David Peña Returns to ALPFA as President of Colleges and Universities

ALPFA to introduce new technology platform connecting students with
mentors, internships and full-time jobs upon graduation

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ALPFA, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, the largest
organization dedicated to empower and develop Latino leaders, created
the position of President of Colleges and Universities. ALPFA named
David Peña to lead the new program providing opportunities for student
members to connect with mentors, internships and new career
opportunities through ALPFA’s vast network of professional members,
corporate partners and partner organizations.

“David will ensure we help students align their purpose, passion, and
career – and then to give back as they become America’s new leaders,”
said Charles P. Garcia. ALPFA, Chief Executive Officer.

David returns to ALPFA, where he previously served as senior vice
president of programs. He has held leadership positions in several
non-profit and community organizations, including the National Hispanic
Business Association, American Heart Association, Greater Austin Asian
Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Dental Association.

“I am honored to be working with ALPFA again and I am confident that
with Charlie Garcia’s leadership we will grow our student programs
empowering millions of Latinos to become great leaders of character for
our nation,” Peña said.

More than 160 student chapters at colleges and universities across the
country and thousands of students already benefit from ALPFA’s
networking events, career building seminars and mentorship
opportunities. Peña and the ALPFA leadership team will introduce an
innovative technology-based platform that will ensure thousands of
Latino students, mentors and employers can connect and create new growth
and development opportunities.

“Our corporate partners recognize the power of ALPFA’s brand and our
strong connection with Latino students and professionals. This new
initiative will prepare the next generation of Latino leaders to serve
our community and our nation,” said Yvonne Garcia, ALPFA Board of
Directors Chairwoman and senior vice president and global head of client
solutions at State Street Corporation.

David will be based in ALPFA’s Houston office and report to ALPFA CEO
Charlie Garcia.


ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) is the longest
standing Latino organization with 72,000+ members assembled in 44
professional and more than 160 student chapters across America. Our
vision is to be the premier business organization for expanding
opportunities for Latino leadership in the global market.


Lori Ruff, Lori.ruff@national.alpfa.org