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Winner receives two airline tickets for her eight years of service

Marysol Daugherty, a City of Westchester resident who has volunteered to provide customer service at Miami International Airport for the past eight years, was named MIA Volunteer Ambassador of the Year at the airport’s annual Volunteer Ambassador Recognition Gala on April 21. The event was held in advance of National Volunteer Week, which begins on April 23. For her service, Marysol received two tickets from American Airlines to travel anywhere in the continental U.S., the Caribbean, Canada or Mexico.

With her husband of 45 years, Marysol raised five children while working at the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, before retiring in 2005 after a 42-year career. Marysol also gives back to her community by volunteering at Fairchild Botanical Tropical Garden and the Miami-Dade Elections Department.

Marysol usually staffs the information counter in the Concourse D international greeter’s lobby, using her infectious smile to welcome passengers from around the world.

Marysol is more than deserving of our Volunteer of the Year award, and we are extremely proud of all our volunteer ambassadors who selflessly donate their time and energy to serve our more than 44 million passengers annually.
Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González

MIA’s Volunteer Ambassador Program has grown from 19 members in 2003 to its current roster of 80, who combined provided more than 12,000 hours of service in 2016. Ranging in age from 18 to 85, MIA’s volunteer ambassadors represent more than 22 countries, speak 18 languages, and include former educators, military veterans, engineers, nurses and airline employees.

Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, is America’s third-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and is the top U.S. airport for international freight. MIA, along with its general aviation airports, is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of $33.7 billion annually and welcoming 70 percent of all international visitors to Florida. MIA’s vision is to grow from a recognized hemispheric hub to a global airport of choice that offers customers a world-class experience and an expanded route network with direct passenger and cargo access to all world regions. MIA is committed to sustainable practices. Learn more at For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, transportation and more, visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.