Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Chief Operating Officer, Main Street Project, Northfield, MN
Reginaldo (Regi) Haslett-Marroquin is the Chief Operating Officer at Main Street Project, a Minnesota-based enterprise development group working to build a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable food system, with the power to revitalize rural communities. Regi has a long history of successful transnational entrepreneurial leadership. He began working on economic development projects with indigenous Guatemalan communities in 1988, and has served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program’s Bureau for Latin America and advisor to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. He was a founding board member of the Fair Trade Federation and led the creation and launch of Peace Coffee, a MN-based fair-trade coffee company, and then went on to work with woodland owners in the Midwest and Guatemala where he organized several stewardship-certified cooperative forestry businesses..