Humberto J. Cortina is the president and founder of HJC Consultants Inc, a small business enterprise providing consulting services in the areas of business and government consulting for over 20 years.
Cortina was elected to the House of Representatives of the State of Florida in 1982 and served his district for a 2 year term. Rep Cortina was Assistant City Manager for the City of Miami; he was Regional Director of the Council of the Americas, residing in Lima Peru, covering the Andean common markets countries, responsible for developing and implementing marketing programs designed to maximize the potential of US Investments in Latin America. He is currently a radio talk host at WOBA, Univision Radio.
He has served on many boards including: Member of the Hispanic American Business Association; Chairman, Sports, Recreation and Environment CBO Advisory Council; Member, Commission of Disability Issues, Dade Country, Florida; Executive Board Member of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Member of the Regional Board of the University of Florida; Board Member, Latin American Business Association; Member of the National Advisory Council of Bilingual Education (Presidential Appointment); Ci-Chairman, Urban League of Greater Miami, Florida; Member, National Association of Latino Elected Officials, (NALEO); Founder and Director of the Hispanic Heritage week, Dade County, FL; Member, Association of Bay of Pigs Veterans; Member, Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Florida.
Cortina was born in Havana, Cuba, and fled to the US in 1960. He participated in the Bay of Pigs Invasion, was wounded in both legs, captured and sent to political prison for 2 years. Upon his return to the US, he was commissioned by President Kennedy as an Officer in the US Army. After serving for 2 years, he obtained a BA degree from the University of Florida. He has always been extremely active in community affairs in general and received numerous awards and commendations. Cortina has written numerous articles on Latin American and local community affairs.
During the Bay of Pigs invasion, I was Chief of Communications for the Second Battalion.