At the end of this month, several individuals will officially become members of the 2018–2019 NRPA Board of Directors. Among those joining the board is Jose Felix Diaz, an executive vice president at Ballard Partners in Miami. Diaz is a government attorney who specializes in complex matters involving federal, state and local government approvals for clients that include individuals, nonprofit organizations and entities throughout South Florida and beyond. He has also been a Florida state representative and serves as a board member and ambassador for various nonprofit groups, including the South Florida National Parks Trust and the Zoo Miami Foundation. Diaz holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Miami, a juris doctorate from Columbia Law School and a certificate in energy planning and policy from the University of Idaho and has received numerous awards for his leadership and service.