Created on November 4, 2013
David A. Hinson, MBDA National Director, was selected as one of Diversity Plus magazine’s 2013 Top 30 Champions of Diversity. Hinson was selected for his demonstrated leadership, and for going above and beyond to mentor and assist with the growth of minority-owned firms. Diversity Plus acknowledged the fact that since the start of the Obama Administration, MBDA has helped minority-owned businesses access $14.6 billion in contracts and capital (through fiscal year 2012). This represents a 108 percent increase over the prior administration. The Agency’s clients have also created and saved nearly 40,000 jobs, making the four years under Hinson’s leadership the best performing years in MBDA’s 44-year history.
Visit Top 30 Champions of Diversity  to see the other champions.
Alejandra Y. Castillo, MBDA National Deputy Director, was one of five recipients of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s first Hispanic Business Community Awards. The awards recognized the impact of Latino business leaders on the Greater Washington, DC community and Castillo was recognized for her public service leadership.
“I’ve known Alejandra for many years,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “And we are proud to honor her for a career spent making a difference. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.”
Visit the Hispanic Heritage Foundation  website to learn more.