David Castillo to speak on economic impact of Hispanic community Oct. 15

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David Castillo to speak on economic impact of Hispanic community Oct. 15

October 11, 2012

David Castillo
David Castillo

David Castillo, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will speak at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on the topic of “Economic Impact of the Hispanic Community in Northwest Oklahoma” on Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.

This event, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, is free and open to the public. Castillo will speak from Northwestern-Enid room 220, with the presentation broadcast via ITV to Northwestern-Alva in Carter Hall, room 107, and Industrial Education, room 129; Northwestern-Woodward rooms 114 and 147; and in room 135 of the University Center at the Ponca City.

Castillo has lived in Oklahoma City all his life. He is a graduate of Classen High School. After high school he attended the University of Central Oklahoma where he received a Bachelor of Science in education.

He taught in the Oklahoma State Career Tech system for 14 years and also has been a business owner for the past 20 years.

He was elected as the first Hispanic to serve on the Oklahoma City Public School Board.

Castillo also is a member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials and was appointed as a member of Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force.

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