The 30th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew’s assault on South Florida is days away, and for the uninitiated and those who may have forgotten, here is what the Category 5 storm did to southern Miami-Dade County and elsewhere. Interviews this week with businessmen, economists, forecasters and other experts show substantial improvements over the last three decades. Many agree that another storm of Andrew’s magnitude is likely to be mitigated by preventive measures taken over the years, though South Florida’s growing status as a preferred place for out-of-staters to relocate has raised uncertainties about the extent of damages another massive storm could cause.
Tony Villamil to present at the Business Summit Event of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Senior Advisor, will be presenting at the second annual Small Business Summit next month (Friday, May 6) with his take on the pulse of the economy. The 2022 summit, held at the Gables Art Cinema, is expected to sell out its 150 seats.
Tony Villamil, Founder and Senior Advisor of The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG), has been reapointed by The Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s Board of Directors for Fiscal Year October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021, under the ex-officio, non-voting category.
On October 23, Tony Villamil Founder and Senior Advisor of The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG), was interviewed by Neal Asbury on fiscal and economic policies of the two presidential candidates Donald Trump (R) and Joe Biden (D).
A child raised in Overtown will live an average of 71 years, while one raised in Brickell Key has a life expectancy of 86 years. Why is there such a large difference in life expectancy for children in Miami?
Marielena Villamil, WEG’s Chief Executive Officer, is recognized for her extraordinary contributions to South Florida as the recipient of the Latina Pioneer Award at this year’s 14th Annual Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity Awards Luncheon.
Miami Herald Editorial by Marielena Villamil and Harve Mogul Urges Florida House to Pass the Senate’s FHIX Plan
In a Miami Herald editorial article dated April 18, 2015, Marielena Villamil, WEG CEO and United Way Board Member, and Harve A. Mogul, United Way President and CEO, urged the Florida House to use the remaining days of the 2015 Legislative Session to pass the Senate’s FHIX plan. In the article, they describe the FHIX […]
Marielena Villamil, cofundadora y presidente del Washington Economics Group, Inc. fue entrevistada por Ivonne Gómez, Reportera del Nuevo Herald sobre su gran y extensa trayectoria empresarial. Marielena fue nombrada recientemente miembro de la Asamblea Nacional de Asesores del BBVA Compass, institución financiera con rango mundial, luego de desempeñarse por un año en la junta de la sucursal del mismo banco en el sur de la Florida.
Civic leader and business executive, Marielena Villamil, has been named the 22nd member of BBVA Compass’ National Advisory Board, which is made up of executives from across the bank’s Sunbelt footprint. Ms. Villamil is the co-founder and president of The Washington Economics Group Inc., an economics consulting firm based in Coral Gables, Fla.
WEG Founder and Principal Reappointed Chair of Economic Roundtable at the Beacon Council Annual Meeting
Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principa, was reappointed as Chair of the Economic Roundtable at the Beacon Council Annual Meeting on October 15. The Beacon Council is the official economic development entity of Miami-Dade County.
Marielena Villamil, WEG co-founder and CEO, was recently appointed to the South Florida Advisory Board of BBVA Compass. Mrs. Villamil brings her business, higher education and civic experience to the Advisory Board
Miami Today Highlights Tony Villamil’s Upcoming Retirement as Dean from St. Thomas University School of Business
This Fall will be Tony Villamil’s last as Dean of the Business School at St. Thomas University. In the July 17th issue of Miami Today, reporter Samantha Joseph interviewed the Dean and WEG Founder on his upcoming departure and time at the University as well as his University colleagues.
Student Body President of University of Florida, and WEG officer,TJ Villamil, Addresses Executives and Students in Support of Governor Scott’s new Higher Education Initiatives
On February 11, Governor Scott visited the University of Florida (UF) to outline his budget, which recommends a $1.1 billing investment for state colleges and $3.8 billion for Florida’s universities. In his appearance at UF, Governor Scott said that “targeted investments in higher education will help ensure Florida has a university that ranks on the top 10 in the United States.”
Marielena Villamil, Founder, President and CEO of The Washington Economics Group received the 2012 Sunshine Award from the South Florida Chamber of Commerce during its 18th Annual Sunshine Award event
The Washington Economics Group, Inc. Founder, President and CEO, Marielena Villamil, received the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from CAMACOL
WEG CEO Marielena Villamil participated in the 2012 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Goals Conference, held on May 31st and June 1st. At its annual goal building sessions, Chamber members discussed issues such as working to implement the new One Community One Goal initiative, as well as the debate over bringing mega casinos to Miami-Dade and the funding of education at all levels.
Tony Villamil, Principal Economic Advisor of the Washington Economics Group, Inc. consulting economic firm based in Coral Gables, Florida and Dean of the School of Business at St. Thomas University, has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, John Bryson, as Member of the Florida District Export Council.