MAYOR’S HISPANIC ADVISORY COUNCIL HOSTS THE 22ND ANNUAL LATINOS UNIDOS LUNCHEON ON MAY 5, 2020 FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER, MS. SYLVIA ACEVEDO, CEO GIRLS SCOUTS OF THE USA

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10/07/19

Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council proudly announce Ms. Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, will be the keynote speaker for the Council’s 22nd annual Latinos Unidos Luncheon.  The event will take place at 12 noon on May 5, 2020 at Armature Works.  The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida join the Council as partners of the event which will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.

Sylvia Acevedo - CEO - Girls Scouts of the USA SYLVIA ACEVEDO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA

Sylvia Acevedo is the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. A former Girl Scout herself from Las Cruces, New Mexico and longtime board member for the organization. Acevedo became interim CEO in June 2016 before officially taking over the nonprofit in May 2017. One of her chief goals is to prepare millions of girls for STEM-related jobs over the next several years. To enable that process, she’s created new science- and technology-related badges covering topics like robotics and coding, and is working with top industry experts at NASA, Palo Alto Networks, and Raytheon to ensure the nonprofit’s curriculum builds skills that employers will value. 

Ms. Acevedo worked previously as an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, IBM, and held top executive positions at Apple, Autodesk, and Dell. She was also a commissioner for the Presidential Initiative for Hispanic Educational Excellence, which focuses on increasing learning opportunities and achievement gaps within that community, and formerly ran her own trend analysis company called Communicard.  Ms. Acevedo earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University, and a master's in the same field from Stanford University.

 

The Latinos Unidos Luncheon showcases the rising influence and economic impact of Hispanics in our region, state and nation.  Event proceeds provide need-based scholarships to local students enrolled at Hillsborough Community College, University of South Florida and University of Tampa.

 

Sponsorships for the luncheon and general event information are currently available by contacting the Council at mayorhispanicadvisorycouncil@tampagov.net.  Tables and individual tickets will be available later and will be honored on a first come-first served basis. 

 

For information on the 2019 Latinos Unidos Luncheon, contact City Liaison, Melisa Martinez at 813-274-3193. More details at www.tampagov.net/mhac.

 

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For additional information, please contact:  

Melisa Martinez, Liaison  

(813) 274-3193

Melisa.Martinez@tampagov.net