Introducing our next Executive Director Tony Lima!

599016_10151474282337731_897780406_n.jpgSAVE Dade is proud to announce today the hiring of Tony Lima as the organization's new Executive Director. Tony is set start on Tuesday, September 3rd.

"SAVE Dade is thrilled to welcome Tony as our next Executive Director," said Board Chairman Brian Adler. "He brings talent, enthusiasm and passion to his new role and will represent the LGBT community in Miami with distinction."

Tony brings more than sixteen years of leadership in marketing and nonprofit work to SAVE Dade. Tony held the position of Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Sales for the Miami Science Museum, where he was responsible for directing marketing efforts for the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science at Museum Park in Downtown Miami.

Prior to his hiring as Executive Director of SAVE Dade, Tony served on the organization’s Board of Directors. He has also served as Account Group Supervisor for GolinHarris, where he led the Miami office’s consumer brands practice and the agency’s Hispanic capabilities practice at a national level, and he has led successful marketing campaigns for CVS/Pharmacy, Levi’s, The Children's Trust, Staples, Royal Carribbean and Toyota, among others. He was also instrumental in the company's social marketing practice, having worked for many years on the National truth Campaign against tobacco, the most successful smoking cessation campaign of all time.

Tony earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Florida State University and completed Masters of Science work in Integrated Communications at Florida International University. In 2012, Tony completed the Miami Foundation Fellows program and was named a Top Latino Leader by Latino Leaders Magazine. Earlier this year, Tony was also featured as one of Brickell Magazine's Top 20 Professionals Under 40.

"I'm thrilled to be joining SAVE Dade at such an important time. There are many issues that affect our community and a great need to educate people in order to create tolerance, harmony and positive change. We're here to be champions for human rights and I am honored to have been chosen as the next Executive Director of this amazing organization," said Tony.

We welcome Tony and look forward to working with him starting in September.

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