Created on October 25, 2013
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation held their first Hispanic Business Community Awards celebration Oct. 23 at the Capital One Bank headquarters in McLean, Va. The awards recognized the impact of Latino business leaders on the Greater Washington, DC community.
Alejandra Y. Castillo, MBDA National Deputy Director, was one of five awardees honored at the event. Castillo received the Public Service Leadership award.
“I’m very honored to receive this award,” she said. “I have a rewarding job where every day I come to work and have the unique privilege of honoring my father. He emigrated from the Dominican Republic and started his own business. That’s what inspires me to help minority-owned companies grow their own business.”
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker also congratulated Castillo on the recognition.
“I am happy to congratulate MBDA National Deputy Director Alejandra Y. Castillo on receiving the Hispanic Business Community Award for Public Service Leadership,” said Pritzker. “The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s recognition of Ms. Castillo’s leadership and critical work is a testament to the service and dedication of our Commerce Department employees.”
Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, said the organization was proud to honor the entire inspiring group of leaders.
“Through their work, vision and dedication they have made a significant contribution to our community,” he said.
To see the other Hispanic Business Community Awards honorees and learn more about the awards and Hispanic Heritage Foundation visit: www.hispanicheritage.com .