MDC President to Address the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Miami, April 6. 2021 – Miami Dade College (MDC) President Madeline Pumariega will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s (GMCC) Smart Cities, a two-part webinar series to be held April 8 and 15, 10 a.m. to noon.

President Pumariega will participate in the April 15 session, “Miami Tech Education and Talent Development,” which will focus on the advancement and training of Miami’s future technology workforce. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the technology and education sectors, which includes Antonio Delgado, MDC’s Dean of the School of Engineering, Technology and Design.

Breaking through barriers and making history, President Pumariega is the first female president to lead MDC. Her passion for innovation in higher education was born out of her own experiences, first as student and then as a longtime administrator at MDC. Prior to her appointment as president, she was executive vice president and provost at Tallahassee Community College. She also served as the first female and Hispanic Chancellor of the Florida College System, and was president of Take Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit focused on breaking the poverty cycle through education. View President Pumariega’s complete bio here.

As the voice of business in South Florida, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 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. Its work program comprises six areas: Community and Industry Growth, Governmental Affairs, International Business, Leadership Programs, and Marketing & Member Services. The Greater Miami Chamber is a proactive chamber, regularly getting engaged in issues important to its member companies and individuals. It is primarily funded by membership dues, allowing it an independent presence in the community. For more information, visit

WHAT:             MDC President to Address the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

WHEN:             Thursday, April 15, 10 a.m. – noon

WHERE:          Virtual event, to register visit

For more information about the GMCC, contact Kristina Desir, 305-350-7700,