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STV Executive Vice President Honored by ACE Mentor Program

Jun 14, 2022
Marcos Diaz Gonzalez receives his award from ACE Mentor Program.
Marcos Diaz Gonzalez (right) receives his award from ACE Mentor Program.

Marcos Diaz Gonzalez, STV executive vice president, advisory and program management, was honored by the ACE (Architecture Construction Engineering) Mentor Program of Greater New York (GNY) at its 25th Annual Scholarship Luncheon.

Gonzalez, who has been involved with ACE – a mentorship program that introduces high school students to careers in the design and construction industry – since 2007, was honored alongside current First Deputy Mayor of New York City, Lorraine Grillo, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects founder and former Yale School of Architecture dean, Robert A.M. Stern.

“It is humbling to be recognized by my ACE GNY Board peers alongside two industry leaders,” said Gonzalez who was also elected Vice-Chair of ACE GNY’s Board of Directors at the luncheon. “But it is also a recognition of value for the efforts I have supported over the last 15 years to expand the student programs in underserved high schools and the inclusivity of our mentors and create a supportive network for participants to continue their professional development.”

Marcos Diaz Gonzalez with ACE Mentor Program Students

Since he first started supporting ACE GNY, Gonzalez has helped established a new team in Brooklyn, and has sponsored award-winning students who participated in the national Construction Industry Round Table competition. Gonzalez was elected to the ACE GNY board in 2010, and has advocated for and sponsored the addition of new teams in under-represented communities. He has chaired the Student Outreach Committee to help maintain the program’s relationships with over 200 schools, and the Engineering Council to foster engineering company involvement. Additionally, he helped create the ACE Mentor Ball event, and encouraged the formation of the Mentor Committee to provide mentor input to the Board.

“I am very proud of the 15 years I have volunteered for ACE GNY,” Gonzalez said. “Thousands of high school students have learned about our professions firsthand from wonderful mentors and are being prepared not just for college, but also for careers that ACE supports even beyond our scholarships and project programs. ACE has provided an environment to grow and network as a mentor, and it helped me expand mine considerably and make great friends across the entire industry.”

Learn more about ACE here:
https://www.acementor.org/

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