Rochester organization names Hispanic business person of the year

The Rochester Hispanic Business Association has named Arline Santiago as the 2018 Hispanic Business Person of the Year.

Santiago is a senior vice president, general counsel and legal director at ESL Federal Credit Union, according to information from the RHBA.

Santiago serves as Foodlink board chair and sits on the boards of the Rochester Area Community Foundation, Volunteers of America Upstate New York and SUNY Brockport LEAP. She received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Santiago also is a member of the Monroe County, American and Hispanic bar associations.

The RHBA will honor Santiago during the 29th-annual gala luncheon Sept. 27 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. For more information, visit

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