Giving back for Robert means sharing his time and life experiences as a newcomer to Minnesota with others like him. Robert was born in Texas, moved to rural Minnesota in 1995, and earned his business administration degree with a minor in Economics. As the former director of the Willmar Area Multicultural Business Center, Robert tackled the challenges of poverty and creating opportunity through economic development.
Regarding his service on the Emerging Leaders Cabinet, Robert says, “I feel I am uniquely well positioned to understand the challenges and assets affecting Latinos in our state today. My vision is for us to unite around common issues and work collaboratively to advance the common good of all Minnesotans through intentional actions.”
Three things you should know about Robert: He’s driven, God is at the center, and he believes we should slow down and enjoy life.