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Director Angelo Castillo
Director of the Department of Strategic Planning
Angelo Castillo is a Cuban born American raised in New York City. Earning an academic and athletic scholarship he graduated from Wagner College with a degree in business administration and an MBA in finance. A graduate of New York Law School, he completed a senior executives in government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and served as an executive in the Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, Cuomo, and Pataki administrations in New York. He was named director of US HUD’s Florida State Office of Community Planning and Development under the Clinton Administration. He was appointed Director of Human Services for Broward County in 1998, overseeing a $250 million budget with 1,200 staff. He returned to US HUD as Deputy State Coordinator for Florida in 2000. From 2003 until joining Sheriff Israel’s command staff in 2013, he served as President and CEO of Broward based non-profit corporation. He formerly served as adjunct professor at St. Thomas University’s Graduate School of Management. In 2004, Mr. Castillo was elected to the Pembroke Pines City Commission becoming the first Hispanic American elected to serve on the City Commission in 30 years. He has three times served as Vice Mayor of his home city.
Castillo has served as a member of the Broward County Charter Review Commission, is a former Chair of the Broward County Planning Council, the Broward MPO, and the Broward County Tourist Development Council. Other board experience includes member emeritus Hispanic Unity of Florida, Broward County Juvenile Justice Board, Broward County Health Facilities Authority. Mr. Castillo has received numerous awards for his work in the field of health and human services, housing and community development, economic development and government finance. He was named Municipal Leader of the Year by the Broward County Council of Professional Firefighters, Humanitarian of the Year by the City of Hope Foundation, Humanitarian of the Year Broward Cystic Fibrosis Association, Elected Official of the Year by the Broward Coalition for the Homeless, and is a recipient of the Stephen R. Booher Memorial Award. In November of 2013, Sheriff Israel named Mr. Castillo Executive Director of BSO’s Strategic Planning and Situational Analysis Department, responsible for working with stakeholders from throughout BSO to define the mission, vision, and long-term goals of the agency and for establishing a strategy with measurable outcomes to implement BSO’s strategic goals. A key responsibility of the department is to collect and analyze the data needed to enhance BSO’s core public safety mission and maximize funding opportunities for the agency.