Ms. Linda G. Alvarado, a native of Albuquerque and Sandia High School grad, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Alvarado Construction, Inc., since 1978. She is a Co-Owner and Partner in the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club. She is also the first woman and the first Hispanic to buy a major sports team. At Sandia High School Alvarado lettered in basketball, volleyball, and softball and also played soccer and ran track.
In 1976, Ms. Alvarado founded Alvarado Construction, Inc. and has overseen the growth of that enterprise as a commercial general contracting and design/build development firm conducting business across the United States and internationally. She served as President of Palo Alto, Inc. She was employed at BASF Catalysts LLC and Newpower Holdings Inc. She has been a Director of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company since December 14, 1989, Pitney Bowes Inc., since 1992, 3M Canada Company since 2000, 3M Company since 2000. She has been a Trustee of Mayo Clinic since 2012. She serves as a Director of Engelhard Corporation and 3M Precision Optics Inc. She served as a Director of Qwest Communications International Inc. from 2000 to February 18, 2010, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. since March 1999, 3M Cardiovascular Devices Inc., and U S WEST since 1998. She served as a Director of Lennox International Inc. from 1987 to February 28, 2010. She served as a Director of Qwest Foundation until February 18, 2010. She is Revlon Business Woman of the Year; one of 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America; Horatio Alger Award recipient; National Women’s Hall of Fame inductee; White House Commission for Excellence in Hispanic Education; National Women’s Economic Alliance Director’s Choice Award recipient; Sara Lee Frontrunner Award recipient. She studied Bachelor’s degree from Pomona College.