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Skillz SVP of Engineering Named to The Alumni Society’s Class of 2018

Our Senior Vice President of Engineering, Miriam Aguirre, has been named to The Alumni Society’s Class of 2018! This honor builds on her previous involvement in The Alumni Society, including her speaking appearances at its Catalyst LA event and its 2017 Leadership Summit.

The Alumni Society is a community of Latino leaders who have graduated from prestigious, highly selective universities. The organization works to connect Latino executives with premiere networking opportunities, creating strong relationships between Latino professionals. It hosts numerous events every year to connect thought-leaders and innovative industry professionals, with the goal of elevating Latino leadership in America.

Miriam was humbled to receive this honor, reflecting, “As a Mexican immigrant, I’m proud to be part of such a distinguished group of Latinos succeeding against the odds. I’m also excited to keep paying it forward by giving back to minority communities and helping them achieve their dreams.”

 

Every year, The Alumni Society selects twenty-five high-achieving Latino business leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers to receive this prestigious award. These figures have raised the bar and serve as role models for other Latino professionals. Members of the Class of 2017 include distinguished professionals such as Sylvia Acevedo of Girl Scouts of America, Hugo Barra of Facebook, Julie Ann Crommett of The Walt Disney Studios, and Rosanna M Durruthy of LinkedIn. This year, Miriam is joined by many prominent Latinos and Latinas in the Class of 2018, such as: Ellen Ochoa, veteran astronaut and former Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center; Nellie Gorbea, Secretary of State for Rhode Island; Jorge Casimiro, Vice President of Global Community Impact at Nike; and Jose Cedeño, Senior Vice President of Growth and Innovation at Sony Music.

“The Alumni Society has grown to more than 3,000 members, with a dizzying amount of success stories within this distinguished group,” says Pedro A. Guerrero, CEO and co-founder of The Alumni Society. “Each year, we select a group of members that represents the breadth of talent and experience represented in The Alumni Society as a whole. By sharing their insights, we are elevating Latino leadership across the U.S.”

The Class of 2018 serves as a reminder that even though there is still much work to be done in democratizing the path to senior leadership, we must recognize the pioneers who raise the bar and serve as role models for other Latino professionals. We applaud Miriam for her dedication to diversity and inclusion efforts, and congratulate the entire group of leaders being honored in the Class of 2018!