Virgilio Altamirano is from Nicaragua and came to UT to study engineering and business in 1973. He earned a BS in Architectural Engineering (1977) and BA in Accounting and Finance (1981). He obtained his CPA license in 1985. He began his professional career in 1982 as a Bank Examiner, and later held Senior Accounting and Financial positions with several banks and other industries. Virgilio currently manages a family-owned Real Estate Investment Company in Central Texas. He has been a Board Member of several non-profits. He was introduced to Austin Smiles in 2000 thru Dr. Jim Fox. As a cofounder of the Friendship Cuba organization, he has facilitated several Austin Smiles medical missions to Havana, Cuba. Virgilio is married to Tricia and has two daughters working in Manhattan.