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In September 2019, Amy Flores was appointed by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran as the new executive director of the Nassau County Office of Hispanic Affairs.

The role of Executive Director oversees the Office of Hispanic Affairs and its daily operations, serving as a bridge between the growing Hispanic community and county government.

The Office of Hispanic Affairs works with the County Executive’s office and other county agencies on the research, analysis and implementation of policy to ensure the Hispanic community is afforded equal opportunities, meaningful engagement and access to Nassau County government.

The office also works with community organizations that serve the Hispanic community with the goal of building strategic partnerships, collaborations, and a robust resource system for the Hispanic population in Nassau County.

Prior to working in county government, Mrs. Flores worked at People’s United Bank, a Northeast bank with approximately over $60 Billion in assets, as vice president, senior affordable lending manager managing the Affordable Lending Division for the entire footprint of the bank.

She partnered with over 400 locations to serve local communities through outreach and education with a strong focus on distressed areas, minority and low- to moderate-income communities. She directly worked with government agencies, HUD approved counseling agencies, non-profits and community organizations in efforts of revitalizing and strengthening communities through economic and community development.

Mrs. Flores has received numerous accreditations which range from being honored by the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the New York State Assembly, Hispanic Media News, and the organization Flutterflies, as Outstanding Community Leader.

Mrs. Flores has also been featured in the national magazines: Mortgage Professional America and National Mortgage Professional. In 2018 she was awarded the CEO Leadership Award at People’s United Bank for her sustained leadership, commitment and contributions in “Delivering Outstanding Results, Succeeding Together, Caring for Customers and being a Good Community Partner.”

In April 2019, she was honored by the Long Island Business News at their 4th Annual Diversity in Business Awards which recognizes consistent commitment to excellence and support of diversity and equality within our community. Most recently she was highlighted in the City & State New York: 2020 Long Island Power 100 List which highlights the 100 most powerful figures of Long Island and in 2021 she was recognized by the Long Island Business News as one of the 2021 most powerful women on Long Island.

Mrs. Flores is co-founder of the women’s group, Empress Group. She is a Board Member of the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (Nassau County I.D.A.), Board Member of Circulo de La Hispanidad, Board Member of CARECEN: Central American Refugee Center and a member of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office Hispanic-Latino Advisory Council, Nassau County District Attorney’s Office Hempstead Advisory Council and member of the Hempstead Prevention Coalition.

Mrs. Flores is a notary public, certified paralegal and an approved real estate and continuing education instructor for the state of New York.

Mrs. Flores has a proven track record of delivering unsurpassed results with respect, excellence and integrity. Mrs. Flores currently resides in Nassau County with her husband and 3 children.

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