Cross-posted from MBDA.gov blog by Alberto Betancourt, Press Secretary
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.
â€śIâ€™m very honored to receive this award,â€ť she said. â€śI 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. Thatâ€™s what inspires me to help minority-owned companies grow their own business.â€ť
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker also congratulated Castillo on the recognition. MBDA blog