18:45 PM

MIA Deputy Director named to Black Business Leaders List

Basil A. Binns, II, Deputy Director for Administration and Business Development and Retention at the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) since March 2022, has been named one of Legacy Miami Magazine’s Most Powerful and Influential Black Business Leaders for 2022. Binns was one of 50 executives in Miami-Dade County chosen to be recognized in the annual publication.

Legacy Miami Magazine is published by M-I-A Media Group LLC, one of the largest Black-owned publishers in the U.S. Established in 2004, the company has more than one million readers and publishes Legacy Miami, Legacy South Florida, and M-I-A magazines.

In his current role, Binns oversees MDAD’s Business Retention and Development divisions, which are responsible for commercial operations and real estate management for Miami International Airport and the County’s four general aviation airports. He is also responsible for the Department’s Administration divisions, which include Human Resources, Information Systems, Small Business Development, Contract Administration, and Commodities Management.

Prior to joining the Aviation Department, he served as the Assistant Port Director for Business Development and Administration at PortMiami from 2018 to 2022.  In this role, he was responsible for the development of the Port’s long-term contracts, commercial development program, and related financial strategies, client relations, and business administration. 

Mr. Binns began his professional career as an executive team leader for a major retail corporation, where he was responsible for logistics and freight flow. He then served in various administrative and professional positions in City of Miami government. 

In 2011, Mr. Binns joined Miami-Dade County as the senior legislative and policy aide to the Vice Chairperson of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. He then served in the County’s Office of Management and Budget as a Senior Business Analyst and in the Office of the Mayor, where he assisted with the management and oversight of several County departments and was responsible for the implementation of County initiatives.

He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, and serves on the Board of Directors for the One Hundred Black Men of South Florida, Inc. and the Miami Bayside Foundation.

Binns holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida.  He is married and has two daughters.