Who's Who of Top Executives

Baldemar Fonseca

Title: Assistant Finance Director and Controller
Company: City of Homestead
Location: Homestead, Florida, United States

Baldemar Fonseca, assistant finance director and controller for the City of Homestead, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in governmental finance and accounting.

Mr. Fonseca began his educational journey at Miami Dade College, earning an Associate of Arts in accounting in 2011. He continued his academic pursuit, culminating in a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Florida International University College of Business in 2014. Committed to ongoing development, he participated in the Florida Government Finance Officers Association Leadership Class VI in 2023. Demonstrating exceptional acumen, he achieved the Certified Government Finance Officer designation, passing all five examinations in one sitting on his first attempt—an esteemed recognition underscoring his profound grasp of government finance and accounting.

Mr. Fonseca’s professional trajectory commenced at McDonald’s in 2006, where he started as a crew member and progressively rose to roles such as crew trainer, shift manager, assistant store manager, and finally, area supervisor, overseeing human resources, training, and development from 2013 to 2016. Transitioning to the public sector, he joined the City of Homestead in 2016 as an accountant I, steadily advancing to accountant II, then accountant III as a senior accountant, culminating in his tenure as accounting manager from 2021 to 2023. Currently, he serves as the assistant director of finance and controller, contributing his expertise to overseeing the city’s financial planning, record-keeping, and staff management.

Mr. Fonseca has been actively engaged in various philanthropic initiatives, dedicating his time and support to organizations such as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Doctors Beyond Borders, the Wounded Warrior Project, Sea Legacy, Lonely Whale, Mission Blue, the Ocean Conservancy, The World Wildlife Foundation, the Human Rights Campaign, Homes for Troops, the Woman’s Funds, and Polaris. Additionally, he has contributed his expertise as an income tax preparer at the Internal Revenue Services in 2013 and 2015. His philanthropic efforts have been recognized through leadership awards from McDonald’s in 2013 and 2015, acknowledging his exceptional contributions as president, chief executive officer, and director of operations. 

Mr. Fonseca attributes his success to his work ethic and consistency as a team player. Looking ahead, he aspires to become a certified public accountant and secure the finance director position for the City of Homestead. Actively engaged in professional bodies such as the Government Finance Officers Association and the National Grants Management Association, he plans to progress to more leadership roles within these organizations. Beyond his career, Mr. Fonseca cherishes creating special moments and lasting memories with loved ones. 

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