Cuban Latina Small Business Supporter and 2016 Pioneer Honoree
Millie Herrera

Meet Millie Herrera the 2016 Pioneer Hispanic Woman of Distinction, President, The Miami Group & Associates

 

“Latinas are the future of our country and as such we must continue to open doors for our hermanas, mentor and improve opportunities for Latinas and all women to excel in their education, career, business and politics.”- Millie Herrera, President, The Miami Group & Associates

Millie Herrera founded and leads The Miami Group & Associates, a boutique management, IT, marketing strategies and public affairs consulting firm that helps their clients’ businesses grow to their greatest potential.

From 2012 to 2013, Millie stepped down from the leadership of her firm when she was appointed by President Obama to serve under U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis as her Southeast Regional Representative. In that capacity, she worked with special community organizations, chambers of commerce, federal contractors, federal agencies and elected officials to disseminate and amplify the President’s policies and programs.

Millie HerreraMillie began her professional career in technology as a programmer-analyst at GPI Grupo de Proyectos in Caracas, Venezuela, City National Bank in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Systems Analyst at Dresser Industries in Dallas, Texas.  Moving to South Florida, Millie worked for several Miami-based companies before starting her own firm. She was Assistant VP of Special Projects for Centrust Bank, Business Systems Analyst for what is now the Assurant Group, and Project and Product Manager for Amadeus North America.

Believing that community service benefits everyone, Millie has served on numerous South Florida non-profit and civic organization boards. She is an active leader with the Miami chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, National Small Business Association and the Miami-Dade College Koubek Center Advisory Board. Millie held elected office in the Kendall Community Council 12 from 2003 to 2006 and was Vice Chair in 2005.

Her volunteer efforts have led to numerous awards such as being recognized as a “Woman of Impact” by the South Florida Women’s History Coalition, received the “Glass Ceiling Award” by the Florida Diversity Council and having Miami-Dade County declare “Millie Herrera Day” to honor this tireless businesswoman and activist.

Millie earned a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University, and an MBA from Florida International University.

Born in Cuba, Millie and her family escaped Castro’s regime in 1967. They first emigrated to Spain before coming to the United States several months later and settling in Louisiana. Millie, and her daughter, Ana Maria, have been Miami residents since 1987.

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Latin Business Today has shared all the amazing stories of the 2016 Hispanic Women of Distinction Honorees and the 2016 Pionerr Honoree Millie Herra.

2016 Hispanic Women of Distinction Honorees

For more information, visit Hispanic Women Of Distinction or (954) 709-1622.

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