Alejandra Y. Castillo

Alejandra Y. Castillo

2015 Ricardo Salinas Scholar, Latinos and Society Program

Alejandra Y. Castillo (Washington, DC) is Minority Business Development Agency National Director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Alejandra Y. Castillo (Washington, DC) is Minority Business Development Agency National Director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker appointed Ms. Alejandra Y. Castillo to serve as the National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).  Ms. Castillo is the first Hispanic-American woman to lead the Agency since its creation.  In this capacity, Ms. Castillo directs the Agency’s strategic efforts to enhance the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises (MBEs).  Under Ms. Castillo’s leadership, the Agency has expanded its effort to help MBEs grow and succeed through access to capital, access to contract and access to business opportunities both domestically and abroad.  Prior to assuming this role, she served as National Deputy Director managing the Agency’s day-to-day operations and its national network of 44 business centers. (Attended Aspen Idea’s Festival, Spotlight Health)