Updated: Feb 17
Pedro Alfonso is Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Concepts, Inc. an infrastructure construction company located in Washington DC. Prior to starting DCI in 1979, Mr. Alfonso gained much of his business expertise and technical knowledge from his work at the IBM Corporation's Federal System Division and the General Electric Company's Information Systems Business Division.
A graduate of Howard University's School of Business, Mr. Alfonso is active in various organizations including member of the DC Public Service Commission’s Advisory Council on Utility Supplier and Workforce Diversity and on the Board of the DC Hispanic Contractor’s Association Community Services non-profit. He is a former Board member of the American Federation for the Blind (AFB), Vice Chair of the Board of the D.C. Public Access Corporation, Board Member of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, and currently serves on the Board of the Statehood Research DC Committee. Mr. Alfonso is also the Former Chairman of the Board of several organizations including Chairing the Board of Commissioners of the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA), the National Small Business Association (NSBA, the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, the D.C., DC Private Industry Council, Greater Southeast Community Hospital, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. He has also served on the Boards of the USO of Metropolitan Washington, Leadership Washington, Southeastern University, and Georgetown University Hospital.
Mr. Alfonso has been a guest speaker for several organizations including Langston University in Oklahoma, the Entrepreneurial Center at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, and at Howard University's Small Business Development Center. He also served as a Presidential Appointee to the White House Conference on Small Business and participated in the Small Business Delegation to Russia to assist in promoting a free market economy. Recently, he was invited and participated in D.C. Mayor, Muriel Bowser’s Exploratory Trade Mission delegation to Cuba.
Mr. Alfonso has testified before the District of Columbia City Council and Congressional Committees on Privatization and Procurement issues. He has been quoted for his views on the economic and political future of the U.S. in numerous publications including Black Enterprise, Fortune Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, USA Today, and Newsweek Magazine. He was featured in articles in The Washington Times for his D.C. Chamber of Commerce activities, The Washington Post for views on affirmative action, Money Magazine for successful entrepreneurship in the technology and communications fields, and most recently in the Financial Times for his views on tax reform and the national deficit. Mr. Alfonso was awarded a National Achievement Award by the Small Business Administration, recognized as a Washington Achiever by the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Department of Interior, and Alumnus of the Year by the Howard University School of Business. The D.C. Chamber of Commerce also presented him with the 1999 Business Leader of the Year Award, and he was honored in 2003 by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Department of Workforce Development and Diversity Programs. He was recently recognized as the Hispanic Leader in Construction from the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the 2016 Washington DC Hall of Fame.