Virginia Cielo-Basurto

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Virginia Cielo-Basurto


Virginia Cielo joined Hispanic Unity in 2006 as Director of Finance, promoted to CFO in 2007 and subsequently to COO/CFO in 2010. In this role, she oversees finance, budgeting and financial management of programs, financial forecasting, financial reporting requirements, annual audit activities and administrative services and operations required to support the agency’s programs.

Prior to joining HUF Virginia was Vice President of BC&A, a consulting firm specializing in finance, accounting, audits, inventory, operations, and management primarily for clients in the non-profit sector. Before joining BC&A, Virginia was president of First Recruiters Group, a permanent and temporary personnel firm specializing in the areas of finance/accounting, marketing, sales, human resources, and administrative personnel.

From 1977 – 1985 Virginia held a variety of senior leadership roles at American Bankers Insurance Group, including Assistant Vice President in the life company,Assistant Secretary & Director of Investor Relationsin the holding company, Business Board Controller for 3 businesses with annual sales ranging from $20M to $100M, and Director of General Accounting.

Virginia holds an M.B.A. in International Business from the University of Miami.

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Hispanic Unity of Florida: Client Stories

Hispanic Unity was founded more than 34 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. Today this nonprofit provides assistance through 12 programs and 30+ services, in four languages, to Broward's diverse community. Hispanic Unity remains the county's largest agency dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. In 2015, the agency served 17,000+ clients, from toddlers to adults.