Jose A. Galan
Immediate Past Chair | Florida Council for Public Private Partnerships
Assistant Director | Internal Services Department | Miami-Dade County
Jose is a twenty-nine year veteran of Miami-Dade County government and has led or has been an integral member of a number of important large-scale projects and referendums. Currently, he is an Assistant Director in the Internal Services Department where he oversees the Fleet, RISK, Budget and Finance, Parking, Printing, Human Resources and Materials Management divisions. Jose has been assigned to the County’s Public Private Partnership team that is working on delivery a new civil courthouse that will probably be over 450,000 sq. ft. in size.
In 2014, he was tapped to serve on the Mayor’s Executive Team during the contract negotiations with the Miami Dolphins on the proposed Sun Life Stadium deal. He is also responsible for managing the operating agreement for the AmericanAirlines Arena and the close-out of the Marlins’ Ballpark construction project. During his assignment on the Marlins’ Ballpark project, he was responsible for the management of all contractual aspects of the $519 million Ballpark project and the associated components that include LEED certification. Among many of the complex details of a project of this size, he identified potential crises, and devised contingency plans while serving as advisor to the County’s Executive Office. He managed the $25 million public infrastructure improvements portion of the Ballpark project and was the liaison between the City of Miami, Florida Marlins and various County departments while leading the County’s ballpark working group.
His past experience includes, Chief of Program Legislation in the Office of Capital Improvements, Project Executive during the successful General Obligation Bond referendum, Division Chief of the Rickenbacker and Venetian Causeways, Senior Budget Analyst in the Office of Management and Budget and Assistant Department Director with the Public Works Department and. Jose holds a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Jose is founding member and the immediate past chair of the Florida Council for Public Private Partnerships. He lives with his wife and daughter in Coral Gables.