Millie Herrera, MBA

President & CEO of The Miami Group & Associates, a boutique management consulting firm with a Mission to help your business reach the next level of excellence.  We focus on helping midsize companies grow and achieve success by helping improve your company's operations, maximize technology to increase profitability, develop marketing and business plans, and promote your brand and products offline and online. We have expertise in diverse industries and partner with expert teams of marketers and other professionals. In 2012, Millie took a temporary leave from The Miami Group to join the Obama Administration as the Southeast Regional Representative at the Department of Labor. At DOL, she was part of Secretary Hilda Solis’s leadership team and led community initiatives to amplify the policies of the Department of Labor and the Obama Administration in the nine Southeast states. Prior to founding The Miami Group & Associates, Millie managed IT projects of global reach to implement travel technology solutions for travel agencies, dot.coms and cruise lines, financial systems for banks, insurance, engineering and energy companies. Believing that community involvement is the best way to make the world a better place, Millie is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Miami Chapter, and is active in public policy advocacy both locally and nationally, and serves on the Advisory Board of Miami Dade College Koubek Center. She previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Orchestra Miami, volunteer Guardian Ad Litem in Miami-Dade County from 2003-2012, and on the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women in 2002-2003. Millie held elected office in the Kendall Community Council 12 from 2003 to 2006, and was elected Vice Chair in 2005. She also served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Union Positiva, a non-profit organization focused on HIV/AIDS prevention and outreach for the Hispanic community from 2002-2005. Millie is an influencer and is often sought out for interviews on issues of importance to businesses, Hispanics and working Americans on national and local TV, radio, and print media. Millie also contributes articles to Miami Community Newspapers, the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. Millie has been a visiting lecturer for the Masters in Political Communications at the Universidad Pontifícia de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain, and the Universidad Camilo José Cela in Madrid, Spain. Millie is a 2004 Fellow of the National Hispana Leadership Institute Executive Leadership Program, and completed the Harvard J.F.K. School of Government NHLI Executive Program on Latina Public Policy, is a member of the Harvard Alumni Club of Miami, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government South Florida Network. She has served on the Community Advisory Board of the Girls Advocacy Project, an intervention program for girls in the juvenile justice system. Millie has been honored with the 2004 Latina of Excellence Award from Hispanic magazine, 2013 Glass Ceiling Award from the Florida Diversity Council, 2015 Woman of Impact Award from the Women’s History Coalition of Miami-Dade County, the 2016 Miami LATINA Style Entrepreneur of the Year, and the 2016 Pioneer Hispanic Woman of Distinction. Millie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, Illinois; and a Master in Business Administration degree from Florida International University, in Miami, Florida. Millie Herrera was born in La Habana, Cuba, and fled the Castro regime with her family, settling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she grew up. Millie resides in Miami, Florida, since 1987 with her daughter Ana Maria.