal."
Paco C. Castellon
"I joined Leadership Miami to meet other leaders and work collaboratively with them to address the needs of the Miami community."
"I joined Leadership Miami because I wanted to broaden my aperture and give back to the community. Plus, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to meet interesting people and make new friends."