Héctor Colón, President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan was named 2019 Hispanic Man of the Year by UMOS.
UMOS, a non-profit advocacy organization, provides programming and services which aim to improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations. Each year, the organization hosts a Hispanic Awards Banquet to honor individuals in Wisconsin who contribute to the Hispanic Community. Awards are given to a man, woman, youth, and family to recognize their contributions.
Héctor’s selection is a reflection of his dedication to making strides in the health and human services sector for the last two decades with a focus on Southeastern Wisconsin’s Hispanic community and diversity, in general. And at LSS, we see Héctor’s contributions to our community at large daily through his dedication to our organization.
Héctor is a servant-leader, someone who uses his leadership position less to his own advantage and more to advance a broader mission for those among us whose needs are greatest. As a servant leader, he embodies the LSS mission to act compassionately, serve humbly and lead courageously enabling our vision of healthy communities filled with individuals using their God-given gifts to serve to emerge in profound ways.
With two decades of leadership experience in social services and a commitment to the Greater Milwaukee community, Héctor offers and lives the unique perspective of an individual who has applied successful business strategies in the government, nonprofit and social services sectors.
Héctor is committed to working to better serve our community while transforming the way nonprofits operate, by making strategic decisions that ultimately lead to greater impact.