Dora Toro

Board of Managers, Florida

Dora Toro, Board of Managers, Florida

Dora Toro was co-owner of La Prensa, a mainstay weekly newspaper of Central Florida's Hispanic community, for 24 years. She has been the Editor-in-Chief and is still its Publisher and CEO.

Ms. Toro's community involvement in educational, family, health, professional and arts organizations is extensive. She has served on numerous boards, including: the Hispanic Business and Professional Women’s Association (President), the University of Central Florida (UCF) Presidents Multicultural Advisory Council (PMAC), Executive Board of Barry Law University, Board of Hope Community Center, Orlando Ballet, Orlando Museum of Art, UCF's Town and Gown Council, Relevo for La Vida/Cancer Society (Honorary Chair), Community Board of WMFE-TV Public Television, Vamos a Votar/League of Women Voters (Vice Chair), and National Association of Hispanic Publications Foundation (Treasurer).

Ms. Toro has been recognized as Latina Publisher of the Year by the NAHP, Lifetime Achievement Award by the NAHP, one of the "Women Who Mean Business" by the Orlando Business Journal, Editor and Businesswoman of the Year by the Paoli Awards, Dream Builder by WFTV Channel 9/Family Connections, Don Quijote Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, several time recipient of the "25 Most Influential Hispanics in Central Florida" by Ahora magazine. She has received the key to the City of Longwood twice, among others.

This year she was given a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Bill Posey; has been nominated for the 2013 "100 Puerto Ricans Who Have Made a Difference" by the Center of Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, New York, and was selected as one of the recipients of the HOPE and Diversity Awards from HOPE Community Center for the use of her business acumen to create change and opportunities for others.