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Meet JuanPablo Prieto – Latinos 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

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Negocios Now is proud to present Latinos 40 Under 40’s Class of 2018. We’d like to showcase the 40 between now and March 7th, that’ll be the day of the event to celebrate and recognize these forty individuals, some of Chicago’s finest Latino professionals.

#31 – JuanPablo Prieto

Lending a hand for small business development

Age: 33

Title: Senior Manager of Diversity Programs

Name of Organization: Chicago Transit Authority

JuanPablo Prieto currently serves as the Senior Manager of Diversity Programs and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Liaison Officer for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

He is responsible for managing the CTA’s Diversity Programs Department, which oversees the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Labor Compliance, and Workforce Initiatives Programs. He and his team are responsible for certifying DBE firms, connecting DBE firms with potential prime contractors, monitoring contracts totaling over $5 billion, and connecting job seekers with employment opportunities on CTA construction projects.

JuanPablo also has a passion for providing resources and tools to small businesses for growth and development.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University and resides on the north side of Chicago with his family.

 

Words of Wisdom:

“If this isn’t as good as it gets, what does better look like” – Dr. Russ Rogers

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