Daniel J. Alfonso
Daniel J. Alfonso is the City Manager at the City of Miami. He began work in the City of Miami as Director of Management and Budget in 2011 after 17 years working at Miami-Dade County. During his tenure at Miami Dade County, Mr. Alfonso worked in various operational and administrative positions including Revenue Collector at Miami Dade Transit, Budget Coordinator at the Office of Management and Budget, and Assistant Director at the General Services Administration Department. At the City of Miami, as Budget Director, he improved the annual budget process and the reporting of the City’s financial information; as City Manager, he is implementing various initiatives aimed at improving the City’s finance, employee morale, productivity, and customer service.
While working full time at Miami Dade County, Mr. Alfonso earned a Master of Science in Finance degree at Florida International University (2002) as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in Management, and International Business (2001). He also earned an Associate Degree in Accounting at Miami Dade College.
Mr. Alfonso also served in the United States Army from 1986 to 1991. He earned the rank of Sergeant, and in 1990 participated in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a Cavalry Scout assigned to the 24th Infantry Division.
He values family, loyalty, and education. He has been married for 29 years and has a son who currently attends Florida International University and a daughter of middle school age.