• Becker & Poliakoff’s José K. Fuentes To Head GMCC Government Affairs Committee

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The well-known lobbyist and business development consultant will put his extensive experience to work to strengthen the ties between the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and local, state and national public officials

The law firm of Becker & Poliakoff announced that José Keichi Fuentes, a government relations consultant in the firm’s Government Law & Lobbying Group, has been appointed to head the Government Affairs Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC).

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José Keichi Fuentes

The committee works in conjunction with the Chamber’s substantive committees for the development of its state and federal legislative packages on issues that impact the South Florida community as a business center. The group also cultivates and strengthens relationships between the Chamber’s membership and elected and appointed officials in South Florida, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Fuentes is well-known in political circles as a leading provider of strategic lobbying and business development solutions in Florida. Among others, his client list includes the cities of Homestead, Miami Lakes and Miami Springs as well as All Aboard Florida, VE Restaurant Group, and AMEC Engineering.

He specializes in representing local municipalities, other public bodies and private sector clients in environmental, infrastructure and water resources at the federal, state and local levels.

Appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Board of Trustees of Miami-Dade College, Mr. Fuentes also is a board member of the City of Miami Waterfront Advisory Board, City Year Miami and St. Thomas University. He is a member of the Mayor’s International Council and serves on the Executive Committee of the Miami-Dade County Republican Party. Mr. Fuentes is past Chairman of both United Home Care Services and the Miami-Dade County Asian American Advisory Board.

In the past, Mr. Fuentes served as Director of Hispanic Affairs for the Cuban American Legislators from Miami-Dade County, legislative aide for Rep. Rudy Garcia, Director of the Office of the Speaker of the Florida House, Assistant to U.S. Senator Connie Mack, Government Liaison to the Board of County Commissioners, and Regional Director of Miami-Dade County’s South Florida Water Management District.

Mr. Fuentes previously served as Managing Partner of The Fuentes & Rodriguez Consulting Group, which merged with Becker & Poliakoff in 2013.

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ABOUT BECKER & POLIAKOFF

Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than 155 attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals in 18 domestic and international offices. Celebrating its fortieth (40th) year of serving clients, the firm has eight primary areas of practice: Real Estate, Construction Law & Litigation, Community Association, Customs & International Trade, Business Litigation, Corporate & Securities, Government Law & Lobbying, and the Intellectual Property & Emerging Technologies practice. For more about the firm, visit: www.becker-poliakoff.com or http://www.becker-poliakoff.com/blogs.aspx to access forums on the latest ideas and opinions on legal matters hosted by Becker & Poliakoff attorneys.

ABOUT THE GREATER MIAMI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (GMCC)

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in South Florida, representing more than 400,000 employees of member companies. It is an association of businesses and professions organized to create progress essential to attaining the social and economic needs of the community. To carry out its mission, the Chamber involves the private sector in community leadership to enhance the economic opportunities and quality of life in the area, while partnering with the community’s economic development and tourism agencies and their initiatives to make our Greater Miami a better place to live, work and play. For more than a century, the Greater Miami Chamber has been widely recognized and respected for its extraordinary record of economic development and community improvement. Its program of work is organized in five areas: Domestic Business Development, Governmental Affairs, International Business Development, Leadership Programs and Marketing & Member Services. For more information about GMCC, please visit http:www.miamichamber.com

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