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Juan Salgado has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Instituto del Progreso Latino since 2001. Under his direction, Instituto established national best-practice educational and workforce models and earned the 2009 National Council of La Raza Affiliate of the Year. In 2011 the White House recognized Juan as one of 13 people nationally serving as Champions of Change for social innovation in their communities. Juan is a civic and economic leader in Chicago where he partners with the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, City Colleges of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools to expand diversity in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors. He was a member of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's economic development transition team, serves on the City County Collaboration Committee, Public Safety Action Committee, and is a Commissioner for the Chicago Park District. Juan also serves on the boards of Advance Illinois, Leadership Greater Chicago and is a Trustee of the Adler School of Professional Psychology. An influential voice in local and national settings, Juan is a board member with the National Council of La Raza and was President of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights from 2002 through 2010. He holds a Master's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Illinois Wesleyan University. Juan is a Fellow of the 9th class of the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.