Pedro Zamora

Pedro Zamora

Executive Director
mapicon Kansas City, MO

Pedro Zamora serves as the Executive Director of the Hispanic Economic Development Center in Kansas City, MO. With over 34 years of leadership experience, he’s an enthusiastic entrepreneurial leader with established strengths in strategic planning, fundraising and financial management, product and program introduction, marketing, organizational transition management, and board development. 

Pedro’s career story is divided into two distinct chapters with a common theme, organizational leadership. In the first chapter of his professional life, he served as the leader in research and development in the telecom communications industry. In 2007, he founded and served as CEO of Kyland USA, an industrial ethernet communication manufacturer. Selling the company in 2014 allowed Pedro to enter his second leadership chapter as a nonprofit executive.  

In 2015, Pedro led HEDC in refining its strategies for entrepreneurial programs that include building a $7.2 million-dollar 22,546 sq. ft. incubator, improving their operating and economic models, enhancing their performance measurements and growing HEDC’s Micro Enterprise loan fund while getting it certified as a CDFI.  

This transformation is enhancing HEDC’s viability to better achieve their mission and gain long-term sustainability. Pedro has dedicated his leadership energies to improve business relationships, and economic impacts of the Latino community and business in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area.