Maite Arce is the founder, president and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, a national organization that connects Latinos to partners and opportunities that improves lives and creates an equitable society.

Her leadership has informed and empowered individuals, youth, and families on the issues of workforce development, financial empowerment, outdoor recreation, and environmental conservation. Maite’s organization and leadership has made key contributions in the designation of six national public lands monuments, the permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund; placed more than 300 young people in internships and jobs on public lands and watersheds; and engaged hundreds of partners in recreational, volunteer, stewardship, and roundtable events through signature initiatives including, Latino Conservation Week.

Maite formerly served as Vice President of Operations for the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (Hispanic CREO). In 2017, she received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Logos College.

She is a native of Ensenada, Baja California Mexico. Maite lives with her husband Ted and parents, Elena and Jose near the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in Loudoun County, Virginia. She and her husband enjoy exploring trails and kayaking the watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay.