Mr. Castillo brings over 45 years of experience in business entrepreneurship and management expertise serving the public and private sector on a national and international basis. Mr. Castillo is the chairman and founder of the Arizona Diversity Business Development Center, Inc. a Not for Profit Arizona Based corporation.
Since inception, the Center has organized and conducted Business Development conferences attended by over 2,500 professionals. The conferences were located in Phoenix, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Yuma, San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Cruces and Albuquerque.
In 2012, the Center was awarded a four (4) year $4.96 million dollar H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant by the Department of Labor. The Center’s partners on this grant include Banner Health, Arizona State University School of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, Maricopa County Workforce Connection and Arizona Women’s Education & Employment.
The primary objective of the grant project is to elevate the skillsets of Banner Health’s acute care employees by advancing the career pathways of over 1,000 incumbent nurses.
Mr. Castillo is a native of Bolivia and graduate from the United States Air Force Academy.