Frank Nero is out as chief executive officer of the Beacon Council.
Nero stepped down Friday. He served as president and CEO for nearly 17 years.
"I've enjoyed my tenure here. We've had a lot of success," Nero said. "After close to 17 years at The Beacon Council, clearly it is time to do other things. The growth of Miami-Dade County as an international business center has been gratifying. I would like to continue to be part of that effort in some manner. I will be announcing my plans in the near future."
"Through Frank's leadership, The Beacon Council has become a premier economic development organization," said Joseph Pallot, Chairman of The Beacon Council and General Counsel for Heico Corp. "We will build on that success continuing the mission of assisting local businesses and attracting new investments and jobs to Miami-Dade County."
"I want to thank Frank Nero for his many years of service to The Beacon Council," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. "While there is a change of leadership at The Beacon Council, their mission of working with the County and the private sector to bring new businesses and new jobs to our community - as well as retain existing ones - remains the same. I look forward to working with the interim leadership to maximize the potential of The Beacon Council and encourage forward-thinking economic growth in Miami-Dade County."
Robin Reiter was named interim CEO.
The Beacon Council is Miami-Dade County's official economic development partner.