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Beltsville Native Honored for His Work in Florida

Juan Diasgranados proudly displays his Legacy Award.

Congratulations to Juan Diasgranados for being listed in "Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow for 2017 in Miami, Florida."

The honorees were nominated by past honorees and community members and were selected by the publication based on their professional and philanthropic accomplishments. Diasgranados currently serves as the public affairs manager at Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation, the 8th-largest jail system in the country. His day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing and implementing the internal and external communications strategy for the office. Since the start of Juan's employment, his department has been featured on HBO, on CNN, and in the Miami-Herald.

Juan Diasgranados is a 2008 alumni of High Point High School where he was class president for four years and the vice president for the Prince George's County Regional Association of Student Government (PGRASG). During high school, Juan worked for former councilman Tom Dernoga answering calls from constituents and attending community events. Juan graduated with honors in 2012 from Hampton University majoring in broadcast journalism and was offered a job reporting for WPTV News in West Palm Beach, FL. After a couple of years working as a multi-media journalist, Juan moved to Miami, FL, where he accepted the position as the spokesman for Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Juan's outstanding leadership with the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation department while working alongside the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Broward County Sheriff's Department has earned him the award as one of "40 under 40 Leaders in Miami."

Juan is also an active member of the local and national chapter for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). Juan's parents reside in Beltsville, Maryland.

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