OUR TEAM

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Alejandro Bravo

Project Manager

Alejandro (Ale) Bravo was born June 4, 1975 in Mayaguez, PR where he attended the Southwestern Educational Society (SESO) through his elementary studies until his high school graduation in 1993. Alejandro went on to complete Bachelor’s Degree at Brown University in 1997, with a concentration in Modern Latin America History. Alejandro then joined Moody’s Investors Service as a Senior Associate and labored for three years at Moody’s New York offices until then end of 2000. In the summer of 2001, Mr. Bravo completed a summer course at the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, sponsored by New York University. He then went on to law school, where he obtained his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School in 2004. Alejandro has been a practicing member of the Florida Bar since 2005 and a member of the Federal Southern District of Florida since 2015. Alejandro Bravo is currently a solo practitioner in South Florida, specializing in criminal defense.

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Ashley Stone

COO

Ashley Stone has always been interested in making an impact in the world around her. After graduating from Colgate University, Ashley served as a National AIDS Fund AmeriCorps member, helping educate members of the Latina community about HIV/AIDS and its prevention. Upon fulfilling her service, she worked with the Advisory Board Company, editing a newsletter educating thousands on HIV/AIDS and women’s health issues. She moved to New York City a decade ago to work with and run her family’s costume manufacturing and importing business, where she focused primarily on the logistics of operating an international dance conglomerate. After the sale of the company, she is thrilled to be returning to a world of service by working with the Bravo Family Foundation in their Podemos Puerto Rico campaign to help the island after its devastating hurricane.

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Lourdes Blanco

Head of Communications

Lourdes (Lou) is an Information Technology professional with extensive experience in the corporate world. Lourdes worked for 23 years for Procter & Gamble, in North America, Latin America, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. Having lived on three continents, in four different countries, and multiple cities throughout America, Lourdes has extensive experience doing business in different environments.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Lourdes received her undergraduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico as an Industrial Engineer, and moved to the United States to earn her Master’s degree in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Lourdes has years of experience running service business. While managing multi-million dollar budgets, and serving thousands of customers, she kept her focus on delivering the bottom line profit. She also has experience in marketing, including concept development, identifying target groups, and consumer research. Her Information technology background also plays out in web marketing, and understanding how to do business in the Internet. Lourdes is also a champion at coaching women on how to structure their thinking into actionable small steps. She has a natural talent for teaching, and is able to explain complex concepts in simple language.

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Francisco Mendez

Field Operations Manager

Francisco (Paquito) Mendez was born in Puerto Rico and has worked for Comagro of Puerto Rico, Byrd Construction and San Juan Municipality. He earned undergraduate degree in business administration from Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. He received his master’s degree in business administration from Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

Paquito is a dynamic professional with ample expertise in the area of construction management. He has worked in the public and private sector. His roles include expertise in the area of construction for tourism, quality control, and he’s an expert in loyalty.