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Beacon Council Names Former Michigan Official as New Executive Director

Michael A. Finney, former economic development chief for the state of Michigan, has been named the new executive director of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, officials announced Thursday.

Finney takes over effective June 1. He is the Miami-Dade County's official economic development organization's fifth president in its 32-year history. Finney has spent more than 30 years working in the field of job creation and economic development, noted Jaret L. Davis, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Miami office and volunteer chair of the public-private organization.

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