Nick De León joined the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development in 2019. Nick has a diverse professional background which includes; retail management, sales, public and community service experiences. He currently holds the position of Director of Community & Economic Development. In this role, he facilitates community planning initiatives by identifying and utilizing programs necessary to secure and examine community and economic development opportunities. Nick also oversees art programming that helps foster the cultural identity of La Villa Hispana neighborhood. Aside from his professional experiences, Nick was active in Cleveland’s growing arts scene through the Urban Renaissance Collective, where he performed, hosted and facilitated various art shows, poetry open mics, and creative performances. Nick earned his BA in Economic Development / Regional Planning from Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.