Keith Amparado

Keith D. Amparado

Communications Company Executive, Educational Advocate

Keith Amparado is an entrepreneur and educational advocate of the Shirley Chisholm Center for Equity Studies at the State University of New York Empire State College (SUNY). He holds a Bachelor of Science from the SUNY Empire State College, and has remained active in teaching and working to create educational and social opportunities for young Black and Latino men, inspired by his experiences as a young Black man. Mr. Amparado is the former Assistant Director of the school and president of the Board of Directors of the State University of New York Alumni-Student Federation. After caring for his parents following their Alzheimer’s diagnoses, Mr. Amparado created the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Group at New York University, dedicated a scholarship in his parents’ honor, and has been active as a trainer for CaringKind and the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition to his work for the SUNY system, Mr. Amparado is the founder and president of KDA Communications, established in 1985 as a way to build on his background in technical writing, systems analysis, and data processing across industries. KDA Communications has provided consulting services to clients including New York University Financial Systems and the New York City Board of Education’s Special Education Projects panel.

Millennium Magazine

On page 62, Mr. Amparado’s role as a founder and president of KDA Communications is presented alongside the entirety of his career achievements. 

Video Biographies

Mr. Amparado’s career highlights, such as his work with the Shirley A. Chisolm Center for Equity Studies, are displayed in video biographies. 

2021 Press Release

Mr. Amparado’s 2021 press release highlights his success in education, especially relating to his experience having faced adversity as a gay Black man.

Worldwide Humanitarian

Mr. Amparado’s support of such organizations as the Alzheimer Care Givers Group, the Siloam Presbyterian Church, CaringKind – The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving, and Shirley Chisholm Center for Equity, has resulted in him being recognized as a Worldwide Humanitarian.

Top Executives

Through his work at KDA Communications, Mr. Amparado has provided his skills and expertise as a market research consultant and consultant for the New York City Board of Education Special Education Projects.

Lifetime Achievement Press Release

Mr. Amparado’s Lifetime Achievement Award was recognized in a press release. 



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