The Candidates

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A thorough collection of Latino leaders with extraordinary capabilities ready to embark on Corporate boards. These particular leaders have moved up the ranks and continue to establish their leadership within their network.

 

GARY ACOSTA

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

NAHREP is the nation’s largest minority real estate trade association with over 20,000 members and 40 local chapters. He created the Hispanic Wealth Project, a new 501c3 non-profit organization with a strategic plan to triple Hispanic household wealth by 2024. He has been awarded various recognitions including the prestigious "Investing in Communities" award from the Mortgage Bankers Association of America

 

LUIS AGUILAR

COMMISSIONER AT THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Commissioner Luis was appointed by President George W. Bush and was reappointed by President Barack Obama in 2011. He became the eighth longest-serving Commissioner in SEC history. He has been recipient of Honorary Doctor of Public Service, awarded by Georgia Southern University in 2013.

 

ANNE ALONZO

PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE AMERICAN EGG BOARD

Anne has previously served as the Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a Vice President at Kraft Foods, Senior Vice President at the National Foreign Trade Council, Washington, D.C., as well as other senior roles in environment, trade and international relations. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Kent College of Law.

 

RAUL ANAYA

PRESIDENT OF BANK OF AMERICA FOR GREATER LOS ANGELES

Raul oversees corporate social responsibility activities including philanthropic giving, community development lending and investing, environmental initiatives, diversity efforts, arts & culture projects, and employee volunteerism for the 13,000 bank associates located in the Greater Los Angeles area. He earned his BBA in finance from the University of Texas in Brownsville.

 

 

RICHARD CAMPILLO

MANAGING DIRECTOR AT XY99 ADVISORY LLC

Richard is a senior-level strategic and operational general manager with a highly successful leadership record of transforming and creating business models to drive sustainable growth and profitability in both mature and emerging markets. He has diverse functional background/expertise in Marketing, Sales, Finance and Business Development. He has held the senior leadership role in large businesses, regional organizations, joint ventures and start-ups.

 

CARMEN CASTILLO

PRESIDENT OF SDI INTERNATIONAL CORP.

Carmen founded SDI International Corp. in 1992 with an eye toward leveraging emerging technologies to rationalize business processes and deliver cost savings. Carmen's daily responsibilities as President/CEO of SDI revolve around the overall coordination of company operations, sales cycles, and customer service efforts.

 

MARTY CASTRO

PRESIDENT AND CEO OF CASTRO SYNERGIES, LLC

Marty was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in January of 2011. In March 2011, President Obama elevated Mr. Castro to the position of Chairperson of the USCCR, making him the agency's eighth Chair since the formation of the Commission, and the first Latino Chairperson in the over half-century history of the USCCR. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the National Medical Fellowships' Humanitarian Award; the Hispanic National Bar Association's Cesar Chavez Humanitarian Award; the Edwin A. Rothschild Civil Liberties Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois.

 

MARCELO CLAURE

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT COO AT SOFTBANK GROUP CORP.

Marcelo has been recognized as one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. He was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and is a member of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame. And Hispanic Business magazine named him Entrepreneur of the Year. He is Sprint's former CEO. He was among 42 individuals selected by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of the “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” initiative recognizing notable contributions to the progress of our society.

 

GUILLERMO DIAZ

CIO & SVP OF CISCO SYSTEMS

Guillermo is responsible for technology operations of Cisco’s $48 billion business, enabling new business models, and building the digital talent that the organization will need in the Future IT. His focus is on driving the business outcomes critical to the secure digital transformation of Cisco, its customers and partners. Guillermo is the recipient of the 2017 CIO Top 100, 2016 Top 10 LIDERES award and the 2015 Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) Estrella of the Year Award for outstanding individual leadership in the information technology field.

 

ROMULO DIAZ

VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL OF PECO

Romy serves as the chief legal officer of the company and oversees its team of attorneys responsible for all aspects of PECO’s legal affairs in Pennsylvania, as well as PECO’s claims and security departments. He joined PECO as associate general counsel in 2008 and managed the regulatory law practice group in Philadelphia. In 2011, he was honored by three local organizations for his leadership in the Philadelphia region’s Latino community.

 

JOSÉ HERNANDEZ

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR STRATEGIC OPERATIONS AT MEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

José joined the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas in 2001 and soon became Chief of the Materials and Processes Branch. He was selected as part of the 19th class of astronauts in 2004. He was part of the STS-128 mission, which launched on August 28, 2009. José recently received the 2016 National Hispanic Hero Award presented by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.

 

CHRISTOPHER LALAN

SVP AND DIRECTOR OF THE LEGAL DIVISION AT BANCO POPULAR

Chris joined its Legal Division in December 2009. Chris oversees all aspects of the Bank’s legal affairs and its team of attorneys and legal professionals and leads strategic initiatives, litigation, corporate and transactional matters and legal operations. Prior to joining BPNA, he worked in private practice at several major law firms in New York City. Chris received his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Emory University.

 

ANTHONY LÓPEZ

CEO AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF AZZUR GROUP

Tony's experience spans over 30 years in executive leadership positions including SVP & GM for Carefusion Respiratory Systems, Vice President for International Market Development at DePuy, Johnson & Johnson, and Marketing Director and Business Unit Manager at ETHICON, Johnson & Johnson.

 

ANTONIO LUCIO

GLOBAL CHIEF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER AT HP INC.

Antonio has more than 25 years of global marketing and brand management experience. Prior to joining HP, he spent eight years at Visa, most recently as Global Chief Marketing and Communication officer, responsible for the design and implementation of all global brand & product marketing platforms and corporate communications. He has held marketing leadership and innovation roles at some of the world's most successful consumer packaged goods companies, including PepsiCo Inc., Kraft General Foods, RJR Foods International, and Procter & Gamble.

 

ANTONIO NERI

PRESIDENT AND CEO OF HPE

Antonio is responsible for the development and delivery of enterprise technology solutions and services that make Hybrid IT simple and power the Intelligent Edge. During his 20+ years at the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Antonio has held numerous leadership positions. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of HPE’s Enterprise Group, which included the company’s Server, Networking, Storage and Technology Services business units.

 

PILAR RAMOS

EVP AND GENERAL COUNSEL FOR MASTERCARD NORTH AMERICA

Pilar is responsible for all legal, regulatory, government, and franchise affairs in MasterCard’s North American markets. Ramos began her tenure at MasterCard as region counsel in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Before joining MasterCard, she worked as in-house counsel in other sectors and was based in Miami and Buenos Aires. Pilar holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an executive editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, in international relations and in French. She also carried out part of her undergraduate studies at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.

 

ELENA RIOS

PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Dr. Elena was one of the founder of the National Hispanic Medical Association. has received an array of awards, including the American Association of Indian Physicians Appreciation Award in 1995 and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Award in 1998. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics of the Nation by Hispanic Business Magazine in 2001 and received the American Public Health Association's Latino Caucus Distinguished Career Award the same year.

 

GISEL RUIZ

EVP AND COO OF SAM'S CLUB

Gisel is responsible for the operations of 597 Sam’s Clubs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Her responsibilities also include overseeing the company’s Real Estate and Operations Transformation teams. She started in Walmart stores more than 25 years ago as a management trainee and has gained a depth of experience through key roles in Operations and Human Resources. In 2013, Gisel was awarded the Hispanic Federation's "Premio Orgullo" award, honoring Latinos who have shown an unwavering dedication to their community. She has also received the 2013 "Woman of the Year" Distinguished Service Award from the USO of Metropolitan New York.

 

ROSA SANTANA

FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF SANTANA GROUP

Rosa has been a driving force within the United States and Mexico staffing industry and is recognized internationally as a human capital solutions expert. Realizing this passion early in her career at Kelly Services, a Fortune 500 Company, she made a substantial financial impact by delivering extraordinary results to challenges presented by her clients. Rosa continues to be recognized for her many accomplishments and has won numerous awards locally, statewide and nationally. She was appointed to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; and in 2016 was inducted into the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum in New York City.

 

YASMINE WINKLER

CEO, CENTRAL REGION, AND CHIEF CONSUMER OFFICER OF UNITED HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY & STATE

In her more than 30 years in the health insurance industry, Yasmine has fostered a unique ability to develop and match health insurance business solutions to the needs of the marketplace. She has garnered extensive experience in accreditation, quality improvement, business process development, marketing, product development and innovation. Under her leadership, UnitedHealthcare has launched innovations including My HealthCare Cost Estimator, MyClaimsManager with Bill Pay, and Health4Me mobile app; products including Navigate, Charter and Compass; and dozens of pilots. Yasmine received a Bachelor of Arts in English and environmental studies from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She obtained a Master of Science in health care delivery science from the Tuck School of Business and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

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