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2022 40 Under Forty: Miguel Vázquez Jr.

Click here to return to HBJ’s 2022 40 Under Forty Award Honorees Miguel Vázquez Jr. Age: 31 Company: Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Title: Senior Development Manager, New England & Mid-Atlantic Number of years with current company: 5 Town where I live: Hartford Town where I work: Hartford College: Babson College Highest degree: Bachelor’s in business administration
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Miguel Vázquez Jr. is a senior development manager at NFTE, leading fundraising operations with an extensive portfolio of both national and regional accounts. Vázquez Jr. has more than a decade working in the nonprofit sector and in community engagement driving social impact. He is also the vice president of marketing for Prospanica Connecticut, an association for Hispanic business professionals and serves as a head leader at House of Restoration Church.

What’s been your biggest professional accomplishment so far in your career?

I went from participating in a NFTE program as a teenager to 15 years later, leading its development efforts for all of New England as well as managing one of the largest accounts for the organization.

How are you involved in the community?

I am actively involved with Prospanica CT serving as a board of director where I lead marketing and manage community events throughout the year. I also congregate at House of Restoration Church where I serve as a head leader supporting the educational and professional development of our family of faith.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends and trying out all the food options at Parkville Market in Hartford.

Why do you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty?

• Hartford native committed to helping other young people to become positive outliers like him.

• Went from support staff with minimal fundraising experience to leading an entire region’s development efforts under five years.

• Directly contributed to fundraising more than $5 million in grants for NFTE to date.

• Engaged the community with quality career and professional development initiatives through his board role at Prospanica CT.

Fun Fact

I prefer soft serve over hard serve ice cream, but I’ll take either any day.

Theme Song

“Hard Work” — U.S. Army Airborne Rangers

Bucket List

What are two things that you would like to achieve before you turn 40?

I’d like to transition to the for-profit world to lead corporate philanthropy and travel to Antarctica and Europe so I can say I’ve been to all seven continents.

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