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President, The Greenlining Institute
Orson Aguilar is the President of the Greenlining Institute, one of the nation’s largest and most successful multi-ethnic, advocacy and leadership development nonprofits. Greenlining envisions a nation where race is never a barrier to economic opportunity and communities of color thrive.
Under Orson’s leadership, Greenlining has become a leading voice in the movement to fight redlining by advocating for greenlining policies, particularly in the areas of the economy, the environment, health, energy, voting, and telecommunications. His work has been recognized by the New Leaders Council, Latino Leaders Magazine, La Opinion, The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and several other prominent organizations.
Orson’s passion is fueled by his experiences growing up in the working class neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. Orson lives in Oakland, Californi with his wife Claudia, and their three children, Emilio, Nayeli, and Danilo.