Alberto is a Senior Diversity Officer at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Before joining WMATA in 2013, Alberto had already over 15 years of experience in workforce development, corporate and educational recruiting, and committed to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. He gained this experience through his talent acquisition work for Granite Services International (subsidiary of General Electric), Coca-Cola, Humana, and Nova Southeastern University.
Alberto has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and an MBA from Saint Leo University in Tampa, FL. Alberto knows the importance of diversity and inclusion not only from his educational training, but throughout his own personal life experiences. He worked as a refugee case manager and job developer for Catholic Charities and Lutheran Services in Florida, helping refugees from various countries to get an education and find employment. Since joining Metro, he has enhanced the Authority’s employment opportunities for talented Latino, Asian and women candidates.
One of his most successful initiatives at WMATA has been Metro Trabajo. This was a new initiative launched in 2013 to promote employment opportunities in order to recruit Latino residents living in the DC metropolitan area. Metro Trabajo has exceeded expectations in that it has doubled the number of Latino candidates hired by Metro since its inception in the Authority.
His community involvement includes his role as board member of the Alexandria/Arlington Workforce Council, and Prince George’s Community College-Transportation and Distribution Institute Advisory Council. Alberto is also an active member of the membership committee for the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and of Prospanica (Formerly National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).
Alberto has been recognized by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as “Corporate Affirmative Action Leader of the Year “ 2017 and one of the 100 nation’s capital most influential people for the Hispanic community (Powermeter 100 Nominated by El Tiempo Latino/Washington Post June 2017).
In the Washington Latino community, Alberto is known for hosting Minuto Metro, a TV broadcast produced by Telemundo, featuring Metro news and updates in Spanish.