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Burgos Named Hispanic Community Liaison on Driver License Issues

CONTACT: Robert Sanchez
Public Information Administrator

May 8, 2002

Modesto W. Burgos, a former Ford Motor Company executive, has been named Hispanic Community Liaison by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

In the newly created position, Burgos will work with Hispanic civic organizations and the news media throughout the state to disseminate information on driver licensing issues. He will be based in Miami, where he held a similar position for Ford as liaison between the automaker and the various Hispanic communities nationwide.

Burgos is a founder and secretary/treasurer of the Ford Salute to Education scholarship program that has awarded close to $2 million in scholarships to high school graduates in South Florida. He led Ford’s effort to assist the South Florida community after Hurricane Andrew, arranging the loan of 100 vehicles as well as monetary aid to organizations involved in the recovery effort.

Burgos has been recognized by numerous organizations for his community service. In 1999, Gov. Jeb Bush appointed Burgos to Florida’s Panel to Review Medicaid Reimbursements. He is past chairman and a current board member of the Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers. He is a United Way trustee and has served on the boards of the Miami International Press Center and the Hispanic Heritage Council.

Burgos worked his way through college and graduated from Murray State University in Kentucky. He served in the United States Army in Europe and was honorably discharged after six years of active and reserve duty. He became a U.S. citizen after serving in the military.

A Florida resident for more than 25 years, Burgos resides with his family in southwest Miami-Dade.

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