Announcement Creates Women-led Leadership for Organization with Recent Election of Michelle Sandoval of Swinerton as HCC Board President and Women-led Executive Board
Denver, CO – January 19, 2021 – Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC) announced its new Executive Director, Rosy Aburto McDonough. Aburto McDonough will assume responsibilities for HCC and its affiliated education organization, HCC Contractor Academy, overseeing daily operations for both and leading the HCC business association focused on the Colorado construction industry. For an industry where women represent less than 10% of the workforce, the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado leadership will be led by women with an executive board comprised of 75% women including the HCC board president.
“Our construction industry is thriving in Colorado, and we continue to need strong advocates like Rosy for HCC and our essential workforce made of both large and small businesses. Rosy brings an incredible depth of experience with an eye towards growth for our businesses, a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and leadership and management capabilities that will complement our executive team of officers,” said Michelle Sandoval, HCC President and Marketing Manager & Community Relations Liaison at Swinerton Builders.
“Our construction industry is moving forward despite challenges in Colorado, and we continue to need strong advocates like Rosy for HCC and our essential workforce made of both large and small businesses. Rosy brings an incredible depth of experience with an eye towards growth for our businesses, a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and leadership and management capabilities that will complement our executive team of officers,” said Michelle Sandoval, HCC President and Marketing Manager & Community Relations Liaison at Swinerton Builders.
In her role prior to joining HCC, Aburto McDonough served as the Director of the Minority Business Office of Colorado at the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) under Governor Jared Polis. At OEDIT she developed the statewide vision focused on supporting small minority- women- and veteran-owned businesses. Under her leadership, staff implemented strategic plans, continuously meeting and exceeding established annual performance measures and impact goals.
“HCC Continues to be the diversity leader in representing the construction industry in Colorado, and we are glad to have a champion to lead those efforts as ‘HCC Diversity Leader’ and as an association committed to helping businesses grow,” said Sandoval. “We are proud to see that reflected in our board representation, the sizes of companies we represent and the communities we reach.”
HCC proudly supports small, diverse contractors to learn how to do business with public entities and large corporations. Focused on commercial and public projects, our membership includes general contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors, A/E firms, public entities, suppliers, and service providers. We collaborate with other trade associations such as ABC, ACEC, AGC, BCG, CCA, COMTO, IECRM and SMACNA.
Aburto McDonough has extensive experience as a consultant and facilitator in the areas of strategic management, business sustainability and operations, financial literacy and analysis and funding sources, personal and business credit, and business development in two languages. She attained a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science (Applied Mathematics) from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) and a graduate MBA degree with emphasis in finance and international business from the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD).
Aburto McDonough assumes the role of former executive director for HCC, Chris Martinez, who retires in January. She will also support the HCC Contractor Academy and its board of directors led by board president, Rusty Gonzales – President, St. Andrews Construction. More information about Aburto McDonough is available at HCC’s website.
About Hispanic Contractors of Colorado
Founded in 1990, Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC) is a professional trade association or 501(c)(6), representing over 160 members with inclusive membership from all backgrounds. As Colorado’s Diversity leader, the mission of HCC is builds opportunities to strengthen and sustain HCC members’ knowledge, connections, and voice within the public/private sector in the Colorado Construction Industry. hcc-diversityleader.org
About HCC Contractor Academy
As the education arm of the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC), our non-profit (501c3) is supported entirely by sponsors, donations, and grants. Our mission is delivering impactful education of best practices for individuals and companies in the construction industry to create enhanced industry relations, increased opportunities, and sustainable growth. We play a key economic development role in Colorado by developing the business savvy and technical skills of our local contractors. www.ContractorAcademy.builders