City of Miami Beach, Commissioner Jonah Wolfson
"From 2009 to present he served as the City of Miami Beach's Emergency Manager, bringing that operation to a superior level of performance, including the implementation and development of a series of table top exercises ensuring that the City of Miami Beach is ready for emergency situations including hurricanes...Through his efforts on August 12, 2012, the City of Miami Beach became the first municipality in South Florida to receive the National Weather Service (NWS) designation as a Storm Ready Community. This designation along with other qualifying criteria represents a savings of over 3.5 million dollars in flood insurance premiums to the residents and businesses of Miami Beach." - Excerpt from City of Miami Beach Proclamation of George Navarro Day, December 12, 2012, awarded by Commissioner Jonah Wolfson
City of Miami Beach, Former Police Chief Richard Barreto
"George is one of the most competent, loyal and reliable Law Enforcement Professionals I have had the privilege of working with. A true Professional with an innovative spirit who at all times is driven towards excellence. He is a real team player who can easily grasp difficult problems and craft sensible solutions." 2013 -Former City of Miami Beach Police Chief Richard Barreto, worked with George from 1988 to 2001 at the City of Miami Beach.
City of Miami Beach, Former Commissioner Simon Cruz
"George Navarro first came to my attention during the Versace investigation as I ran for commissioner at a trying time for our city. From the successful resolution of that case till the day I left public office ten years later, George Navarro was Miami Beach's go to person. He was entrusted to manage the largest police division, establish an action plan for managing the largest Urban Beach Festival weekend in the country to eventually becoming the City's Emergency Disaster manager. Above all, George Navarro has proven to be an intelligent, thoughtful and consummate professional." 2013 -Former City of Miami Beach Commissioner Simon Cruz served from 1997 to 2007.
Miami Children's Hospital
"Thanks for all the great team work and synchronicity demonstrated throughout the last 3 days. The Workshops, TTX activities and presentations ran extremely smooth because of the knowledge and professionalism demonstrated by each one of you! I am truly proud to be a part of this group!" 2013
Miami International Auto Show
"George Navarro has been a key part of the Miami International Auto Show family since 1990, while managing police security since 1997. His commitment to providing the safety and well being of tens of thousands of visitors the Auto Show attracts each year is unmatched. We've come to rely on George's keen insight and judgment when a potential problem may arise. Due largely to George and others at the City of Miami Beach Police Department, I am proud to say that today our show is considered among South Florida's most enjoyable family experiences. We thank George for his years of dedicated service to the Miami International Auto Show and wish him much success in his new venture."
Donald De Lucca, Doral Police Chief / President of International Association of Chiefs of Police
"George Navarro is a truly committed professional, who is results oriented. A great leader and great friend to law enforcement. I was blessed to work with him." -Donald De Lucca, Former Town of Golden Beach Police Chief and Former City of Miami Beach Police Chief served from January 1981- March 2007; worked with George from 1998 to 2007 at the City of Miami Beach.
Roman Jones, The Opium Group / Space Group / Foreigner (the band)
"George Navarro is the keenest, sharpest and most intuitive law enforcement and security expert I have ever come across. His ability to analyze and solve problems is unparalleled. George has a knack for reading through people and situations better than any leader in the field. I'm very proud to call him a friend and most valued and trusted professional resource." -Roman Jones, The Opium Group / Space Group / Foreigner (the band)
Progressive Miami International Boat Show / National Marine Manufacturers Association
"On behalf of the NMMA and the entire Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Team, I would like to sincerely thank you for all your guidance and assistance in pre-show planning and on-site management during the show. Going into the 2013 Show we had some up-front challenges with all new security staff, cleaning crews, and floor managers. What we didn’t anticipate was my absence due to a family emergency. I knew that I would have a lot less to worry about with you on our team, but didn’t anticipate relying on you to the extent that you performed. As it turned out, hiring you was not just a great decision, but the best decision we ever made. Your knowledge, expertise, management style and communication skills proved invaluable to the Show Team. In addition to a seamless execution of our security plans, your responsiveness to every member of our Show Team, regardless of the nature of the request, did not go unnoticed. I am confident that the camaraderie and rapport that was developed will be enduring. I don’t recall ever hearing so many positive remarks and compliments, from all levels of staff, on any team member or contractor as I did, upon my return, about you. I would also like to express my personal gratitude for all your support in my very untimely leave. Thank you for being there – it was a great comfort not only to me, but the entire staff knew they were in good hands. We look forward to working with you next year and beyond!"
- Melissa Gaffney, Assistant Show Manager, Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show (NMMA)
ParkJockey Global, Inc. / Umut Tekin, Co-founder & President
"I worked closely with George for the Miami International Boat Show in 2016 and 2017. We ran a complex parking operation that offered garage, surface lot, and valet parking services at the American Airlines Arena, Marlins Park, and several other locations on Virginia Key for 26,000 vehicles during a 5-day event. We also integrated License Plate Recognition cameras into our parking solution and captured 7,000+ license plate numbers to provide a more secure event environment for guests. George oversaw the planning and execution of all parking operations and helped the boat show company significantly grow its parking revenue, collect valuable data and enhance the event experience. George's extensive knowledge on running large scale operations, attention to detail and crisis management skills helped us successfully execute this event with zero operational or technical failures."
- Umut Tekin, Co-founder / President, ParkJockey Global,Inc
- Umut Tekin, Co-founder / President, ParkJockey Global,Inc
Freebee / Jason Spiegel, Managing Partner
"I've had the pleasure working with George during both the 2016 and 2017 Miami International Boat Show. When it comes to transportation logistic preparedness strategies, there is no one better than Navarro Consulting Group. George and his team make it happen and get the job done. George's leadership combined with knowledge and expertise continue to drive the Miami International Boat Show forward at it's new location. I would highly recommend George to execute any vision." -Jason Spiegel, Managing Partner
Global Security Solutions, LLC / Joel Fields, Owner & President
"Global Security Solutions has had the opportunity to work alongside George Navarro on a number of details, including the Miami International Boat Show. His vast experience, extensive knowledge, decisive leadership, and unwavering commitment make George an extreme pleasure to work with." - Joel Fields, Global Security Solutions, LLC
Accurate Event Group / Gordon Marrin, President
" I have had the pleasure of working with George Navarro on numerous events. His knowledge, guidance, and expertise in security consulting and managing special events has been a great asset to myself and the Accurate Event Group. Mr. Navarro travels with our company through the year both nationally and internationally for all Fed Cup and Davis Cup Tennis events. His remarkable ability to access a situation and make correct decisions on behalf of the tennis industry is insurmountable. Having a flawless history in law enforcement, in excess of 25 years in the public sector now permits him to be a huge success in the private sector and event management." - Gordon Marrin, President, Accurate Event Group
The Davis Cup / United States Tennis Association (U.S.T.A)
Thanks for making yet another trip and keeping us safe. Tashkent was a unique place from a security standpoint, but you guys made us feel very safe and if the players didn't feel safe the results would have been much different. - Client
Local 10 News Hurricane Specialist, Max Mayfield/ Former National Hurricane Center Director
I had the pleasure of interacting with George Navarro on several occasions while he was the Emergency Manager for the City of Miami Beach from 2009 through 2012. I always felt good knowing that George was doing everything he could to keep the residents and visitors in Miami Beach safe, especially during tropical storm and hurricane threats. George knows that the battle against the hurricane season is won outside of the hurricane season through planning and preparing. I wish him the best in his role as Director of the Navarro Consulting Group." 2013 - Hurricane Specialist Max Mayfield, WPLG Local 10 South Florida News; Former National Hurricane Center Director
Bottom left Photo: Max Mayfield, Former Director of the National Hurricane
Center and George Navarro, Director of Navarro Consulting Group at the City of Miami Beach 2011 Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Annual Hotelier's Meeting.
Bottom Right Photo: Robert Mueller, FBI Director and George Navarro, Director of Navarro Consulting Group.