DENVER – Governor Polis and the Colorado Workplace of Financial Improvement and Worldwide Commerce (OEDIT) introduced as we speak that Antonio Soto has been named Minority Business Office (MBO) Director.
Soto joined the Minority Enterprise Workplace in February 2021 as a program supervisor, however it shortly turned clear that he has the talents, expertise and imaginative and prescient wanted for the director place.
“Soto has confirmed to be a useful asset for the Minority Enterprise Workplace,” mentioned Patrick Meyers, Government Director at OEDIT and the State’s Chief Restoration Officer. “He has constructed connections with neighborhood members throughout the state and is utilizing these contacts to strengthen the community of help we’re constructing for the minority, girls and veteran-owned enterprise neighborhood.”
As MBO director, Soto will work with enterprise and neighborhood teams, together with the Minority Enterprise Advisory Council, to develop and implement MBO strategic planning. He’s liable for the route, administration and analysis of all company operations, packages and providers. Soto will even present management to the nonprofit and for-profit minority industries and organizations in Colorado.
The Minority Enterprise Workplace has a longtime community of public, personal and authorities assets that may be leveraged by companies of every kind and sizes to assist companies get in entrance of the suitable folks and enhance prospects regionally, nationally or internationally.
Soto involves OEDIT with a decade of expertise in finance and accounting, along with important volunteer expertise supporting the minority and enterprise communities. Previous to becoming a member of OEDIT, Soto labored at Re: Imaginative and prescient because the director of operations and served an area nonprofit group working with people in marginalized communities to develop leaders and domesticate extra equitable meals programs.
“Soto is an skilled neighborhood connector and confirmed chief in empowering communities,” mentioned Glenn Plagens, Director of Enterprise Help and Rural Prosperity at OEDIT. “He’s a important group member for the Minority Enterprise Workplace and can now have the ability to take his capability to collaborate and construct neighborhood help even additional as our new director.”
Soto begins his task instantly.