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Linda Alvarado  

Community Leader, Education Advocate; CEO of Alvarado Construction & National Women's Hall of Famer; First Latino Owner of a Major League Baseball Team

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. Based in Denver, the company has offices in several cities. Alvarado Construction has successfully developed and constructed projects across the United States and internationally.

Alvarado prides itself on its reputation for reliability, accurate estimating, engineering expertise, and successful track record of in-budget and on-schedule delivery of high-quality construction of commercial, government, Fortune 500 projects, industrial, transportation, telecommunications, educational, office, mixed use, retail, manufacturing, technology projects, and sports stadiums.

Alvarado’s projects include the Denver Broncos, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the Phoenix and Colorado Convention Centers, the Denver Aquarium, Trinidad Colorado Correctional Facility, Bernard Valdez Hispanic Heritage Center and the 37 story Hyatt Convention Center Hotel. Alvarado Construction was the Lead Construction Manager and General Contractor for the extensive remodel and restoration of the Pepsi Center as the venue forthe 2008 Democratic National Convention.

In keeping with breaking non-traditional roles, Alvarado made history in 1992 as the first Hispanic (male or female) owner of a Major League Baseball Franchise. As an owner of The Colorado Rockies, her 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.

Alvarado is a member of the board of Limbach Holdings. Inc. She previously served on the Board of Directors of several public companies in diverse industries, including 3M Company, Pitney Bowes, Mayo Clinic, Pepsi Bottling Group, Lennox International, Qwest Communications, Cyprus Amex Minerals and the United Banks of Colorado.

She is a founding member and past Chairman of the Board of the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and has served as a Commissioner of the White House Initiative for Hispanic Excellence in Education. She has served on the Board of Trustees of The Rose Community Foundation, Qwest Communications Foundation, the Taco Bell Foundation and founding member of The Colorado Latino Community Foundation.

Her leadership in business, civic, and charitable organizations has been acknowledged with numerous awards for achievement. She is an inductee in the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, and the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics in America” by Hispanic Business Magazine and Latino Leaders Magazine and voted by viewers as the “Most Inspiring Latino in America” for the American Latino Television Awards. She was also featured in the 2016 and 2017 Georgia Pacific Company BRAWNY Media Campaign Celebrating Women’s History Month.

Alvarado is a recipient of the Horatio Alger Award and honored along with U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and Maya Angelou as a recipient of the prestigious Sara Lee Corporation Frontrunner Award for exemplary achievement and leadership.

She is the first recipient of The United States Hispanic Chambers of Commerce “Ultimate Latina in Business Award” and honored twice as The United States Hispanic Chamber 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 The National Association of Minority Engineers “Visionary Award”

Alvarado is 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 women and minorities to enter new careers.

A nationally recognized speaker and advocate for business issues, Alvarado 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.

Speech Topics

The Minority Entrepreneur

Linda Alvarado is a history-maker. She is not only the first Hispanic to own a Major League Baseball franchise, but is the first woman to own one as well. Beginning her career in the construction industry, Alvarado has faced countless acts of discrimination because of her gender and ethnicity. In this speech, Alvarado shares wise insights and tips about navigating entrepreneurship as a member of a minority group. Audiences leave this inspirational speech feeling motivated to further their entrepreneurial goals and overcome obstacles they may face.

Believe in Your Ability to Succeed

When Linda Alvarado was rejected for a landscape laborer position for being a woman, she began a lifelong quest to prove them wrong and find success in construction. She would go on to found and run Alvarado Construction, one of the United States’ fastest growing construction companies. In addition, she became both the first Hispanic and first woman to own a Major League Baseball team. In this motivational speech, Alvarado shares her story and urges audiences to “make the choice to succeed.” She uses her experience to show we can overcome obstacles and find success in any field.

MLB (Major League Business) Strategies

From construction to baseball and banks, Linda Alvarado is a business leader and force across industries. She founded and leads a construction empire, as well as making history with her purchase of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. Alvarado imparts over 40 years of lessons on business leadership with audiences in this insightful speech. She has pushed countless boundaries and shares the strategies that have helped make her company and baseball team successful.


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Aug 5, 2021 ... Linda Alvarado. Net worth: $230 million. Source: Construction, franchises. Alvarado has spent more than four decades in construction. Her Denver-based firm, ...
Limbach Holdings, Inc. Announces Appointment of Linda G ...
Sep 1, 2021 ... Limbach Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMB) (“Limbach” or the “Company”) announced today the appointment of Linda G. Alvarado to the Company's Board of Direc.
How Linda Alvarado Went From Manual Labor To Becoming One Of ...
Oct 1, 2021 ... Brands restaurants (Taco Bells, Pizza Huts and KFCs) operated by Palo Alto Inc., a franchise company owned 51% by Alvarado and 49% by her husband, Robert. It's ...
Davidson: Alvarado family honored at I Have A Dream's 25th ...
From left: Rob and Amy Alvarado; Jeff Geller with daughters Estella and Lucinda Geller; Heather Alvarado; and Linda and Robert Alvarado. The Colorado I Have ...
Linda Alvarado satisfies appetite for baseball with ties to Rockies ...
Breakfast at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver and a Dodger Dog at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles were steps along the way that brought Linda Alvarado into ...
Female and Latina: Linda Alvarado recounts doubly hard journey to ...
Linda Alvarado made her mark in what had been an exclusively masculine field. Her first construction project was a bus shelter.

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