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Why I Stopped Dreaming

Dec 17, 2014

Why I Stopped Dreaming

D&P Creative Strategies

Alejandro de Jesus Beltran Aguirre was born in Culiacan Sinaloa, Mexico. His family immigrated while he was young and he was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Verrado High School and graduated as class valedictorian. Unfortunately, his legal circumstances limited his options so he returned to Culiacan to pursue a college education.

Roberto Adrian Fierro Elected To Hispanic Lobbyists Association Board of Directors

Dec 17, 2014

Roberto Adrian Fierro Elected To Hispanic Lobbyists Association Board of Directors

D&P Creative Strategies

It is with great pleasure that we would like to congratulate D&P’s Senior Associate, Roberto Adrian Fierro, on his election to the Hispanic Lobbyist Association (HLA) Board. Since its establishment in 2006, the HLA’s mission revolves around the promotion of Hispanics in the field of Government Relations. As the role of Hispanics in American politics and businesses continue to grow to record levels, the increased need for advocates to ensure awareness and proper understanding has proved crucial.

Changing Hearts & Minds

May 1, 2014

Changing Hearts & Minds

Latino Magazine

In a sunny office across the Potomac in Washington, D.C., two Latina power brokers are busy changing hearts and minds. D&P Creative Strategies is not your stereotypical beltway consulting firm. The “D” stands for Ingrid Durán and behind the “P” is Catherine Pino. This year, they celebrate ten years of a personal and professional partnership that has taken them on what they both call an incredible journey, and it all started in 1992 at an event in Washington, DC.

USHCC’s Palomarez says, “We are our brother’s keepers”

Apr 4, 2014

USHCC’s Palomarez says, “We are our brother’s keepers”

Affinity Inc

For the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a commitment to advocating on behalf of the LGBT community is a commitment to bringing together two communities that are learning to embrace each other. USHCC’s efforts on behalf of LGBT business owners transcend emotional and social issues and are, quite simply, good for American business.

Vida: Standing Up for Love

Apr 4, 2014

Vida: Standing Up for Love

Latino Magazine

We had no money, no contracts and no staff. People thought we were crazy! On top of that, we decided to be out in every aspect of our world including our business. When we told people, many were skeptical. Many thought we would never make it and that corporations wouldn’t want to work with us. We decided that if they didn’t want to do business with us because we are gay, then we certainly didn’t want to do business with them! We wanted to live our lives authentically and to serve as an example to the young Latino/a LGBT kids who were struggling with their identity.

Roberto Fierro '04

Feb 3, 2014

Roberto Fierro '04

University of San Diego Alumni Association

After staying on board for a year at the County of San Diego's Auditor & Controller Department, I went to Denver and earned a MA in International Studies at the University of Denver's Korbel School of International Affairs.

A Trailblazer Whose Legacy Continues to Inspire Others

Jan 1, 2014

A Trailblazer Whose Legacy Continues to Inspire Others

Latina Style Magazine

Twenty years ago that young passionate, tenacious Latina had a vision to empower Latinas by bringing them to the forefront. She was frustrated by the invisibility of Latinas and she understood then what many are just beginning to understand today: the strong impact of Latinas on the economy; a driving force where economic decisions are made; and the fastest growing segment of business owners. She understood the importance of showcasing the stories of Latina success, achievement, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Lobbying for Equality

Jan 1, 2014

Lobbying for Equality

Hispanic Executive

People used to tell Catherine Pino and Ingrid Duran no one would work with an openly gay couple. Ten years and multiple Fortune 500 clients later, they’re not showing any signs of stopping

May 13, 2013

Roberto Adrian Fierro Elected to Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Alumni Board of Directors

D&P Creative Strategies

Roberto Adrian Fierro Elected To Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Alumni Association Board of Directors Washington, DC – D&P Creative Strategies has announced the election of Robert Adrian Fierro to serve on the CHCI Alumni Association Executive Board. Roberto will serve Programs Coordinator of the CHCI Alumni Association Executive Board.

As Supreme Court hears arguments, Latinos increasingly in favor of gay marriage

Mar 26, 2013

As Supreme Court hears arguments, Latinos increasingly in favor of gay marriage

NBCLATINO

When it comes to gay marriage and Latino public opinion, the last few years have seen dramatic changes, according to Ingrid Duran. She and her partner, Catherine Pino, are one of the nation’s most visible – and powerful – gay Latina couples.

Power Players

Mar 8, 2013

Power Players

Latino Magazine

What's in a name? The conventional wisdom on the origin of the word "lobbyist" goes back to the 1870s when President Grant would retreat to the Willard Hotel from the White House and those wanting to talk with him would wait in the lobby.

Latin List 2.0: The Latino List Volume 2

Oct 24, 2012

Latin List 2.0: The Latino List Volume 2

Mamiverse

Growing up as a first-generation Colombiana in the United States during the 1980s, the references in popular culture that depicted what it meant to be Latino in this country were limited. It was mostly a two-dimensional Que Pasa U.S.A representation for many of us who were trying to really understand the quirks and nuances of our ever-evolving cultural mash-up. But we’ve certainly come a long way, as HBO’s Latino List: Volume Two clearly demonstrates.

Futuro Media Group Appoints Ingrid Duran as Vice Chair of Board of Directors

Jun 15, 2012

Futuro Media Group Appoints Ingrid Duran as Vice Chair of Board of Directors

INGRID DURAN, Vice Chair Partner, D & P Creative Strategies, FALLS CHURCH, VA

Mar 6, 2012

NHLI: Latinas Celebrate 25 years of leadership roles

NHLI: Latinas celebrate 25 years of leadership roles

Arcus Foundation Appoints Catherine Pino and Stephen Bennett to its Board of Directors

Jan 27, 2011

Arcus Foundation Appoints Catherine Pino and Stephen Bennett to its Board of Directors

ARCUS FOUNDATION APPOINTS CATHERINE PINO AND STEPHEN BENNETT TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS KALAMAZOO, MI (JANUARY 26, 2011) - The Arcus Foundation, a leading global foundation advancing pressing social justice and conservation issues, announced today that Catherine Pino and Stephen Bennett have been appointed to the organization's board of directors, beginning with the March 25, 2011 board meeting. Pino and Bennett will join current board members Cathy J. Cohen, Darren Walker and Board President and Arcus Foundation Founder Jon Stryker.

NCLR Board of Directors Welcomes Social Justice Advocate Catherine Pino

Nov 29, 2010

NCLR Board of Directors Welcomes Social Justice Advocate Catherine Pino

NCLR website

Washington, DC—NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today announced the appointment of Catherine Pino to the NCLR Board of Directors. Ms. Pino is Co-Founder and Principal of D&P Creative Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm based in Falls Church, Virginia that is focused on advancing initiatives to elevate the social, economic, and political status of Latinos, women, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Workin' It

Nov 8, 2010

Workin' It

Go Magazine

“Consulting with a Social Conscience” is the motto of D&P Creative Strategies, the D.C. area-based philanthropic and legislative consulting firm co-founded by Catherine Pino (left) and Ingrid Duran (right, pictured with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor) in 2004.

D.C. Bound

July/August 2009

D.C. Bound

catalina

On June 7, 2008, Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino, like many women across America, were glued to a television set as then-U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave a historic speech supporting her opponent, Barack Obama, in a thrilling and unforgettable primary election. And like most women, they weren’t focused on a "failed candidacy." Rather, the two watched a woman who had profoundly altered and enhanced the role of women in American political life.

Giving and Getting

December 2008

Giving and Getting

Latino Magazine

Getting a share of the corporate dollar is a concern of all Latino organizations, including nonprofits. The question is often framed in turns of corporate responsibility: Are Latinos getting an equitable amount? But in today’s tough ecomomic climate, philanthropy involves more than just writing a check. If the rules of the game have changed, then what should Latinos know to receive a fair share of this corporate largesse?

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