Millie Herrera

Millie Herrera is an inspirational business leader who founded and leads The Miami Group, a boutique management, IT, marketing strategies, and public affairs consulting firm that focuses on helping companies grow to their next level of excellence and increase profitability by identifying and leveraging their best human capital, market strengths, and innovative technologies.
From February 2012 to July 2013, Millie served as a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Labor as the Southeast Regional Representative for Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. Responsible for amplifying key programs and initiatives of the Department and the Administration, she served as liaison to federal, state and local government officials and community stakeholders.

During her tenure in the Department of Labor, Millie worked with women, veterans, farm workers, faith-based, civic and community organizations, educational institutions, federal contractors, other federal agencies, chambers of commerce and business groups, and elected officials in disseminating information on the Administration’s policies and programs, workers’ rights, workforce development, equal pay, prevention of human trafficking, collective bargaining, and the Affordable Care Act implementation.

Prior to founding The Miami Group, Millie was Product and Marketing Manager at Amadeus North America, Project Manager and Business Systems Analyst for American Bankers Insurance Group (now Assurant Group) and Centrust Bank, all in Miami, Florida; and Dresser Industries in Dallas, Texas. She began her professional career in technology as a programmer-analyst at GPI Grupo de Proyectos in Caracas, Venezuela, and later at City National Bank of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Believing that community involvement is the best way to make the world a better place for all, Millie currently serves as Chair of the Advocacy and Public Policy Committee and member the Board of Directors of NAWBO Miami Chapter and the Doral Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is a member of AAUW Miami Chapter, was a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem in Miami-Dade County from 2003-2012, and served on the Miami-Dade Commission for Women in 2002-2003. Millie held elected office in the Kendall Community Council 12 from 2003 to 2006, and was elected Vice Chair by her colleagues in 2005. She also served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Union Positiva, a non-profit organization focused on HIV/AIDS prevention and outreach for the Hispanic community from 2002-2005.
Millie is an opinion maker and is often sought out for interviews on issues of importance to Hispanics and working Americans by CNN and CNN Español, Telemundo, Univision TV and Radio local and national programs, MegaTV, AmericaTV, Mundo Fox, Mira TV, Caracol Radio, Actualidad Radio, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, El Diario Las Americas, Reuters, NTN24 Zoom, AP and EFE Americas. Millie also contributes articles to Miami Community Newspapers, the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. Since 2007, Millie is a visiting lecturer for the Masters in Political Communications at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain, and Universidad Camilo Jose Cela in Madrid, Spain.

Millie is a 2004 Fellow of the National Hispana Leadership Institute Executive Leadership Program, and completed the Harvard J.F.K. School of Government NHLI Executive Program. She has served on the Community Advisory Board of the Girls Advocacy Project, an intervention program for girls detained in the juvenile justice system. In 2004, she received the Latina of Excellence Award from Hispanic magazine, in 2013 the Glass Ceiling Award from the Florida Diversity Council, and in 2015 the Woman of Impact by the South Florida Women’s History Coalition.

Millie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems in 1983 from Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, Illinois; and a Master in Business Administration degree in 2001 from Florida International University, in Miami, Florida.

Millie Herrera was born in La Habana, Cuba, and in 1967 fled the Castro regime for Spain with her mom, step-dad, and younger sister. Seven months later, the family migrated to the United States and settled in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Millie resides in Miami, Florida, since 1987 with her daughter Ana Maria.