Chief of Diversity and Strategic Development
Entity: Illinois State Tollway
Mr. Giraldo has served as the Illinois Tollway’s Chief of the Department of Diversity and Strategic Development since 2011. He is responsible for leading efforts to assist and promote diverse participation in the Illinois Tollway’s fifteen-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future by seeking feedback from local communities, hosting networking sessions, and providing informational and technical assistance.
Mr. Giraldo also led the Tollway’s efforts to expand existing diversity programs and introduce new initiatives to help small, diverse, and veteran firms compete for Tollway contracts. That includes the Veterans Business Program, the Small Business Initiative, the Partnering for Growth (P4G) Program for Professional Services, and the P4G Program for Construction.
Under Mr. Giraldo’s leadership, a new Technical Assistance Program was developed in partnership with seven organizations with facilities throughout Northern Illinois. The Technical Assistance Program prepares both new and established firms to participate on highway and vertical construction projects with the Tollway.