Franco honored with Veteran of the Year Award  

Crossposted from DES Express

The Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA), has honored Business Resource Center team member Chris Franco with its prestigious Veteran of the Year Award. This award celebrates Franco and how he exemplifies courage, honor, and is a beacon for other Latinos to follow. ALPFA also recognized Chris for embodying selfless service, integrity, honor, and respect, and his role in the community as a leader of character.

“It means a lot to me personally. My family is a family of immigrants and veterans,” Franco said. “I’ll be working very hard to earn it in full and pay it forward.”

Franco is the Procure to Pay Lead in the BRC. He is also co-chair of the King County Latinx Employees Affinity Group. Both Franco’s grandparents immigrated from Mexico. His grandfather became a U.S. citizen by joining the Army. Franco’s father and Franco himself followed his footsteps and joined the Army as well.

“I’m especially proud to be a King County employee working to advance equity and social justice,” Franco added.