• Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Forefront

  • Bio

    Josuel Plasencia is a social entrepreneur, community leader, and public speaker. He has been featured in NBC, ABC, PBS, C-SPAN and the Wall Street Journal.

    Josuel is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Forefront (formerly Project 99), a premier training provider for the future of work, helping leading employers become more innovative, competitive, and profitable as workplace demographics in the United States continue to shift rapidly.

    Josuel has corporate experience in the areas of finance, business strategy and international development with Accenture, Goldman Sachs, EY, KPMG, BNY Mellon and the Boston Red Sox. He is a 4.0 Schools Fellow, Kairos Fellow, StartingBloc Fellow and a member of the LeadBoston Leadership program.

    A thought leader in millennial engagement and diversity and inclusion, Josuel has spoken at renowned events and conferences, including speaking at the United Nations, Liberty Mutual, Deloitte, Columbia University and at South by Southwest, the Ashoka U Changemaker Conference, and the ALPFA Convention.

    He has a Bachelors of Science from Babson College. Josuel currently sits on the Alumni Leadership Council of the National Academy Foundation and is a former board member at ALPFA, the largest Latino business association in the United States. Josuel enjoys dancing salsa, following the Mets and travel.

    Contact: josuel@forefrontcultures.com

  • Public Speaking

    NAF Next 2018

    Introduction of the MyNAFTrack Platform

    Latino Millennial Summit

    Presentation on Inclusive Leadership

    Ashoka U Big Idea Talk

    Introduction of Frank Boccio from New York Life

    ALPFA Gala

    Daniel Zamora Acceptance Speech

    Junior Achievement Annual Gala

    Acceptance Speech

    Bell Ringing at the NYSE 

    Financial Capability Week

    PBS American Graduates

    Junior Achievement Interview

    Junior Achievement of NY

    JA Award Video

    NBC Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf

    Interview feating Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria

    Virtual Enterprises Benefit


    Virtual Enterprises Benefit

    Introduction of Frank Boccio from New York Life

  • Professional Background

  • Boards


    Member of ALPFA Board of Directors

    ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) was the first national Latino professional association in the United States, established in Los Angeles in 1972. ALPFA continues to build upon its proud legacy with a mission: To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.


    Babson College

    Member of the Global Alumni Advisory Board

    Babson College educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere.


    Member of Alumni Leadership Council Member

    NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. The mission of the Alumni Leadership Council is to help NAF create a lifelong and worldwide community of alumni through opportunities for meaningful engagement in order to increase awareness, pride, participation, volunteer involvement, and commitment to NAF, its academies and students. More info on the council can be found here- http://naf.org/alumni-leadership-council

    National Dominican Students Conference

    Member of the National Board of Directors

    NDSC is an annual event featuring the highest quality in academic workshops, inspirational speakers, and networking events — for and by the Dominican community. Attended by over 400 student leaders annually, we work with over 30+ Dominican student groups from around the world.

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