Speaker's Bio: Plinio Ayala
Plinio Ayala became President and CEO of Per Scholas in November 2003. Previously, he was Vice President of Operations with oversight of all production, manufacturing, reconditioning operations and workforce development initiatives. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a Bachelors Degree in American Studies. He previously served as Director of Program Operations at SOBRO, and before that as Chief Program Officer at Jobs for Youth (1988 - 1993). In 2006, he received the Liberty Award from the New York Post for his work in the NYC community and in 2005 was issued a Citation Merit by the Bronx Borough President for his leadership in the Bronx County. Mr. Ayala has over 20 years of non-profit management experience.