Meet Alberto  

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Meet Alberto

Alberto Monserrate moved from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Minnesota in 1984 to pursue a degree from the University of Minnesota.

A professional background that included positions with Radisson Hotels International, the Minnesota State Senate, Ameriprise (formerly American Express) Wells Fargo Advisors (Formerly Prudential Securities) added experience in management, accounting, financial planning, investment advising, and marketing and community relations to emerging markets, and helped prepare Monserrate for his role as an entrepreneur.

As the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Latino Communications Network (LCN) since 2000, Monserrate is recognized as the leading authority on Latino media in Minnesota. Alberto is recognized locally as an authority on marketing to the Latino community, and he is frequently quoted in the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Minnesota Public Radio and Minnesota Business publications.

LCN is the parent company of the weekly Spanish newspaper La Prensa de Minnesota, the Spanish alternative weekly Vida y Sabor, 24-hour Spanish radio stations 1400 and 1470 AM La Invasora and an events group division.

The summer of 2007, with no major mainstream media partnerships to provide funding or promotion, Latino Communications Network drew more than 20,000 attendees to its inaugural Lake Street Festival.

La Invasora AM 1400 and 1470 signed deals with the Minnesota Twins Baseball team in 2008 and 2009 to broadcast more than 30 games in Spanish.

Besides spending time with his two children, Carlos and Alycia, Alberto volunteers his time to several organizations. Monserrate has been a consultant and trainer for the Neighborhood Development Center. He was Board Chair of Hiawatha Leadership Academy for two years, a south Minneapolis elementary public school that serves kids that are 70% Hispanic, 21% African American, 4.5% Native American, 4.5% White and 91% free and reduced lunch. The Star Tribune recent highlighted Hiawatha Leadership Academy as one of 10 high poverty schools with the highest math and reading test scores in the state. He also serves on the board of directors of the Citizens League, a civic organization devoted to identifying, framing and proposing solutions to public policy problems, and The Make A Wish Foundation, Minnesota chapter. He has served on the boards of La Oportunidad and El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad.

Alberto was appointed to serve in the Minnesota Department of Education No Child Left Behind implementation and the Assessment and Accountability committees for the past 5 years as a parent representative.

Alberto served as State Chair of the Minnesota Young DFL, as a member of the DFL State executive committee, and co-chaired DFL Senate District conventions in the 1990’s.


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