The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver announced that its Board of Directors named Mike Ferrufino as the organization’s interim President and Chief Executive Officer. This comes following the departure of previous Chamber leader, Diedra Garcia. Ferrufino, former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Hispanic Chamber brings a strong understanding of the Hispanic community and Hispanic business issues.
Ferrufino, born and raised in the Denver Metro Area, has gained this understanding through his significant experience developing complex business strategies and leading strategic partnerships while serving as the Vice President and General Manager of Latino Communications; a local, minority-owned Denver-based media company that owns and operates several Spanish Language radio stations here in Colorado. The radio stations are KBNO-1280 in Denver; KXRE-1490/98.5 FM in Colorado Springs; and KAVA 1480 AM in Pueblo.
In addition to his work in Spanish language media, he also has been involved in companies that operate in the entertainment and hospitality industries. Mike formerly owned a 25,000 square foot event center and headed up a promotional group responsible for producing, planning and marketing entertainment events that primarily targeted the Hispanic market with attendance between 1,000 and 20,000 per event.
Ferrufino is also very experienced with non-profit board management. He has worked tirelessly in that capacity with the Colorado Children’s Campaign; Robby’s Friends; Mi Casa Resource Center; the Hispanic Chamber Education Foundation; Denver Health Foundation; Denver Public Schools Foundation; The Ohio Center for Broadcasting; and Susan G. Komen Colorado.