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HHF Announces New COO

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

For Immediate Release


WASHINGTON, DC – Stephanie A. Herrera has joined the 28-year old, award-winning Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) as Chief Operating and Development Officer reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer Jose Antonio Tijerino.

“We are thrilled to bring Stephanie on board to strengthen our infrastructure and build on our success to make an even greater impact on our community and America,” said Tijerino.  “We look forward to leveraging her tremendous experience and expertise which align with our focus on STEM, finance, entrepreneurship and education.  Mostly, we appreciate the sincere passion and commitment she has demonstrated her entire career for moving our community forward through education, connectivity and workforce development, which are the HHF cornerstones.”

Herrera has brought more than 20 years of strategic business development experience in nonprofits and membership organizations, and a lifetime of experience and passion for education, community, sustainable development and social justice.  As the former Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Herrera led the second most successful sustainability professional development conference in AASHE history. Prior to AASHE, she served as Director of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation overseeing their educational programs in the STEM fields.  She has also served as the Senior Regional Vice President at NSHMBA (National Society of Hispanic MBAs).  Herrera has received the 2009 Un Orgullo Hispano Award by the Procurement Institute of the Americas, the 2002 Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year award by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Colorado District, and been recognized twice by the United States Congressional Record for her leadership in the community.  Herrera holds a BA in International Business Management and an MBA in Market Strategy from Regis University. Currently, she is ABD for her Doctorate of Business Administration.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation inspires, prepares, positions and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF’s award-winning LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) leadership and workforce development program is divided into 10 “Tracks,” or fields including Innovation & Technology, Science, Healthcare, Engineering, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Education, Public Service, Media & Entertainment, and Latinas. HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Los Angeles, Miami, New York and the LOFT Institute is housed at Michigan State University (Visit


Contact:  Belen Marquina,, 202.861.9797.

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