Ricky Arriola is a Miami native of Cuban American roots. He has spent his adult life giving back to his community and plans to raise his Miami Beach born son Noah Ali Arriola to do the same.
In 2015, he was elected Miami Beach City Commissioner and was re-elected in 2019. His vision is to see Miami Beach become one of the Top 10 cities to live in America by ensuring a high quality of life for its residents; a welcoming place for its visitors; a good place to start and grow a business; and world-class government service.
Ricky is the Founder & CEO of Inktel Holdings Corporation which owns several leading business process outsourcing companies. Prior to founding Inktel, Ricky was an attorney with the Miami based law firm Steel Hector & Davis.
He has held civic roles in the areas of arts and culture; education and youth empowerment; business mentorship; and entrepreneurship. He was the Chairman for the City’s Finance Committee where he spearheaded a $439 million G.O. Bond program, and now chairs the Land Use & Sustainability Committee. He also serves on the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Ricky is passionate about arts and culture. He was the Chairman of the Board of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and served in President Obama’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities.
Ricky attended Christopher Columbus High School and then went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Boston College, his Juris Doctor Degree from St. John’s University School of Law, and his Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He also earned a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from USC in 2020. Ricky is an avid sportsman and accomplished Iron Man triathlete.