The Possible Social and Economical Impacts of US-Cuban Rapprochement on the Region and State
SPEAKER: Marcos Regalado, President and CEO of Aidant Enterprises, a consulting firm specializing in international business development, government relations, workforce management issues, and green energy projects.
Prior to establishing Aidant Enterprises in 2008 Marcos had a successful 32-year government career with Miami-Dade County government, in which he served in various executive capacities and most notably as director of the Miami-Dade County Commission on Human Rights (“CHR”) for 22 years. As CHR director he enhanced Miami-Dade County’s commitment to civil rights enforcement and community cohesiveness through the creation of dispute resolution strategies and pro-active community participation. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Program with Nova Southeastern University won a National Association of Counties (NACO) award for effective public-private partnership. For eight years he served as the only advisor of Hispanic origin representing state and local agencies to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the development of federal policies with respect to state and local governments throughout the country.
As part of his volunteer activities Marcos serves as the president of the Spanish American League Against Discrimination. SALAD is a private, non profit organization created in 1974 to oppose all forms of bigotry and advocate for the development of mutual understanding and cooperation among the diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and religious groups in our community. He is an advisory board member to the South Florida Campus of the Ana G. Mendez University System..
Some of Marcos’ accomplishments include the launching of a private non-profit fair housing organization known as HOPE, Inc., which specializes in fair housing testing and private enforcement activities throughout the State of Florida. He was the first Hispanic president of the Florida Association of Community Relations Professionals, elected by the majority of his African-American peers.
He obtained his degree in political science/international relations from Florida International University. In addition to his volunteer service in SALAD he serves on several local and national boards, such as the Florida Association of Community Relations Professionals, Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, and member of the Technical Assistance Committee to the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF).