January 23, 2023

Scottsdale, Arizona

Allymyr Atrero Awarded ACEL Member of the Year, Sponsored by Redwood Investment Management

On January 21, 2023, Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL) – celebrated a year of accomplishments as well as welcoming in the new Lunar Year with some well-deserved community awards. Since 2014, ACEL has bestowed the Member of the Year Award at the annual awards gala ACELebration – to an ACEL member that has shown exemplary dedication and commitment to their community. This year’s 2023 ACEL Member of the Year Award was awarded to Allymyr Atrero. This coveted award was made possible by the generous sponsorship and support from Redwood Investment Management, a financial investment firm located in Scottsdale.

A look at this year’s recipient

Allymyr Atrero works in education consulting as a project manager for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), a national, nonprofit membership organization working to improve education-to-career pathways for adult learners. Her organization partners with postsecondary institutions, workforce and economic development agencies, employers, foundations, and other mission-aligned organizations to provide expertise, resources, and innovative solutions that support sustainable and equitable economic growth. Prior to CAEL, Allymyr championed for multicultural and equity-based centers where she led diversity and inclusion education and policy work within universities. She has extensive experience designing curriculum highlighting power, privilege, and identity and overseeing large-scale professional development events such as conferences, workshops, and symposiums.

Beyond financial support, I’ve learned one of the best ways I can contribute to my community is to pay it forward with my time. I don’t do it for the recognition, but it was truly an honor to be presented the 2023 Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders – Member of the Year award at the annual gala amongst so many distinguished guests and leaders in the community.” stated Atrero.

Outside of work, Atrero actively engages and advances social justice through regularly presenting at conferences and volunteering with community organizations. Her conference presentations have been accepted at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education National Conference, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Conference, and the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Womxn’s Leadership Symposium. She also currently serves as the mentorship chair for Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL).

Redwood Investment Management is laser-focused

ACEL is fortunate to have the support of dedicated community members who are truly invested in their community and continue to support AAPI businesses and entrepreneurs and who give their time to mentor new businesses, young professionals and tomorrow’s leaders – such as Redwood Investment Management. Founded in 2010 by Michael Messinger, Redwood Investment Management, (RIM)  manages RiskFirst investment solutions for a diverse portfolio of financial advisors and clients. The firm holds the foundational principle that investment success requires management of risk. RIM applies proprietary quantitative investment strategies. Their highly experienced and competitive team has diverse capabilities in quantitative research, investment strategy construction, and full-service partnership – as well as extensive distribution and leadership experience. Via their RiskFirst process which is rooted in clear, defined and achievable expectations – they support planning-focused advisors with the goal of better outcomes for their individual investors. Redwood Investment Management is proud to support the ACEL community and greater AAPI community. To learn more visit Redwood Investment Management for more information.

ACEL is a non-profit organization providing Asian American professionals opportunities to work together to enhance Asian American leadership. ACEL hosts leadership chapters in six cities as well as three collegiate chapters. ACEL offers AAPI youth a mentorship program and an annual leadership conference in August open to the community. Visit ACEL for more information.