Francisco Estrada C., MBA, has nearly 25 years of service in the federal government. He retired as a senior manager, Office of the Special Assistant/Chief of Staff of the National Airspace System/Systems Engineering Services Office, Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Estrada’s experience in government includes strategy and business planning, management and personnel operations, government contracts/acquisitions management, federal advisory committee operations, and diversity management. Prior to working for the federal government, Mr. Estrada worked for Texas Instruments, Arthur Andersen and Co, and A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc.
Mr. Estrada was an early founder of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs in the District of Columbia and served as its 2nd president and a national board member. In addition, he is a recipient of the Vice President’s Hammer Award and was a senior fellow for the Council of Excellence in Government.
In October 2013, Mr. Estrada participated in the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) study, conducted through the MedStar Health Research Institute. This long-term clinical trial, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, tested the effectiveness of four diabetes medications. In November 2014, Mr. Estrada was among one of twelve national invitees to participate in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-patient dialogue on unmet needs in diabetes.
Mr. Estrada earned an MBA in management and accounting from Texas Tech University. His undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry is from the University of Texas at El Paso.