Miguel Cruz

    I am a multidisciplinary international business professional. My training in Veterinary Medicine and Zoo Technique allowed me to become the youngest international epidemiologist in a bi-national program (US and Mexico) working in Mexico and Central America.  Subsequently, I worked for the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization program in Rome, Italy and Tripoli, Libya. My expertise also gave me the opportunity to work in Brazil, Argentina and other Latin American countries

    I am currently part of the executive team at Tucson Federal Credit Union where I lead the visual branding, strategic marketing and community engagement as its Vice President of Brand and Community Engagement.  I bring to this position an in-depth knowledge of multicultural markets as well as expertise in developing synergies to merge general and Hispanic market strategies.

    For more than 20 years, I have served in diverse community- based organizations in Tucson and Phoenix.

    I currently serves as a Board of Trustees for the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and board member for Tu Nidito Children’s Services.  I have previously served as President of the Board for the American Advertising Federation Tucson Chapter and President of the Board for Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.

    I enjoys music, reading and traveling with my wife Cynthia and two daughters Madison and Hannah. My eagerness to learn has given me the opportunity to cross borders professionally, culturally and linguistically.  I am fully bicultural (English and Spanish) with functional skills in French and Italian.