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One on One with David Pena, ALPFA Senior Vice President of Programs

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No stranger to the non-profit world, David Pena has served as the Advocacy Director/Lobbyist for the American Heart Association and subsequently a position as Executive Director for the National Hispanic Business Association. NHBA was a national non-profit created and based in Austin, Texas. As its first Executive Director, David transitioned NHBA from an undergraduate loosely joined association into the largest undergraduate association for Hispanics majoring in business. As a one-man operation and through his leadership, David doubled the number of chapters from 17 to 47 chapters across 16 states at universities like UT Austin, Harvard, UC Berkeley and Notre Dame. In 2009, Mr. Peña oversaw the transition and eventual merger of NHBA into ALPFA. He now serves as Senior Vice President of Programs at the national ALPFA offices in Los Angeles, California. ALPFA National is a member-based association for professionals and students in the areas of business, accounting, finance and related fields. The Association is comprised of 38 professional chapters across the country and over 80 student chapters at colleges and universities. In his new role, David oversees all professional and student member programs including ALPFA’s largest program, the National Convention which brings together over 2500 professionals and students. He is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of ALPFA’s current National initiatives and programs. Throughout his professional career David has sought to change lives, improve his community and make a broader difference. Along the way he has been afforded several titles and the ability to lead great organizations. However, it’s the impact of his personal achievements, education and financial independence, which have truly changed his life and influenced his constant drive to create opportunities for others. Make sure you tune in from 3 to 4 p.m. CST for this amazing interview with a Latino unsung hero.