Julio Suárez joined the DRiWaterstone Human Capital team as Managing Director for the social impact sector in December 2022. In this role, he has an ambitious mandate that includes helping DRiWaterstone expand its services to foundations, social impact enterprises, and corporate citizenship teams that are looking to have a greater impact locally, nationally, and globally.
Prior to coming to DRiWaterstone, Julio served as Head of Community Affairs and Foundation at Anheuser-Busch. In his position, Julio directed the company’s community impact programs across the United States. This included the Anheuser-Bush Foundation, workplace giving and volunteer programs, the Anheuser-Busch emergency drinking water program, and the Employee-Sponsored Disaster Relief Fund. Julio was also the founder and co-chair of AB Inspira, Anheuser-Busch’s Latino-focused employee resource group.
Before joining Anheuser-Busch in 2014, Julio was Director of Community Affairs and Diversity Outreach at Darden Restaurants. In this capacity, Julio administered the Darden Restaurants Foundation, led all national social impact programs, and oversaw the establishment of all external diversity partnerships. Prior to Darden, Julio was at Sprint for nine years, serving in a variety of assignments, including multicultural marketing, inclusion and diversity, and training and development.
Julio holds bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Communication Studies from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Baker University in Kansas City. Throughout his career, Julio has served on multiple nonprofit and civic boards, including the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals, the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Muny, and the national council for the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.