As Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) continues to grow, so does the need to expand our community leadership. We are excited to announce the confirmation of our newest Board Member, Angel Reyes.
Angel serves as the Corporate Responsibility Officer for KeyBank in the Oregon/SW Washington and Idaho markets. He oversees the philanthropic budget and investment strategies to meet community needs, as well as create and maintain relationships with community-based, charitable, and non-profit organizations, in addition to KeyBank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance goals throughout the region.
KeyBank is a longtime supporter of NWABA filling providing sponsorship at various fundraising events. Angel’s interest in NWABA came about after he heard an inspirational story from one of our youth athletes, Eric G., about his struggles and subsequent success in joining his high school swim team after participating in sports with NWABA.
By joining NWABA’s board, Angel hopes to provide representation for the Hispanic/Latinx community, as well as increased access to the visually impaired community. Angel is looking forward to participating in future NWABA program events such as kayaking and weightlifting.
It is wonderful to see how committed to service he is in his community. Angel previously held a pivotal role as national chair for KeyBank’s Hispanic-Latinx Key Business Impact and Networking Group (HLKBING), which helps create an inclusive and stronger workplace for all. He currently is a committee member for Columbia Gorge Community College and the Cinema Unbound Awards, a project of the Portland Art Museum, in addition to serving as a board member for the Latino Network. He has also been affiliated with and supported United Way, Columbia Center for The Arts, The Next Door Inc., Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, Familias en Accion and LatinoBuilt.
Angel earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Oregon University, a MBA from George Fox University and a certificate of diversity and inclusion from Cornell University. He lives in Hood River, Oregon where he frequently enjoys attending community events, spending time with friends and family and taking in all that Oregon has to offer.