President Obama Appoints El Valor Board Member, Phil Fuentes, to Key Administration Post

Congratulations to El Valor Board member Phil Fuentes! President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Phil Fuentes to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics on November 29, 2016. President Obama said, “I am proud that such experienced and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles. I look forward to working with them.”

Phil Fuentes has been an owner and operator of McDonald’s franchises since 1989. Since 2013, Mr. Fuentes has served as a Director of the Urban Partnership Bank in Chicago, and he has also served on the Board of Directors of Illinois’s Regional Transportation Authority since 2008. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Fuentes served as Director of Clarity Communication Systems, Inc. Mr. Fuentes also served as President of Array Technical Services, Inc. from 1985 to 1989. He is a member of the Coca-Cola Hispanic Advisory Council. Mr. Fuentes received a B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from Rosary College.

In addition to all these accomplishments, Fuentes has been a tireless advocate and supporter of El Valor, serving as a board member for over twenty years. As the second largest provider of Head Start and Early Head Start education in the City of Chicago, El Valor is very proud of Phil’s commitment to advancing educational excellence for Hispanics and wishes him all the best in his new appointment!