Hispanic Heritage Highlight - Kevin Carbo
Kevin Carbó and his five siblings were born in New York and when Kevin was four, the family moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico. A VP of Sales while in America, Kevin’s father decided to pursue a law career in Puerto Rico. His mother worked as an educator. At age 20, Kevin worked as a high school basketball coach and won a state championship in his second year with the team. He went on to purse a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
When Kevin visited Disney World in 1980, he fell in love with the City of Tampa. With just $300 in his pocked, Kevin decided to stay and build a life in Florida. Kevin started a career in banking while in Tampa. In 1984, he moved to Dallas where he worked as a department manager with Bank One. Kevin also worked as a mortgage consultant and as an operations manager for Allstate Insurance. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Dallas Baptist University and an MBA from the University of Dallas. Kevin served as the chair of the National Hispanic Caucus, sat on the board of directors for the National Association of Latino Elected Officials and was director for the National School Board Association board. He has been on his local school board since 1996.
Kevin joined the City of Dallas in 2016 and is currently a Manager II with Airfield Maintenance. Kevin’s favorite thing about working for the City is serving the department employees. He believes in his employees’ welfare, saying “I care about the employees because if you take care of your employees, they will take care of the customers.” Kevin and his wife Jossie have been married for 37 years and have two children, Jessica and Kevin Jr. They also have five beautiful grandchildren.