Allen Gutierrez serves as the National Executive Director of The Latino Coalition, a national organization that represents Latino interests with senior executives of many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies both federal and local.
He is also the founder of The MCA Group based out of Maryland with emphasis on Federal & private sector procurement, special events management and multicultural marketing. Prior to joining the entrepreneur spirit and starting his own company he was the Chief Operating Officer of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce a national organization that represents the interest of over 3 million Hispanic Owned Businesses.
During his tenure at USHCC he was part of the senior management team that accomplished record breaking partnership with Corporate America, as well as high level participation from its membership at their annual and legislative convention.
Prior to joining USHCC, Mr. Gutierrez previously served as Senior Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Small Business Administration as well as the Senior Advisor to the Office of International Trade. Mr. Gutierrez was part of the senior team that executed the President’s Management Agenda that help create a more transparent and results orientated agency. He was also a member of the Executive Resource Board that advises the Administrator on matters involving senior management. During his tenure in the Office of International Trade one of his accomplishment was he served as the key representative for SBA during the CAFTA-DR negotiations as well as coordinated and executed bilateral agreements within the APEC and OECD organizations.
Prior to joining the SBA, Mr. Gutierrez was the regional director for Aetna Financial Services in the Emerging Markets Division and was responsible for sales and branding of the Aetna product to the Latino marketplace in Southern California. Mr. Gutierrez’ role was to connect the Latino market with the appropriate support in retirement planning. His strength and understanding lead to an accomplishment of first year sales of $5 million.
Previously Mr. Gutierrez was an account manager/sales representative for Great West Life & Annuity in where he managed a book of business for both pension clients as well as life and health clients. Mr. Gutierrez has been involved in the insurance industry for almost 10 years, which gives him a broad knowledge of many different products.
Mr. Gutierrez was born in San Jose, Costa Rica and immigrated to California in 1974. He pursued his life-long dream to become the first child from both side of his family to be accepted and graduate from an accredited four-year college. Mr. Gutierrez earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in business administration from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Gutierrez and his wife, Lilia, have three children and reside in Maryland.