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Appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Mr. Campos served as Assistant Secretary for Project C.O.R.E (Creating Opportunities for Renewal & Enterprise) and small business development…an economic and revitalization initiative in Baltimore City to expand business and community growth, provide new green space, affordable housing, mixed- use development, encourage investment through attractive financing, generate jobs and strengthen the partnership between Baltimore and the State of Maryland. Prior thereto, Mr. Campos was appointed by the Governor serving in the Cabinet as Maryland’s first Business Ombudsman responsible for investigating and resolving complaints, issues or problems between businesses, economic development organizations, communities and federal, state, and local agencies; and overseeing and administering Maryland’s first customer service standards.
Mr. Campos is the Founder and past President & CEO of the Minority Business RoundTable (MBRT), the first national organization for CEOs of the nation’s largest Asian American, Hispanic American, African American, and Native American-owned businesses. MBRT provides a national forum for CEOs of large and small, minority, veteran, HUBZone and women-owned businesses to address public policy issues; and serves as a unique resource on business issues including federal procurement, contracting, access to capital and coaching CEO’s on how to do business with large corporations, federal and state governments.
Prior to serving 15 years as President & CEO of MBRT, Mr. Campos was Vice President of Government Relations for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities where he served as chief executive managing Washington, D.C. operations including overseeing the nationally recognized internship program that has educated more than 12,000 interns from over 500 colleges and universities. He is also Co-Founder of U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneurship & Education, a non-profit to provide high school students leadership and career opportunities.
He has a distinguished public service career having served four years in the White House, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget setting up Presidential Commissions, Councils and reorganizations of federal programs; Special Assistant to the first Secretary of Energy; Special Consultant to the Administrator, Small Business Administration where he drafted the standard operating procedures for the U.S. federal government’s 8(a) minority business program; and served in the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has also served on several Cabinet National Advisory Boards and is widely recognized as a national business leader on small business, supplier diversity, access to contracts and capital with federal, state, and local governments.
Mr. Campos holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the United States International University, California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences from the University of California at Santa Barbara.