Griselda Aldrete is the Fire and Police Commission’s new executive director. Previously she was president and CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM). Her primary responsibility is to work in coordination with the board of directors to develop and execute the vision and strategic plan for the organization. She has far-reaching experience in community leadership and outreach, financial oversight and managing day-to-day operations of complex organizations. Griselda received a bachelor’s degree in criminology/law studies and Spanish from Marquette University, a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a law degree from Marquette University Law School.
She is a graduate of the National Hispana Leadership Institute Executive Leadership Fellowship and the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program and is a proud alumna of the Future Milwaukee Leadership Program at Marquette University. Griselda previously served as executive director of the Cream City Foundation.
Griselda has been recognized for and received a number of prominent awards for her community service and advancement of Hispanic people, including Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40-under-40 Award, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee’s Philanthropic 5 Award, Marquette University College of Art and Sciences’ Young Alumna of the Year, Biz Times Milwaukee’s Regional Spirit Award, United States Delegate for the British American Project, Wisconsin’s “Top 48 most powerful Latinos” list, Major League Baseball’s SEAT 21 Award, National Football League/Green Bay Packers’ Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, Donald Driver Foundation’s Driven to Achieve Award and the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast’s Risk Taker Award.