The Green Bay Packers on Tuesday honored Griselda Aldrete, president and CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM), with the annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership.
Ricardo Diaz, member of the Packers board of directors, presented Aldrete with the award on behalf of the organization at the United Community Center in Milwaukee.
Aldrete was honored for her leadership work in Milwaukee, and she previously served as executive director at the Cream City Foundation, director of corporate events at UMOS, criminal justice instructor at Bryant and Stratton College and Concordia University, and was an investigative reporter and photographer for ¡Aquí! Milwaukee magazine.
She received her B.A. from Marquette University in Criminology/Law Studies and Spanish, her M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and is currently pursuing her J.D. from Marquette University Law School. She serves on the board of directors for 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Pivot Milwaukee and Building Brave. She is a member of TEMPO Milwaukee and Milwaukee Forum.
Aldrete also serves on the advisory board for Visit Milwaukee Multicultural Committee, Notre Dame Middle School, United Way Emerging Leaders and United Way Latina Taskforce. She also is a steering committee member for Milwaukee Women Inc.
In 2014, she completed the National Hispana Leadership Institute Executive Leadership Fellowship and the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program. In 2013, Aldrete received Milwaukee Business Journal's 40 under 40 award and in 2014, she received the United Way of Greater Milwaukee's Philanthropic 5 award.
In 2015, Marquette University recognized her as the College of Art and Sciences Young Alumna of the Year and the Biz Times named her the winner of the Regional Spirit Award. Most recently, Aldrete was selected as a U.S. Delegate for the British American Project and named one of Wisconsin’s top 48 most powerful Latinos.
The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the sixth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2016 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.
Each award recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation. Aldrete has chosen for the donation to benefit Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, a 501c3 nonprofit.
About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Established by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is an award-winning nonprofit organization that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF is a 501(c)3 focused on assisting “a Latino to help hundreds more” through a unique cycle of leadership built on a high-profile, year-round continuum of sustainable programs including the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards, Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT), Hispanic Heritage Awards and Public Awareness Campaigns. HHF promotes cultural pride, accomplishment and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.