'Diversity and Inclusion' for Hispanics and Minorities is a LEGACY, not a business for Raul Espinosa. Diversity Business Magazine selected Raul as "One of the Nation's Top Diversity Champions." The small business community in Northeast Florida has also recognized Raul as one of its ‘50 Most Influential Leaders’ (Advantage Magazine) and as its ‘Minority Champion’ (Jacksonville Business Journal.) He was chosen, by his peers, as ‘One of the South Top 300 Small Business Leaders (Business Leader) and one of the Nation's "100 Most Powerful CEOs' (MEA Magazine).
Raul successes at bringing 'inclusion and diversity' to public procurement have set up in motion a process which will free up $64 Billion (in annual contracts) - formally excluded through regulations - for the small business statutory reservation and allow small businesses to get pay within 15 days. He was credited for setting in motion a new government-wide payment policy change for ALL small businesses doing business with the government, http://bit.ly/aKEjUJ
Raul is a Board Member of the National Federal Contractors Association (http://www.NaFCAusa.com) and a member of the Board of Governors of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (http://www.FSHCC.org). He is also a Senior Adviser - in procurement matters - to the Minority Business Round Table (http://www.MBRT.net); the Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition (http://www.FMCRC.org) and MBELDEF (http://www.MBELDEF.org).
Raul's OP-ED are nationally distributed and available for publication through VOXXI (http://bit.ly/P6wjee) and OMG (http://bit.ly/QETw62 )
The Umbrella Initiative
9/2010 - Present
FPA Think Tank
1/2010 - Present
Fairness in Procurement Alliance (FPA)
4/2005 - Present
4/1995 - Present
Public Relations Management
Latin American Studies/Communications