Lester Sola has been appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD). He will oversee operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation (GA) airports throughout Miami-Dade County.
Sola has served Miami-Dade County for more than 26 years, most recently as Director of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department.
Sola began his career with Miami-Dade County government in 1992 as a member of the county manager management training program. He has held several high-level positions including: contract coordination officer; architectural and engineering consultant coordinator; assistant to the county manager; associate director for the aviation department; deputy director for the department of business development; supervisor of elections; and director of the internal services department.
Sola has a master's degree and bachelor's degree in public administration, with a minor in organizational psychology from Florida International University.