Linda Alvarado

President & CEO, Alvarado Construction

Linda Alvarado is the first woman and first Hispanic to own a Major League Baseball franchise, the Colorado Rockies. In addition, her accomplishments as president and CEO of Alvarado Construction, Inc., a commercial general contractor and construction management firm, have opened doors for women and minorities to new careers. Alvarado has been a commissioner of the White House Initiative for Hispanic Excellence in Education, and named by both Hispanic Business and Latino Leaders magazines as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America. Her leadership in the realms of business, sports, and civic life has earned her numerous prestigious honors, including the Sara Lee Corporation Frontrunner Award, the Horatio Alger Award, and induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Alvarado has served on the board of trustees of The Rose Community Foundation, Qwest Communications Foundation, and Taco Bell Foundation, and is a founding member of The Colorado Latino Community Foundation. She is currently a corporate director of 3M and Pitney Bowes.