Joseph Napoli
Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor, Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Joseph Napoli
In February 2014, Joseph Napoli was named Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, responsible for assisting the Aviation Director with directing all administrative, financial and operational activities for the department. Along with these responsibilities, Napoli manages long-term special projects for the Aviation Director; helps to shape departmental policies; oversees MDAD’s Communications, Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs, Professional Compliance and Protocol and International Affairs divisions. He brings an impressive depth of senior leadership experience and organizational management knowledge to the post. Before joining MDAD, he held the position of Senior Associate and South Florida Lead at the Miami office of Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading national strategy and technology consulting firm. Prior to that, he completed a distinguished career in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Colonel during his nearly 30 years of service. During his time in the military, Napoli held numerous top-level management positions with a focus on Latin America, including: Operations Manager of the U.S. Embassy/Military Group in Caracas, Venezuela; Military Group Commander/Senior Defense Official at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Chief of Staff/Deputy Director Strategic Effects of the Multinational Force in Iraq; and Senior Executive Advisor at the U.S. Southern Command in Miami. He earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a master’s degree in National Security Studies from the U.S. Army War College and in International Relations from Columbia University.