Alvaro Gurdian, Jr.

Alvaro Gurdián is the Vice President of Operations of La Noticia, the leading Spanish- Language Newspaper in North Carolina where he has worked for over 15 years. He is also a former member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force, a group of volunteers who worked very hard finding ways to build economic mobility and access to opportunity to the most needed members of our community.

He is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Hispanic Publications as well as the Treasurer LION (Local Independent Online News). Alvaro holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina atCharlotte. He is also a graduate of business programs from Stanford University and Dartmouth College.

Alvaro is also Vice-President of La Noticia Foundation a 501(c)3 organization which is the charitable arm of La Noticia, Inc. La Noticia Foundation was created in 2003 to help outstanding Latino students obtain a college education. Its mission is to help Latino students with the grades and the desire to go to college but without the financial means to do. In the last 15 years, La Noticia has given scholarships for more than $200,000.

Besides his busy business schedule, Alvaro finds time to volunteer in the Charlotte community by serving on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force, a group of people working to build economic mobility and access to opportunity to the most needed members of our community. He taught computer classes at The Latin American Coalition, served on the Board of Directors of McColl Center for Visual Arts and he is a former member
of the Board of Directors of Loaves & Fishes.

La Noticia covers almost the entire state of North Carolina with four papers: La Noticia Charlotte, La Noticia Raleigh, La Noticia Greensboro and La Noticia Asheville. La Noticia also organizes two major events to serve the Latino community and the community at large: the
Latin American Excelente Awards, in Charlotte and Raleigh, and LatinaCon, the Latino- American WomenConference, in Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston Salem.

He is a graduate of the program “Leaders Under 40 of Community Building Initiative and Leadership North Carolina”, as well as the recipient of the Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas Outstanding Community Service Award.

Alvaro was born in Venezuela and came to the United States when he was 11. He is a graduate of Charlotte Catholic High School and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has been a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church for the last 23 years.


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