About MDC

Board of Trustees

Jose Keichi Fuentes

Jose Keichi Fuentes

Jose Keichi Fuentes has a strong network of contacts and over 30 years of experience working in the government and in the political arena. Mr. Fuentes is a government relations professional who represents local government, other public bodies and private sector clients in environmental, safety, infrastructure and water resources at the state and local levels. He has the distinction of being the first Asian-American appointed to the Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees, as well as being a returning Board member.

His client list includes the City of Miami, Homestead, Pinecrest, Virginia Garden, North Miami Beach, Biscayne Park, Doral and Miami Springs, to name a few. In the private sector, he represents Hitachi, Wade Trim, ShotSpotter, Atkins, Community Champions, Century Homesbuilders, Covenant Airport Security, Mitsubishi and Ygrene/PACE. His extensive lobbying experience at the highest level of local, county and the state has helped him contribute to the passage of numerous legislation. He has also secured funding for the municipalities he represents through the allocation of major infrastructure projects funding. During his time as director of the South Florida Water Management District, Regional Office, Jose was instrumental in securing funds for key water projects Miami-Dade county.

He was recently recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a commendation for his work in helping to strengthen the relationship between the US, Florida, Japan and Latin America. He was also asked to serve as Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Group of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce where he has played a key role in engaging the Chamber to support the high-speed rail and Miami’s Port Tunnel Project as well as numerous other legislative Issues that impact South Florida. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Great Miami Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Mr. Fuentes is a board member of the City of Miami Waterfront Advisory Board and Chairman of Read to Succeed. He is a member of the City of Miami’s Mayor’s International Council and has served on the Executive Committee of the Miami Dade County Republican Party. Mr. Fuentes is past Chairman of both United Home Care Services and the Miami-Dade County Asian-American Advisory Board.