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Sylvia Acevedo

2012 Speaker

Sylvia Acevedo, is the CEO of CommuniCard LLC, a company specializing in education and workforce solutions. Acevedo has had a broad business career, serving as an executive for several Fortune 100 companies, such as IBM, DELL and Apple. She started her career literally as a rocket scientist at Jet Propulsion Labs. Acevedo was recently named by US News and World Report as one of the top 100 American Women in STEM.  In 2011, she was named by President Obama to the White House Commission for Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The Government of Mexico honored Acevedo with the Ohtli award, one of its most prestigious civil rights recognitions. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of the United States. She has received many awards and recognitions for her innovative, social entrepreneurial work and is an in demand corporate and conference speaker as a visionary thought leader. Acevedo holds a master’s degree of science in industrial engineering from Stanford University, and her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from New Mexico State University.