Steven Trujillo

Latino Chamber CEO to address PCC graduates

PUEBLO – Steven Trujillo, president and chief executive officer of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Pueblo, will deliver the keynote address to Pueblo Community College graduates on May 14.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, PCC’s commencement ceremony will be held online again this year. A livestream will begin at 6 p.m. A public link to the broadcast will be shared closer to the event date. 

Trujillo has been the leader of the Latino Chamber since 2015. He is a Pueblo native, 2007 graduate of Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School, and a first-generation college graduate.

“We are excited to have Steven as this year’s commencement speaker,” said PCC President Patty Erjavec. “He is a native son who has built an incredible career based upon local educational opportunities that have allowed him to remain in Pueblo and grow his talents. Steven is a well-respected leader with a can-do attitude and is a champion of all things Pueblo, including our students. His message to our graduates will no doubt resonate with them.”

While in high school, Trujillo earned his associate degree from PCC through the concurrent enrollment program. He then transferred to CSU Pueblo to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration.

His community involvement began while he was still a student. In 2009, he was nominated as Colorado Student Leader of the Year. He joined the Latino Chamber in 2010 as the membership coordinator and five years later was promoted to his current role. He oversees the chamber’s day-to-day operations, public relations and community representation. In addition, Trujillo was instrumental in the creation of the Pueblo Business Economic Recovery Team, a collaboration among local government, chambers of commerce, and economic development-focused agencies to promote and support local businesses during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

He serves on the boards of multiple community organizations. In 2019, he was appointed by Governor Polis as a commissioner for the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Founded in 1933, Pueblo Community College is a premier teaching institution focused on providing academic and service excellence to help its students acquire the 21st Century skills needed to better their lives. An educational and technological leader, PCC fosters economic development and utilizes strong partnerships in the communities it serves through its Pueblo, Fremont and Southwest campuses. 

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