As an accomplished non-profit executive leader, he is widely recognized for his vision and leadership in promoting the U.S. Hispanic community as a strategic partner for both domestic and international
stakeholders. In addition, he has extensive public policy experience gained through his time with both the U.S. Department of State and the United States Congress.
A variety of charitable organizations at the local, state, national and international level have greatly benefited from his leadership, management, and fundraising skills. In 2004, Octavio worked alongside Members of Congress to establish the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) and served as its Founding Executive Director.
In April of 2013, he was decorated with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit by the Spanish Ambassador to the United States on behalf of His Majesty King Juan Carlos and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation for "extraordinary services" in benefit of the Kingdom of Spain.
In November, 2017, Octavio was elected as a Fellow of the National Acadamy of Public Administration (NAPA), a Congressional chartered non-partisan non-profit Academy which provides expert advice to government leaders in building and managing more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations.
Octavio serves as President of the Hispanic Leaders Association (ALH), and is on the Advisory Boards for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Washington, DC Advisory Council and The Hispanic Council, an independent think tank that promotes relations between the Hispanic community of the United States and Spain.
Octavio holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Kansas and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, the number one ranking MPA program in the nation. He is fully bilingual in both English & Spanish and is fluent in both French and Portuguese. He currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and three children.
Octavio A. Hinojosa
Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier is a national and internationally recognized servant leader with over sixteen years of professional public service experience, including thirteen years of national nonprofit executive management. Octavio is Founder and Principal of Plus Ultra Strategies, LLC., a boutique cross-sector consulting firm based in Austin, Texas. He is also the former Executive Director of the National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC).
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