Chair, Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees
An MDC board member for more than 12 years, Armando J. Bucelo Jr. is now chairman. Leading Bucelo Law Group in Downtown Miami, Bucelo has served as special counsel to the City of Miami’s Code Enforcement Board for more than 15 years. Other appointments include past trustee for the Cuban-American National Republican Senatorial Committee and committee member of the Republican Party and current advisory board member of St. Thomas University’s School of Law. Under President George Bush, he was named co-chairman/director of the Securities Investor Protection Corp. He has also served as Special Advisor to the City of Miami, Trustee for the Cuban-American National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Committeeman for the Republican Party.
He was also appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the National Housing Development Corporation, one of the most prestigious national institutions dealing with affordable housing, and he was the first Hispanic and first Floridian selected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac).
He has been involved in a myriad of community activities, including the Board of Directors of the YMCA International, the American Red Cross, as past President of the Downtown Miami Business Association, and as past President of the Cuban-American Bar Association. He has been honored as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics on numerous occasions and has received proclamations from the U.S. House and Senate, the Florida House and Senate, and the cities of Coral Gables, Miami, Hialeah, West Miami, Sweetwater, and Miami-Dade County.
Trustee Bucelo earned his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami and is an alumnus of Miami Dade College.