Arnulfo Manriquez


Arnulfo Manriquez serves as President & CEO of MAAC, a nonprofit organization providing Leadership, Advocacy and Community Services in the County of San Diego. He has served in executive leadership positions for the past eleven years and has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past 25 years. MAAC was founded in 1965 and is a leading advocacy organization in the areas of Housing, Education, Health and Career Pathways. Arnulfo’s experience has focused on Housing & Community Development, Economic Development, Strategic Planning and Education programs throughout the San Diego Community. In addition to developing affordable housing, MAAC operates 16 Head Start Centers, a Charter High School, Recovery Homes, Counseling and Workforce Development Programs. Arnulfo presently serves as Board President of Housing California, California’s statewide housing advocacy organization. He also presently serves as a Board member of UNIDOS US (formerly NCLR), a nationwide nonprofit advocacy organization as well as Treasurer of the Board for the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Manriquez has recently become a member of UCSD’s Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board. Arnulfo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD, 1993) and a Masters of Arts degree in Leadership and Non-Profit Management from the University of San Diego (USD, 2005) and a certificate in Strategic Perspectives for Nonprofit Management from Harvard Business School (HBS, 2018). As a first generation immigrant who grew up in San Diego, Arnulfo understands firsthand the challenges faced by under-represented communities and is committed to ensuring opportunities for self-sufficiency and safety for families who need it most.