FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Sybille Damas, 215-718-4249
CONGRESO SELECTS NEW CEO CAROLINA CABRERA DIGIORGIO
Agency embarks on new chapter in its 40th anniversary year
PHILADELPHIA - The Board of Directors of Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Congreso) announces the selection of Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio, Esq. as its new President and CEO. DiGiorgio begins her tenure in February 2017, bringing business and legal acumen to the position as well as extensive experience on Congreso’s Board. DiGiorgio served as Board Chair for two of her past seven years on the Board.
“After conducting a national search, I am delighted to welcome Carolina as the next President and CEO of Congreso” said Sid Smith, the current Chair of the Congreso Board. “She has the skills and passion to build upon Congreso’s outstanding reputation and its quality services seeking to strengthen Latino communities. Her dedication to the Board over the last seven years has resulted in increased financial sustainability and sophistication in how we think about our services and business model. In her new role, she no doubt will continue to strengthen this amazing organization.”
For the past two years, Carolina has served as the Director of Commerce for Montgomery County, PA. In this role, she has overseen workforce and economic development initiatives and linked private sector partnerships, community needs, and county government.
“I am honored by the opportunity to lead Congreso as its next CEO. I look forward to preserving the legacy and values of the organization while advancing quality services and advocacy efforts as we head into a new chapter together” said DiGiorgio.
Key community corporate partners, Craig Adams, President and CEO of PECO, and David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation applauded the selection of DiGiorgio citing her combination of legal, executive, and community leadership skills as vital to leading Congreso.
Ken Trujillo, shareholder at the law firm of Chamberlain Hrdlicka and former Congreso Board Chair, stated, “I am thrilled that the board has chosen Carolina as Congreso’s next leader. I can’t think of anyone who is better suited or that has been more dedicated to Congreso and its mission. I’ve known Carolina for most of her professional life, and she has demonstrated extraordinary intelligence, dedication, and leadership.”
Carolina, a native Honduran, was previously a business attorney at the law firm of Stradley Ronon where she specialized in real estate, finance, and nonprofit organizations. Carolina has served the City of Philadelphia in various civic commissions and previously served as a commissioner for Governor Corbett’s Commission for Latino Affairs. She currently serves on Governor Wolf’s Women’s Commission.
About Congreso: Founded in 1977, Congreso’s mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Congreso served 17,064 individuals in FY16 through its education, employment, health and social services.