In an industry dominated by Anglo males, Linda Alvarado is one of a handful of female executives in the construction business. Starting as a contract administrator, she quickly learned the business even returning to school to gain an edge. Today, she is president of Alvarado Construction, Inc, a general contracting firm specializing industrial utility and mega engineering endeavors including the Denver Convention Center, the Denver International Airport and other commercial buildings. Outside the world of construction, she is a nationally-recognized advocate of Hispanic businesses, a board member of several Fortune 500 companies and in 1993, became the first Latina to own part of a Major League baseball franchise- the Colorado Rockies.