Claudia Tinoco

Director of Nicaragua Operations

Claudia Tinoco is the Director of Operations for NICA and Chief Operations Officer for Embassy Properties, S.A. She graduated in 2004 from the National University of Engineering (UNI) in Managua, Nicaragua with an architecture degree. For five years after graduating from the UNI, she gained experience in the field of architectural construction and design with a firm in Managua. Claudia has always shown an interest in the field of architecture because it allows her to develop her structural designs into a physical reality.

In 2010, she continued her education by obtaining a masters degree in the Social Impact of Community Territory Planning from the University of Central America in Managua.

In 2008 Claudia joined the NICA team to develop social infrastructure projects in the rural community of El Tránsito. She focused on building a community-based leadership team that could manage community development projects. She traveled to the community four days a week to share her skills with the local people and assist in project execution to create better results. She is convinced that through community empowerment, the standard of living has increased in El Tránsito.

In addition to starting her work with NICA, Claudia started working for Embassy Properties, S.A in Managua, Nicaragua. EMPROSA is a major supporter of NICA’s work in Nicaragua, and they have expanded the Somos el Cambio program to a barrio that neighbors the complex. EMPROSA is based out of the original US Embassy property, which Chris Marlett acquired to develop an outsourcing complex. Claudia designed and supervised the construction of five different buildings on the property used for outsourcing services. She now manages the Emprosa Complex which is comprised of multiple buildings and nearly 2,000 employees.

Claudia has over 10 years of experience and is committed to the Marlett’s vision with both NICA and Emprosa S.A. She shares their goals of developing a more prosperous Nicaragua through new job opportunities in the local economy and the creation of social labor in rural communities.
Claudia Tinoco