Hiram Cortez stepped into the Executive Director role at Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) in February 2023. Hiram comes to MLOV from UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), where he led monitoring, evaluation, and data management functions for national education and workforce development programs serving thousands of Latinx and immigrant participants across the country.
Hiram’s professional experience includes grant management and curriculum development for several workforce development programs, implemented in partnership with dozens of community-based organizations across the country. He also previously worked in a direct support role to postsecondary students pursuing professional development through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), and he has served as President of the Case Western Reserve University Latinx Alumni Association.
The son of a childcare worker, Hiram Cortez was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and immigrated to Austin, Texas, where he spent the majority of his youth undocumented. His commitment to MLOV’s mission is deeply personal.
Hiram obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed graduate studies in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
Read more about Hiram's background and commitment to MLOV's mission here.