History can’t possibly be told without having the right people leading it. Part of the reason why lots of past historical events haven’t been documented properly is because the right people weren’t overseeing them. However, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is actively changing this by being intentional about who joins its team.
After all, we’ve all been able to witness how they continue to showcase the importance of diversity through their myriad of culturally-relevant exhibitions, which are often curated by true experts. To continue its mission to be as well-rounded as possible, they’ve added three new members to its board. One of those members is the successful Latina businesswoman, Linda Alvarado. Her success has been based on her experience in construction, which is one of the most important career paths for Latinos/es in the United States.
“With the addition of Linda Alvarado, Julie Flynn and Teuila Hanson to our board, we are not only gaining invaluable expertise in the business and leadership fields, but we are also welcoming three inspiring role models to our team,” said Anthea M. Hartig, the museum’s Elizabeth MacMillan Director in an official statement. “Their stories of perseverance and success, as well as their dedication to giving back, will be a source of motivation for all who visit our museum and engage with our work.”
Who is Linda Alvarado?
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Alvarado is the owner, president, and CEO of Alvarado Construction. She has 35 years of experience in the construction industry, with a focus on large multi-million dollar commercial, governmental and institutional contracts. Alvarado is known for pushing the envelope and her track record proves this. She’s even a modern history-maker when she became the first Latina owner of a Major League Baseball franchise and co-owner of the Colorado Rockies.
This Latina businesswoman is receiving her flowers in real-time. She has received various awards and continues to be recognized in the community. She, for instance, was named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics in America” by Hispanic Business magazine.
Her success is truly an inspiration to other Latinas!