Jorge Hidalgo is the new president of the Rotary Club of Madison, taking over from outgoing President Andrea Kaminski.
Hidalgo, who joined Rotary Club in 2014, is president of Wilde East Towne Honda. He was born in the Dominican Republic, grew up in New York City and now lives in Sun Prairie with his wife, Andrea.
“As your president, I plan to remind us all of why Rotary matters, and mention one great thing Rotary has done each and every week,” Hidalgo wrote to the Rotary community in an announcement of his presidency. “I also plan to highlight members in the news each week from the podium, to celebrate the active role we play in the community.
“We’ll have speakers that address a broad range of topics, including not only social issues but also leadership, history, business, inspirational life experiences, scientific discovery, and artistic pursuits,” he added.
Hildalgo has served on the board of directors and as president of the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce and has served as vice president of Fisher House of Wisconsin, according to his bio provided by The Rotary Club of Madison. He has also been board president for the Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers Advertising Association. He is a recipient of the 2016 Latino Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Latino Chamber of Commerce and the 2019 Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce Community Business Leader Award.
Hildalgo is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he earned a bachelor of science degree in economics. He later earned a master’s degree in operations management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years as an Infantry Officer where he was an Army Ranger and Airborne Jumpmaster.