Jose “Pepe” Figueroa
Founding Member, Hispanic Youth Foundation of Northern Virginia, 1997
Country of origin (or family’s country or origin):
USA Puerto Rico/Maryland
- Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
- American University
Priority One Services
I have been fortunate to have been in the right places at the right times. I helped start a trucking company in 1975, Direct Services Inc. is still going strong. Along with my business partner, Ervin Walter, I started Priority One in 1986. And with several other prominent Hispanic Business leaders, I founded what is now John Marshall Bank.
Who inspired me?
My father was and still is my beacon in everything in life.
- Board member and former Chairman, Fairfax Symphony
- Director on the Board of the Children’s Inn, NIH
Why am I involved with the HYF of Northern Virginia?
I am proud to have served on the Board of the Hispanic Youth Foundation since its inception many years ago. I have known Cel Beltran for 26 years and trusted his leadership.