Alberto Mendoza BA Snyder
NAHJ Executive Director Alberto Mendoza
Alberto Mendoza comes to NAHJ with over 25 years of non-profit/corporate leadership and community activism experience. Most recently he served as the Regional Vice President with Jumpstart: Children First where he led the operations in California, Texas and Washington which served over 3300 children from low-income communities in partnership with 1100 college students from 17 universities. He’s also the founder of Honor 41 an online non-profit organization that promotes positive Latin@ LGBTQ role models through social media. In addition he was the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Floe Financial Partners and served as the board chairman for AIDS Service Center, a $3.5M organization in Pasadena, CA.
He has also served as the President and CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) a California policy and advocacy organization, where he was the first Latino leader to run a statewide environmental organization, and was named a “Leader of the Future” by La Opinion and the “Champion of Clean Air” by Latino Leaders Magazine.
In 2009, United States Senator Barbara Boxer honored Mendoza with the first ever U.S. Environmental Leadership Award. Alberto was also the founding Regional Executive Director for the Drug Policy Alliance- Southern California office and also led programs for Girl Scouts USA, Public Counsel and AIDS Project Los Angeles.
Born in Mexico, Alberto was raised in Puerto Rico and San Diego, in the late 80’s Alberto moved to the Los Angeles area where obtained his bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.