Humberto Alonso passed away on April 17, 2020 due to health complications.
Humberto served as Atkins vice president, a multi-national architectural and engineering firm where he lead general business positioning and community involvement activities in south Florida. He was a licensed and registered architect in the State of Florida with over 30 years of experience. He held senior management positions with the School Board of Broward County and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). As Director of the South Region of SFWMD, Humberto was instrumental in helping the Cities of Sweetwater and West Miami mitigate flooding issues by securing needed funds for infrastructure improvements. Humberto earned both his master’s degree in business administration and bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Miami.
Humberto was a dedicated community leader, was a member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years and served in numerous leadership roles, including group chair of Urban & Community Growth and chair for the Transportation and Infrastructure committees and was named one of “Miami’s Best” by Miami Today for his work in transportation. He was a founding board member for the South Florida Business Council (SFBC), a coalition chambers of commerce promoting regional solutions and cooperation. He served as past-chairman of the board of United HomeCare and Biscayne Bay Regional Restoration Coordination Team and is a past board member of the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida and was an alumni of Leadership Florida – Cornerstone Class XXXIV.
Though he was born in Habana, Cuba he was very proud to be an American and was thankful for the welcome and opportunity the US gave the Cuban community.
His priority was always family and his community service never interferes with his role as husband and father.
Humberto Alonso is survived by his wife Carmen Alonso and their two children Claudia Alonso and Javier Alonso.
In lieu of flowers, the Alonso Family kindly request that donations be made specifically to the Dr. Hoffman Research Study to continue to find a Cure for Multiple Myeloma at http://uom.convio.net/site/TR?px=2589859&fr_id=1080&pg=personal.