Mayor Jim Cason to visit Keller Williams Realty

April 1, 2012

I am honored to announce that Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason will be visiting Grove Gables Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership Club as our special guest on Monday,  April 2nd (12noon-1pm).

The Mayor Jim Cason will speak for a few minutes and may even share his thoughts on being an effective public speaker.



  Keller Williams Realty

4649 Ponce de Leon Blvd

Suite 400

Coral Gables, FL 33146


Parking Meters on Ponce





Grove Gables Toastmasters is an economical way for individuals to Build their Public Speaking Confidence and Skills…

Believe it or not, your chances of dying of stage fright are extremely slim. You might feel as if you are dying on the stage, but chances are good your audience won’t even notice your wobbly knees and sweating armpits. Even the best speakers were once terrified novices, feeling the same symptoms as you when facing an audience. Fear no more!  Grove Gables Toastmasters is the best place to learn, to build your confidence, and to push yourself outside your comfort zone.  It’s a safe place where there is no penalty for failure!

About Jim

Jim Cason is a retired career U.S. Foreign Service officer with over 40 years of experience in national and international public service. Throughout his career, he has led large multi-agency Embassy communities throughout Latin America and Europe.  He is fluent in five languages.

A long-time Florida resident with a family history in public service, Jim has been married for nearly 40 years to his wife Carmen.  The Casons have two grown sons; one is a Naval Aviator and the other is in international business.  They also have four wonderful grandchildren.


Jim has had 10 years of higher education at several of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, plus advanced training in economics.  He is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University and the National War College.

Foreign Service Posts

  • U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay
  • Chief of Mission, U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba
  • Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassies in Honduras and Jamaica
  • Political advisor to the Commander of NATO’s Supreme Allied Command, Atlantic
  • Director of Regional Affairs, U.S. State Department Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • Served in U.S. Embassies in Portugal, Italy, El Salvador, Panama, Uruguay, Bolivia and Venezuela


  • Presidential Meritorious Service Award*
  • State Department Distinguished Honor Award
  • CIA National Intelligence Award
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Meritorious Service Medal
  • Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award
  • State Department Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Six State Department meritorious and Superior Honor Awards

*Presidential Commission selects best public servants from list of top 2% annually.

Current Roles

  • Senior Inspector, U.S. Department of State
  • President, Center for a Free Cuba
  • Board of Directors, Quincy Oil & Gas, Canada

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