CORAL GABLES, Fla., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced that Mr. Dan Restrepo has joined MasTec's board of directors as a Class II Director. Mr. Restrepo, who is 42 years old, is the founder and managing director of Restrepo Strategies LLC, which provides strategic advice to U.S. companies conducting business or exploring opportunities in the Americas, as well as to multi-national Latin-based companies conducting business or exploring new opportunities in the United States. Prior to founding Restrepo Strategies, Mr. Restrepo served with the National Security Council, as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, from March 2009 until June 2012. While at the National Security Council, Mr. Restrepo was President Obama's principal advisor on Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, and he managed the development and implementation of U.S. policy related to the Americas across the full range of national and homeland security issues. In addition to his position as managing director of Restrepo Strategies, Mr. Restrepo currently serves as Senior Fellow of the Center for American Progress, a position he has held since June 2013. Mr. Restrepo previously served the Center for American Progress as director for the Americas Project, from March 2006 until February 2009, director of outreach, from March 2004 until March 2006, and as deputy counsel, from March 2004 until January 2005. Jorge Mas, MasTec's Chairman of the Board noted, "We are pleased to have Dan Restrepo join MasTec's Board of Directors. As we continue to increase the scope of our energy portfolio, Dan's relationships and knowledge will be valuable resources for MasTec's board and management team." MasTec, Inc. is a leading infrastructure construction company operating mainly throughout North America across a range of industries. The Company's primary activities include the engineering, building, installation, maintenance and upgrade of energy, utility and communications infrastructure, such as: electrical utility transmission and distribution; natural gas and petroleum pipeline infrastructure; wireless, wireline and satellite communications; power generation, including renewable energy infrastructure; and industrial infrastructure. MasTec's customers are primarily in these industries. The Company's corporate website is located at www.mastec.com. Jose Mas, CEO of MasTec, has led the Company since April of 2007. SOURCE MasTec, Inc.