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Director of Community & Business Development
Michael works as the Community and Business Development Specialist for the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) of Greater Kansas City. Michael oversees HEDC’s Business Development Program, offering services for economic inclusion to Latino entrepreneurs in the states of Kansas and Missouri. Michael graduated from Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management in Kansas City, Missouri. Michael’s experience with the Latino community includes cultural immersion study abroad in Costa Rica and bilingual tutoring to elementary students at El Centro, Inc.’s after-school program. Michael also organized and led two Global Research Initiative projects – a partnership between the International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City and Rockhurst University-HSOM – developing international strategic plans for KC-area construction company’s expansion into Latin-American markets.