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Co-owner of Major League Baseball team joins Mayo Clinic trustees

Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees on Friday received Denver construction tycoon and Major League Baseball team owner Linda Alvarado as a new member.

Alvarado, president and CEO of Denver-based Alvarado Construction Inc., became in 1992 the first Hispanic owner of a Major League Baseball franchise, the Colorado Rockies. She currently is co-owner of the team.

Alvarado Construction's projects include airports, convention centers and sports stadiums.

Alvarado also is president of Palo Alto Inc., which owns 150 restaurants in several states. She has been a member of the board of directors of several Fortune 500 companies, commissioner of the White House Initiative for Hispanic Excellence in Education, and recipient of the Horatio Alger Award.

The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, a 31-member group of public representatives and Mayo Clinic doctors and administrators, is responsible for patient care, medical education and research at Mayo Clinic's sites in Rochester; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz.

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