Thursday, March 22, 2018

Jerry Adriano

2012 President/Chairman

Jerry B. Adriano Sr., born to first generation Mexican immigrants on Kansas City’s Westside, has spent most of his adulthood involved in various aspects of Hispanic Community life. Jerry’s early work experience in office management for the Moving and Storage business and heavy contractor Crane rental business first exposed him to work with government contracts.

Since 1983, while employed by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in various Director and Management capacities, and also as a self-employed Management Consultant for KCHACE (Kansas City Hispanic Association Contractors Enterprise) and Co-founder/ Executive Director of Hispanic Contractors of America, Jerry served on a myriad of Boards of Directors. Among those are:

Federal Executive Board Subcommittee
(Minority Business Opportunity)

Mayor’s Task Force—Minority Contractors Assistance

Small Business Administration Advisory Council

National Contract Management Association—
Kansas City Chapter

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater
Kansas City

SBA International Task Force—Kansas City District

Coalition of Hispanic Organizations (COHO)

Port Authority of Kansas City, MO

Citizens Association

Greater Kansas City Jazz commission

Additionally, Jerry has served as a representative on the Minority/Women in Business Coalition of Greater Kansas City.

Dos Mundos, a Kansas City Hispanic Newspaper, recognized Jerry as one of Kansas City’s Top 25 Hispanics. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce awarded Jerry the Carlos F. Cortes Humanitarian of the Year award in 1987.