Henry Jiménez

Henry Jiménez

Executive Director
mapicon St. Paul, MN

Henry Jiménez is Executive Director and President of the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) in St. Paul, MN.  In this role he is focused on helping Latino entrepreneurs start or expand their businesses. He considers his work an honor and a privilege because of the opportunity it gives him to not only support the Latino community itself but also recognize and amplify its important place in Minnesota’s economy.   

Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Henry holds a master’s degree focused on Advocacy and Political Leadership from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has dedicated his academic and professional life to advocating for and advancing his community.  

Prior to joining LEDC in 2019, Henry ran a variety of programs and organizations with local to statewide scopes. During his tenure at CANDO (Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization), he successfully increased the budget, widened community reach, and guided development of several community-driven programs that continue to benefit residents today.  

While at the helm of MCLA (Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs), Henry worked to connect with Latino communities and business owners across the state, familiarizing them with MCLA’s work, listening to their concerns, and including their voices in the legislative conversations happening at the capitol. He also serves as the founding President of the Board of Directors of COPAL (Comunidades Organizando el Poder y Acción Latina), a nonprofit working to consolidate and activate the civic power of MN’s Latinos.