MBA alumna elected to university Board of Trustees


October 27, 2014

Marquette University recently added five new members to its Board of Trustees, including Marquette Business alumna Nancy Hernandez.

Hernandez, a 2002 graduate of the Graduate School of Management, is the president and founder of ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing and Communication, a leading integrated marketing firm dedicated to connecting companies, institutions and organizations with Hispanic, African-American and Asian audiences. She developed the business plan that became ABRAZO while completing her MBA at Marquette and has grown the agency into the region’s premier Hispanic/woman-owned marketing company. Hernandez has received the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award, the Biz Times Innovator Award and the Marquette College of Business Alumni Entrepreneurial Award, and her company was named the 2004 Hispanic Business of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin.

Hernandez is a founding member and past president of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, past president of TEMPO Milwaukee and has served on the executive committee of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin. She is currently active on boards of the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Board of Visitors and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce Council of Small Business Executives. Recently, she was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to the board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. For her extensive community service and volunteerism, Hernandez was also chosen for the United Way Philanthropic Five award.