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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 developed and constructed projects across the United States and internationally.

Alvarado has a successful track record building a diverse portfolio of commercial, industrial, Fortune 500, government, military, office, energy, utility, hotel, restaurant, education, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, mixed use, retail, telecommunications, research laboratories, mixed use, residential, convention centers, public venues, arenas, and sports stadiums.

Some of Alvarado’s projects include the Denver Broncos Empowercom Stadium at Mile High, the Phoenix and Colorado Convention Centers, the 37 story Hyatt Civic Center Hotel and Kirkland AFB high-energy research facility. Alvarado Construction was the Lead Construction Manager and General Contractor for the extensive remodel and restoration of the Pepsi Center as the venue for the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

In keeping with breaking non-traditional roles, Alvarado made history in 1991 as the first Hispanic (male or female) owner of a Major League Baseball Franchise when Denver was chosen for a new National League expansion team. 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, Engelhard Corporation, 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 appointed 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. 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.

She has been acknowledged as the first recipient of The United States Hispanic Chambers of Commerce “Ultimate Latina in Business Award” and “Business Woman of the Year” awards National Association of Construction Enterprises “Outstanding Woman in Construction” The Director’s Choice Award “Outstanding Director of Fortune 500 Companies, The National Society of Hispanic MBA's "Brillante Award", The National Association of Minority Engineers “Visionary Award”

She is an inductee in the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Latino International Sports Hall of Fame and the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame.

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, men, and people from diverse backgrounds to have opportunities to enter new careers.

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.


Dolly Parton, Indra Nooyi And The 13 Other Newcomers To Forbes ...
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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