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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Robert Asseo

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Celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 annually, National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes “the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.” First observed in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, National Hispanic Heritage Month was expanded to 30 days of recognition by President Ronald Reagan before being signed into law on Aug. 17, 1988. National Hispanic Heritage Month’s start date of Sept. 15 carries significance as the independence anniversary for several Latin American countries, and it is close to the dates of independence for Mexico (Sept. 16) and Chile (Sept. 18).

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us in recognizing local Hispanic leaders, business owners and citizens of prominence making history in our region. Today, we are honored to highlight Robert Asseo. 

Moving to the United States from his native Puerto Rico in 1986, Asseo retired from Delta Air Lines after 41 years with the company, his last role that of overseeing Field Service Operations at CVG. Operating under the mantra that “the impossible is possible,” Asseo is a firm believer in serving others, which is why he served three terms as Commissioner for the Kentucky Commission of Human Rights. 

A winner of multiple work and community awards, the married father of three is a Florence resident and active with local law enforcement on several levels. In addition to serving as a State Trustee for the Florence F.O.P. Lodge 33A, he is also the Chair of the Florence Fire and EMS Tax District Board. He recently added another honor to his resume after being invited to serve as a keynote speaker for the FBI.

Learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

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