It is hoped the former bodybuilding and fit model athlete will boost the structure of IFBBPA in the Florida region.
Cortes began his fitness career in 2004, achieving certification as a personal trainer.
Despite calling time on competing after donating a kidney to save a friend’s life, he has kept closely linked to bodybuilding as a coach, master of ceremonies, judge and promoter.
Cortes has a Bachelor of Science degree in supervision and management as well as additional skills in marketing.
“Carlos Cortes will contribute to building a strong and solid bodybuilding and fitness federation in the USA,” an IFBB statement reads.
In September 2018, IFBBPA named Amirah Spielman as its new chairperson for Indiana.
Spielman competed as a figure athlete from 2003 to 2012 and four years later created a company called “KaiFit Meals Customised Nutrition”, which offers athletes meals prepared to each individual’s specific requirements.