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Public relations executive

Raul L. Martinez, Cuban public relations executive. Named Public Administrator of Year, South Florida chapter American Society Public Administration, 1984; recipient Legion of Honor award, 1977, Citizen Involvement award, Crime Commission Greater Miami, 1977, Over the Top award, Hialeah-Miami Springs Young Men’s Christian Association, 1979, Orden del Merito de Duarte Sanchez y Mella award, President of Dominican Republic, 2003.

Background

Martinez, Raul L. was born on March 6, 1949 in Santiago, Oriente, Cuba. Arrived in United States, 1960. Son of Chin and Aida Martinez.

Education

Associate of Arts, Miami Dade College. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Florida International University, Miami, 1977.

Career

Public, founder Spanish language newspaper El Sol de Hialeah, Florida, since 1969. President Martex Realty, Inc., 1975—1991. Council member City of Hialeah, 1977-1981, mayor, 1981—1990, 1993—2005.

President Martinez & Fernandez Public Relations, Miami Lakes, since 2005. Chairman Florida Hispanic Commission, 1976—1983. Member Florida State Commission Hispanic Affairs, 1979—1982, Governor's Commission Statewide Prosecution Function, 1984—1985, Florida State Comprehensive Plan Committee, 1985—1987.

Member Roundtable on Defense & Foreign Policy Democratic Policy Commission, 1985—1986. Chairman Dade County Council Mayors, Southern Florida Employment & Training Consortium, Hialeah Dade Development Inc.

Membership

Honorary advisory Miami Dade Community College, Hialeah Center Federation Hispanic Students. Board advisory Barry University, Miami Shores. Member community development committee United Way Dade County.

Member of Dade County Association Chiefs of Police, Florida League Cities (past president, Lifetime Achievement award 2006), National League Cities (board directors), Dade County Chamber of C., Hialeah Latin Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis.

Connections

Married Angela Callava, January 10, 1970. Children: Aida, Raul Junior.

father:
Chin Martinez

mother:
Aida Martinez

spouse:
Angela Callava

child:
Aida Martinez

child:
Raul Junior Martinez