Edmundo Hidalgo

Community Member

Edmundo Hidalgo is the past President & CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC). Hidalgo served in this capacity from 2008 to 2016 and as its Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2008. Under his leadership, CPLC transformed into a regional community & economic development corporation. With almost 50 years of serving communities in the areas of Education, Economic Development, Housing and Health and Human Services, CPLC became one of the most impactful community development corporations in the country. Currently, CPLC is the third largest Latino non-profit in the United States serving over 800,000 individuals annually. CPLC currently has offices in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

Hidalgo is currently on the Board of Directors of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Arizona. Hidalgo serves on the Advisory Board for Morrison Institute for Public Policy at ASU and the Advisory Board of Prestamos CDFI. Hidalgo previously served as Chair of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Board, was the Founder of Sonoran Bank and was a Board Member of the Desert Botanical Gardens.

Hidalgo most recently served as Vice President of Outreach & Partnerships within Arizona State University. Hidalgo led ASU’s efforts to develop a comprehensive approach to outreach to include private and public-sector partnerships in an effort to improve individual and collective economic prosperity through education. Thru Hidalgo’s efforts, ASU became a Hispanic Serving Institution and was awarded the Seal of Excellence from Excelencia in Education.

Hidalgo was inducted into the Hispanic Leaders Hall of Fame by Valle Del Sol in 2017 and was named Man of the Year by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2016. He was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame by ASU – WP Carey School of Business in 2015 and was named 1 of 50 Most Influential Hispanics in the Country by Hispanic Business Magazine in 2014.

Edmundo grew up in the southern Arizona town of San Luis. He earned his B.A. in Economics in 1988 and received his MBA from Arizona State University in 2000.