Ingrid Alvared-DiMarzo, Hispanic Federation of CT
Ingrid Alvarez-DiMarzo is the Hispanic Federation’s Connecticut State Director responsible for the implementation of the Hispanic Federation’s state-wide strategic goals, including the institution’s nonprofit capacity-building work, public policy advocacy and direct service programs. With over 20 years experience in nonprofit management and capacity building, she has lent dynamic cross-functional experience in high impact program development, implementation and evaluation to the nonprofit sector in New York and Connecticut.
She was honored with the 2014 Lupian of the Year Award and named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Connecticut by Latinos United for Professional Excellence (LUPA) 2015.
Frank Alvarado, Senior Area Manager/Veterans Affairs Officer Small Business Administration, Bridgeport CT office
Frank is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College and earned an MBA from the University of New Haven. Prior to working for the SBA, Mr. Alvarado was employed by the Spanish American Merchants Association as the Director of the New Haven and Willimantic offices. In his current and past capacity, he assisted small business owners and future entrepreneurs with all issues related to being a small business owner in Connecticut. He also has spent many years working in municipal government and social services agencies specializing in economic development and finance. An active member of the community, Mr. Alvarado has served on the Board of Directors of several non-profit agencies in the New Haven area.
Mr. Alvarado has been involved in New Haven and state politics for many years and currently is the Treasurer for the Connecticut Hispanic Democratic Caucus. He has also served as Campaign Manager and Treasurer to many successful candidates for local and state offices. He is an avid supporter of issues which have had an impact on veterans, children and seniors.