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Castillo founded SDI International Corporation in Florida in 1992 and, today, the company is one of the largest certified minority- and women-owned procurement outsourcing organizations in the world.

Castillo plays a hands-on role in driving the company’s business development, marketing, and strategic direction. Throughout her career, she’s raised awareness around the benefits of an effective supplier diversity process, particularly in terms of stimulating sales, cost savings, brand equity, job creation, and local economies.

I am overwhelmingly honored to join the Concordia Leadership Council,” commented Castillo. “Concordia’s mission to drive real change fundamentally resonates with me, and I cannot wait to collaborate with my incredible new peers. Together, I have absolutely no doubt that we will improve and touch lives around the world!

A veteran Hispanic businesswoman, Castillo is the immediate past Chair of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)—a national organization that advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses—and was also recently named to the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR).

“Carmen is an exceptional entrepreneur who has built a world-class enterprise. She’s also acutely aware of the need for women- and minority-owned businesses. Her efforts to advance opportunities for minority business enterprises are unparalleled, and we’re delighted to welcome her to our Leadership Council,” commented Matthew Swift, Concordia’s Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO.

“Carmen’s commitment to diversity in business has had a far-reaching impact across the world. We’re thrilled to be welcoming her expertise and we’re confident that she will have a profound impact on the development and success of Concordia,” commented Nicholas Logothetis, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board of Concordia.

The full list of Leadership Council Members can be found here.