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JRD & Associates’ President, Jorge Duyos, Inducted into Miami Dade College Hall of Fame

MIAMI – May 1, 2012 – JRD & Associates, Inc. (JRD) announced today that Jorge Duyos, the company's President, has been inducted into the Miami Dade College (MDC) Alumni Hall of Fame. Duyos is one of 25 alumni presented with its top recognition for his great success and significant contributions to the engineering field.

"Our Hall of Fame honorees span a wide range of professions and possibilities," said MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón. "Their success inspires us with optimism for what future generations of Miami Dade College students will achieve and reminds us of education's ability to alter individual lives, families and communities."

Each year, new alumni are selected to join MDC's Hall of Fame's prestigious ranks. The impressive inductees represent an array of industries and careers, from architecture, medicine and entrepreneurship to urban development and visual arts. Miami Dade College will honor this year’s outstanding alumni at the 10th annual Hall of Fame Gala, being held on May 10, 2012 at 6pm at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Jorge Duyos, the founder and President of the industrial engineering and management consulting firm JRD & Associates Inc., uses queuing models, time and motion studies, and organizational analyses to help organizations improve operationally and financially. Duyos’ list of clients includes the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development; local and state governments; and, in the private sector, Starbucks Coffee, Burger King and The Sports Authority. After graduation, he worked as a management engineer at Mercy Hospital. He then spent six years evaluating operations for Miami-Dade County, and in 1995, he founded JRD & Associates Inc., which last year received the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Achievement Award. An active member in the Institute of Industrial Engineers, he was named “Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer” in 1998. He also has served on the State of Florida Board of Professional Engineers and the Miami Science Museum Board. He is currently on the board of the UM Alumni Association. Duyos also is a fellow of the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute.

Today, more than 175,000 students attend Miami Dade College, a state-supported college with eight campuses and numerous outreach centers. Miami Dade College is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the United States and one of the most highly regarded colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu.

About JRD & Associates:

Business leaders and government officials turn to JRD & Associates when faced with management, financial, and organizational challenges. Our team combines expertise in industrial engineering, management, finance, and technology to identify opportunities, develop alternative strategies, recommend value-added solutions, and assist in the implementation of these solutions. JRD serves a global client base from its offices in Miami and Washington, D.C. Learn more at www.jrdandassociates.com.

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Jorge R. Duyos
JRD & Associates, Inc.