United Way of Miami-Dade Elects Carlos A. Migoya as Board Chair


Carlos A. Migoya

United Way of Miami-Dade’s trustees have elected Carlos A. Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System, to serve as board chair. He succeeds Miguel G. Farra of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, who concludes his two-year term as chair. Beginning July 1, 2017, Migoya will spearhead the board comprised of business and community leaders who are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of United Way.

“Carlos understands United Way, its work and its mission, as he has held various volunteer leadership roles with the organization over the past three decades,” Farra said. “He is an amazing businessman and an even better Miamian, and I am honored to pass the torch to him and can’t wait to see the great initiatives he’ll lead over the next two years.”

In 2003, Migoya served as co-chair of United Way’s annual campaign, which benefited more than 100 local programs, and in 2015, he co-chaired United Way’s Tocqueville Society, leading a team of volunteers who galvanized individuals to give at the highest levels of philanthropy.

“My passion for United Way has held firm over the past 30 years, because it’s one of the best ways to serve this community. I’m proud of the way we are constantly listening to our supporters and subject-matter experts, the way we multiply our dollars and our impacts through a wide range of partnerships, and the way we hold ourselves accountable for results and efficiency,” Migoya said. “I look forward to continuing that work with our phenomenal professional staff and unmatched team of volunteers.”

At Jackson Health System, Migoya led a transformation that reversed years of massive losses and produced a surplus of more than $8 million, during his first year. In November 2013, he led a successful campaign in which 65 percent of Miami-Dade voters approved the $830 million Jackson Miracle-Building Bond program, which is the cornerstone of a 10-year, $1.67 billion capital plan to renovate, modernize and expand Jackson’s facilities. Prior to joining Jackson, Migoya served as Miami City Manager in 2010, where he successfully tackled the city’s ailing budget issues.

In addition to over 40 years of work in the banking industry, Migoya has been actively involved in several community organizations, including having served as the foundation chairman of Florida International University and as a member of the university’s Dean’s Council, the College of Business Administration’s principal advisory board. For nine years, Migoya served as a director of AutoNation, the largest auto retailer in the U.S. In addition to being chair of United Way, he currently serves as chairman of the Safety Net Hospitals Alliance of Florida and sits on the boards of the Downtown Charter School in Miami and the Beacon Council. He is a member of the Florida Council of 100, an organization of business leaders that promotes the economic growth of Florida and the economic well-being of Floridians. Migoya earned an undergraduate degree in finance and a master’s in finance from Florida International University.

About United Way of Miami-Dade

Since 1924, United Way of Miami-Dade has been an innovative force in the community, successfully responding to emerging needs and transforming people’s lives. Today our work is focused on education, financial stability and health—the building blocks for a good life. We invest in quality programs, advocate for better policies, engage people in the community and generate resources. To learn more, give, advocate or volunteer, visit www.unitedwaymiami.org, www.facebook.com/UnitedWayMiami,www.twitter.com/UnitedWayMiami, or www.instagram/UnitedWayMiami.

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