On behalf of the ASPIRA Association, National Board of Directors, this is to announce the passing of Ronald Blackburn Moreno, President of the ASPRA Association. Ron served as President and CEO of the ASPIRA Association since 1994. Ron was committed to promoting the socioeconomic progress of the Puerto Rican/Latino community through education, leadership development and advocacy.
Preceding his work at ASPIRA, Blackburn worked at the College Board and the Quality Education for the Minorities Network in Washington, DC. He previously served as Assistant to the President of the Ana G. Méndez University, as Director of Development at the University of Puerto Rico System, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Inter American University, and taught Political Science at Catholic University of P.R.
Ron contributed to a number of other organizations and corporations, including former Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), former Chair and Treasurer of the Board of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), and member of the National Puerto Rican Coalition. He also served on the Wal-Mart External Advisory Board, the Coca Cola Council on Corporate School Partnerships, the NewsCorp/Fox Entertainment Advisory Board, and the Financial Services Roundtable Retirement Security Advisory Board, the Home Depot Advisory Board, the Puerto Rican Studies Advisory Board at Hunter College, and the President’s Advisory Board on Science Engineering and Health at the Ana G. Mendez University System.
Memorial services for Ron Blackburn-Moreno will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 6:00pm at Immanuel Church on the Hill, 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
The family requests that in place of flowers, that donations be made to the Ronald Blackburn-Moreno Youth Fund at the ASPIRA Association. 1220 L Street, NW, Suite 701, Washington, DC 20005. Donations can also be sent online through GoFundMe
For more information, contact: Laura Blackburn at 787-504-0165 or
Alfonso Davila, ASPIRA Association Board Chair at 787- 412-9040