Linda Alvarado is President and Chief Executive Officer of Alvarado Construction, Inc., a commercial general contractor, construction manager, development, design/build, and property management firm. Alvarado Construction has offices in multiple states and has successfully developed and built multi-million dollar projects across the United States and internationally.
In keeping with breaking non-traditional roles, Linda Alvarado made history in 1991 as the first Latino owner (male or female) of a Major League Baseball Franchise, the Colorado Rockies. Her ownership role is also significant as it marked the first time that any woman was involved in a bid for ownership of a major league baseball team.
Linda Alvarado is a director of Pitney Bowes, and the Mayo Clinic. She previously served on the Board of Directors of 3M, Pepsi Bottling Group, Lennox International, Qwest Communications, Cyprus Amex Minerals and the United Banks of Colorado.
She is an inductee in the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame, the National Minority Business Hall of Fame, the Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame and the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.
Linda’s actively involved supporting many charitable organizations and has served on the board of Colorado Inroads, Denver Children’s Museum, Tennyson Center for Abused Children, and the Downtown Denver Partnership. She has been a founding trustee of The Rose Community Foundation, Qwest Communications Foundation, the Taco Bell Foundation and is a founder of The Colorado Latino Community Foundation.
Linda has been named by Hispanic Business Magazine and Latino Leaders Magazine as one of the Most Influential Hispanics in America and voted by viewers as “The Most Inspiring Latino in America” for the American Latino Television Awards.
Linda is a founding member and the first woman Chairman of the Board of the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a Presidential appointee as a Commissioner to the White House Initiative for Hispanic Excellence in Education.
Her leadership in business, civic, and charitable organizations has been acknowledged with awards. She has received the “Nine who Care Award” by KUSA Gannet Broadcasting Company, Inroads National Leadership Eagle Award, The Denver American Jewish Committee Humanitarian Award, Denver Child Opportunity HEADSTART Leadership Award, and the University of Northern Colorado “CUMBRES” Leadership Award.
Linda is the first recipient of the United States Hispanic Chambers of Commerce “Ultimate Latina in Business” and honored twice as The United States Hispanic Chambers of Commerce “Business Woman of the Year”, a recipient of The National Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership Award, the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s “Brillante Award”, the Martin Luther King Social Responsibility Award by the Colorado MLK Commission, named The Revlon Businesswoman of the Year, and recipient of the National Association of Minority Engineers “Visionary Award”.
With her ownership in baseball Linda was presented the Manny Mota Foundation Pinch Hitter Award raising money in support of families in the Dominican Republic, The Horatio Alger Award, and honored along with U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and Maya Angelou with the prestigious Sara Lee Corporation Frontrunner Award for exemplary achievement and leadership.
Linda has been the focus of many articles in newspapers, books, business publications, educational curriculums, civics texts, on the cover of several national magazines and featured in numerous media broadcasts. She has set high standards as a successful business owner and her accomplishments have opened doors for other woman and people of all ethnic backgrounds to enter new careers.
A nationally recognized speaker and advocate for business issues, Linda has given numerous keynote presentations for corporations, institutions of higher education, national conferences, and in public schools and universities motivating young people to excel and achieve their dreams.