United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) has announced that Ben Obregon has been elected Chair of the UMOS Board of Directors during the July Annual Corporation Meeting. Obregon, the former vice-chair for UMOS, is a longtime resident of the Madison community and a longtime board member of UMOS.
UMOS, headquartered in Milwaukee, is the largest Hispanic-managed nonprofit in the state of Wisconsin. The organization has operations in Arkansas, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, and Texas, as well as throughout the state of Wisconsin.
“We look forward to Ben’s continued leadership as UMOS continues to grow and expand,” says Lupe Martinez, UMOS President and Chief Executive Officer, in a statement.
UMOS provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations. UMOS was recently awarded a $3 million per year for 5-years federal grant to expand its Migrant and Seasonal Head Start operations in the state of Missouri and now Arkansas.
UMOS currently has $35 million in grant revenues, with a Madison administrative office at 7 North Pickney Street.