Edmundo Hidalgo

March 4, 2016, 10:00 -11:00 am, Keynote: Is Any Job Truly Safe? The Future of Work and the Role of Creativity

Edmundo Hidalgo, former president/CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa, currently serves as vice president of Outreach Partnerships within ASU’s Educational Outreach & Student Services. In an effort to improve individual and collective economic prosperity through education, Hidalgo will lead ASU’s efforts to develop a comprehensive approach to outreach to include private and public-sector partnerships.

Edmundo Hidalgo previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) since 2008.  Prior to being appointed CEO, Edmundo had served as CPLC’s Chief Operations Officer since 1999.

CPLC is a regional community development corporation with more than 40 years of experience serving communities in the areas of Education, Economic Development, Housing and Health and Human Services. CPLC is the third largest non-profit in the County.

Edmundo’s dynamic leadership led CPLC to double-digit growth in each of the past five years of the last 7 years and catapulted the organization into a highly visible advocate for social and economic development, particularly in low-income Latino communities.

A few of Edmundo’s accomplishments are:

  1. Hispanic Business named Edmundo as 1 of 50 2014 Most Influential Hispanics
  2. Arizona Business Magazine’s 2014 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders
  3. Maricopa County Community Colleges 2013 HERO of Education
  4. Awarded the 2011 Organization for Nonprofit Executive Innovation Award

Edmundo grew up in the southern Arizona town of San Luis. He earned his B.A. in Economics in 1988 and received his MBA from Arizona State University in 2000. He has been married for 29 years to his wife Rosanna and has two sons, Jonathan and Matthew.