Smarter Business Series:Effective and Creative Leadership in Diverse Workforces 5.6.21
DescriptionChesterfield Chamber of Commerce
hosted by Bryant & Stratton
Effective and Creative Leadership in Diverse Workforces
Dr. Alberto Marino
Alberto is a Senior Diversity Officer at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro). Born in Caracas, Venezuela. He completed an MBA from Saint Leo University, Tampa, FL
Over 17 years of experience in corporate, educational recruiting and workforce development, focusing on diversity and inclusion. He gained this experience through his talent acquisition work for Fieldcore (GE), Coca-Cola, Humana and Nova Southeastern University. He worked as a refugee case manager and job developer for Catholic Charities and Lutheran Services in Florida, helping refugees to get an education and find employment.
In 2013, he created and launched Metro Trabajo with WMATA in Washington, DC to promote employment opportunities to recruit Latinos in the DC metropolitan area. This initiative helped increased doubling the number of Latino candidates hired by Metro since its inception in the Authority.
His community work includes representing WMATA as Appointed Commissioner of the Mayor of the District of Columbia on the Adult Education Career Pathway Task Force, Chairman of the Board of the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council, Montgomery College-Hispanic Business & Training Institute Advisory Council Member, Director-Board of Directors of Latinos in Transit and Chairman of the Workforce Development Committee of the Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Alberto has been recognized by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as “Corporate Affirmative Action Leader of the Year 2017,” and considered one of the 100 nation’s capital most influential people for the Hispanic community (Powermeter 100 Nominated by El Tiempo Latino/Washington Post Cohort 2017 and 2019), Prospanica Brillante Award for Community Service Excellence in 2019. Also, awardee of Top 100 Diversity Officers in the U.S. 2021 by the National Council of Diversity.
In the Washington Latino community, Alberto is known for hosting Minuto Metro, a TV broadcast produced by Telemundo, featuring Metro news and updates in Spanish.