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Yanela Frias is president of Prudential Retirement, a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc., and a leading provider of defined contribution, defined benefit, non qualified deferred compensation plan administration, and institutional investment and risk management services with account values in excess of $477 billion as of September 30, 2019. Frias previously led the Investment and Pension Solutions business within Prudential Retirement where she was responsible for the pension risk transfer, longevity reinsurance, structured settlements and stable value businesses and related institutional product innovation efforts domestically and internationally. Prior to her role with Investment and Pension Solutions, Frias held a number of increasingly responsible roles within Prudential, including heading the Structured Settlements business and serving as chief financial officer for Prudential’s Individual Annuities and Individual Life Insurance businesses. She is a member of World 50, a private community for C-suite level executives from globally respected organizations to share ideas, solutions and collaborative discovery for a lasting impact. Frias received a B.S. in accounting and an MBA in finance from Rutgers University, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She serves as chair of the Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company Board of Directors.

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Patricia Diaz Dennis currently serves on the board of directors of Entravision, U.S. Steel (including its Compensation & Organization and Corporate Governance & Public Policy Committees) and Amalgamated Bank (including chairing its Compensation and Human Resources Committee and serving on its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee). Ms. Diaz Dennis is also a trustee of the NHP Foundation, chairs the Sanctions Panel for The Global Fund, and chairs the World Affairs Council of San Antonio. Ms. Diaz Dennis served in a variety of positions for the company originally known as SBC Communications, Inc. (“SBC”) which later became AT&T. Ms. Diaz Dennis was Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of AT&T from August 2004 until she retired in November 2008. Ms. Diaz Dennis has served on the Boards and Board committees of a number of for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company from 1995 to 2017 and was Chair of the Board of Girl Scouts of the USA from 2005 to 2008. Ms. Diaz Dennis is a member of the California, Texas and District of Columbia bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.



Henry R. Muñoz III is leading a rising discourse on the imprint of Latino identity on American society throughout history that is poised to move front and center in the 21st Century, as Latino Americans converge at the center of politics and the economy. A businessman, designer, social justice activist, producer, opinion leader and philanthropist, Muñoz works across multiple platforms, which converge at the intersection of government and politics, culture and the built environment. The son of a prominent Latino labor and civil rights advocate, Henry is currently C.E.O. of Muñoz & Company, the largest and oldest minority-owned architecture and design practice in Texas. As a founder of TheDream.US, Muñoz is dedicated to placing direct action behind the belief that the American Dream be truly available to all – and that there is no better place to realize that dream than through access to the strongest higher education possible today. Muñoz is a member of the Board of The National Parks Foundation, where he has pushed to establish The American Latino Heritage Fund, which supports the creation of National Monuments and Heritage Sites that record the contributions of Latinos to the history of US. As an early appointee to the commission established to study the creation of a national Museum of the American Latino, Muñoz was subsequently elected chair of the effort to create a National Latino Museum on the mall in Washington D.C.; he is also Chairman Emeritus of The Smithsonian National Latino Board and a Trustee of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.

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R. Martin (“Marty”) Chavez is widely renowned as a trailblazer and leader who turned the Wall Street trading business into a software business, revolutionizing the way that capital moves and works. Most recently, Marty served in a variety of senior roles at Goldman Sachs, including Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and global co-head of the firm’s Securities Division. Marty was also a partner and member of the Goldman Sachs Management Committee. He continues to serve as a Senior Director.Marty has achieved singular acclaim in the financial-services industry for his work on SecDB, an early platform that transformed the trading business into a software business. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Marty was the CEO and co-founder of Kiodex, acquired by Sungard in 2004, and Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Quorum Software Systems. He holds an A.B. (1985) magna cum laude in Biochemical Sciences and an S.M. (1985) in Computer Science from Harvard, and a Ph.D. (1990) in Medical Information Sciences from Stanford. Marty serves as President of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University for the 2020-21 academic year. He also serves on the fiduciary or advisory boards of Cambrian, Earli, Grupo Santander, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Paige, Recursion Pharma, Sema4, Stanford Medicine, and the Stanford Center on Longevity. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of PNM Resources, Inc., and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

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Santiago brings more than 30 years of experience and a life-long enthusiasm for wellness to the Miraval team. As someone who believes in the healing power of food, Santiago previously pioneered the Hyatt’s industry-leading food, which is thoughtfully sourced and carefully served. In her own kitchen, Santiago enjoys trying new plant-based recipes with her wife, inspired by Miraval’s own recipes and conscious cooking food philosophy. 



Melissa Barra serves as senior vice president, chief strategy and customer relationship officer for Sleep Number. In this role, she is responsible for developing and integrating the company’s customer-focused strategy and overseeing customer relationship centers, consumer insights and data analytics, social responsibility initiatives, and communications and public relations. Barra joined Sleep Number in February 2013 as vice president, consumer insights and strategy. Prior to Sleep Number, Barra held a variety of senior leadership roles in finance, strategy and corporate development for Best Buy Co., Inc. Additionally, she has held domestic and international corporate finance and strategy leadership roles at Grupo Futuro, Citibank, and GE Capital. Barra has an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Barra also sits on the Board of Advisors for Antenna Marketing Consulting and Appriss Retail and has a seat on the Board of Directors at the YWCA Minneapolis.

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As executive vice president and general counsel of Vistra, Moore advises the company’s leadership team on legal, regulatory and corporate governance matters, in addition to overseeing the corporate secretary’s office and leading the company’s legal and compliance team. Prior to her current role, Moore served as vice president and general counsel of Luminant, a competitive power generation subsidiary of Vistra and its predecessor Energy Future Holdings. Moore’s primary responsibilities included coordination and delivery of all legal services for Luminant, including commercial matters, litigation, environmental advocacy, and regulatory compliance and counseling. In addition, she worked closely with other senior leaders to develop and implement the company’s strategy for addressing numerous environmental, permitting and other regulatory matters, including comments on proposed rulemakings, advocacy before relevant regulatory agencies, and representing the company’s position in litigation and administrative proceedings. She also oversaw contract administration and Luminant’s compliance program. Prior to joining Luminant in 2005, Moore was an associate at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP in the corporate and securities practice group, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions and private securities offerings. She also spent a year in the trial practice group at Gardere, where she represented clients in commercial litigation matters. In addition to her responsibilities at Vistra , Moore serves as a member of the board of directors of AVANCE-Dallas, Inc. and Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, is an active member of Attorneys Serving the Community and is a past chair of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Dallas Bar Association. She co-chaired the EFH 2015 United Way Tocqueville membership campaign and is a 2013 graduate of the General Counsel Forum’s Institute for Leadership in the Law. Moore received her undergraduate degree in English from Duke University and her law degree from William & Mary School of Law.

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Eliana is the founder and CEO of Eliment and Company, which includes an innovation venture lab, production studio and consulting firm. Her mission is to amplify and invest in diverse small businesses, startups and content creators. She also consults business and tech leaders on how to design culturally-relevant products and marketing campaigns. Eliana previously spent 10 years at Google, where she founded the multicultural marketing team and co-founded HOLA, the Latino employee resource group. While in Silicon Valley, she co-founded the Latinos in Tech Giving Circle. Outside of tech, Eliana founded Latinas Who Brunch and co-founded her family's organic Tequila Alquimia, an award-winning product that is 100% USDA-certified organic. Eliana was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in 2017. She was also included in the top 10 Latina Corporate Executives List by Latina Style Magazine in 2017 and the Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas List by ALPFA in 2019. ​She is a graduate of Harvard College and is originally from Oxnard, California.



Sandra L. Rivera is executive vice president and chief people officer at Intel Corporation. She leads Intel’s Human Resources organization and is responsible for driving greater business results through a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion as well as being responsible for the company’s policies and programs related to human resources worldwide. Before assuming her current role, she led the Network Platforms Group, which was a global organization of over 3,000 employees that drove the transformation of network infrastructure to Intel-based solutions and enabled breakthrough ways to integrate Intel’s silicon and software portfolio to create greater customer value. Rivera joined Intel in 2000 as a marketing director after the acquisition of Dialogic Corp. Before joining Intel, Rivera co-founded and served as president of The CTI Authority and served as president of the computer telephony division at Catalyst Telecom.

Rivera holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She sits on the Equinix board of directors; she is a member of Berkeley’s engineering advisory board and a member of the Intel Foundation Board; and she is part of Intel’s Latinx Leadership Council.




Pilar Ramos is the General Counsel, North America, at Mastercard. In this role, she is responsible for all legal, regulatory, government and franchise affairs in the company’s North American markets, its largest business unit. Prior to her current role, Ramos was Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy and Regulatory Strategy Counsel. 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 the entertainment sector and the internet marketplace sector. Ramos began her legal career as an associate at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, working in the New York and London offices on international capital markets and syndicated finance matters. Ramos holds a Juris Doctor 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.Ramos is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the board of directors of The United States Council for International Business, and The World Affairs Forum (Fairfield/Westchester Chapter). She also serves on the Board of LatinoJustice, a social justice organization focused on protecting and providing opportunities for Latino communities, and on the National and Louisiana Boards of Appleseed, an organization dedicated to advancing social justice through pro bono legal work by effecting change at the policy level.

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Eddy Cue is Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Eddy oversees Apple’s industry-leading content stores including the iTunes Store and Apple Music, as well as Apple Pay, Maps, Search Ads, Apple’s innovative iCloud services, and Apple’s productivity and creativity apps. Eddy also leads the newly created team responsible for developing all aspects of Apple’s worldwide video programming. He joined Apple in 1989 and leads a large organization of amazing people. Eddy was instrumental in creating the Apple online store in 1998, the iTunes Store in 2003 and the App Store in 2008. He also played a key role in developing Apple’s award-winning iLife suite of applications.Eddy earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University.



Ms. Lieblein served as Vice President, Global Quality of General Motors (GM), a company that designs, manufactures and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide, from November 2014 to March 2016. Ms. Lieblein served as Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain from December 2012 to November 2014, the GM Brazil President and Managing Director from June 2011 until December 2012, the GM Mexico President and Managing Director from January 2009 until June 2011, and Vehicle Chief Engineer from October 2004 to January 2009. Ms. Lieblein joined GM in 1978 as a co-op student at the General Motors Assembly Division in Los Angeles and held a variety of leadership positions at GM in engineering, product development, and manufacturing. In addition to Honeywell, Ms. Lieblein also is a director of Southwest Airlines Co. and American Tower Corporation.

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Miriam is a senior partner at KPMG in the US. As global head of the Management Consulting practice, she plays a significant, strategic role in building and executing its strategy, and continuing the business’ double-digit growth momentum. Before this role, she led the US firm’s Global Customer and Operations practice, which is focused on delivering industry-specific solutions for the front and middle office challenges of Fortune 500 clients. In this role, she oversaw a team of more than 2,000 partners and professionals. Miriam also serves as a Global Lead Partner for the world’s largest telco company in the US, overseeing more than 300 partners and professionals serving the client globally. In this role she has helped her client to transform its corporate services organization, namely finance. KPMG’s Technology Enablement consulting business was launched by Miriam where she served as its leader for three years. Before re-joining KPMG in 2008, Miriam spent five years at Bearing Point, thriving from doing what she loves: helping clients solve business challenges, and knowing that her team was providing bottom-line value.

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Francisco oversees Global Information Technology (IT) for Campbell, building a world-class IT function that delivers value to the business. Francisco joined Campbell from The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), where he spent 21 years in various leadership roles. Most recently, he led enterprise-wide IT services as IT Global Chief Technology Officer. Additionally, he supported P&G’s Feminine Care category as IT Functional Leader. While at P&G, Fraga led the development and execution of the enterprise-wide IT architecture and master plan. He also led the transformation of P&G’s supply chain network in the U.S. by building digital capabilities. Fraga graduated from Simon Bolivar University in Venezuela with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering.



Olivan left Spain to pursue his dream of being an engineer. In Europe, the best place to realize that goal was in Germany. He joined Siemens because he was fascinated by the disruption of mobile communication. He relocated to Japan to work for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone on wireless video transmission. When he saw the emergence of Silicon Valley as the next hub of innovation, he enrolled at Stanford University and packed his bags for California.

Olivan was a Facebook user when the site still required a college e-mail address to open an account. He was earning his master’s degree in business and creating a Spanish version of the online social network with his friends when Mark Zuckerberg approached him with a chance to join Facebook to lead international growth. Olivan accepted after finishing his degree and carried the thread that has woven together all the points of his career: connecting people.While Olivan’s role entrusts him with bringing the social platform to countries around the world, it’s also allowed him to connect people in other ways. He speaks proudly about, a project by Facebook that aims to connect the two-thirds of the world’s population that isn’t online.




Johanna Fuentes is executive VP of worldwide corporate communications at Warner Bros.Fuentes joined the company from a senior position at Showtime, where she served as executive VP and had oversight of Showtime Networks, Pop TV and the Smithsonian Channel. Prior to Showtime, Fuentes had runs at Bravo — where she launched series like “Top Chef,” “Project Runway” and the expansion of the “Real Housewives” franchise — and CBS Entertainment. Fuentes has been honored as one of The Imagen Foundation’s most powerful and influential Latinos in the entertainment industry, and was inducted into the organization’s as part of the Hall of Fame freshman class in 2019. She has also been recognized on Multichannel News’ women to watch, and honored annually among PR News’ top women and as one of the most influential minorities in cable by CableFAX: The Magazine. She is a graduate of Boston College.

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After earning her BA from California State University Chico, Elise Vasquez-Warner joined Walmart in 1995 as an hourly associate and quickly moved through the ranks to Assistant Manager, Co-Manager, and then Store Manager. In 2006, Elise was promoted to Regional Operations Support Director covering the state of California and in 2007 relocated to Orange County, California, to assume the role of District Manager. In 2009 Elise was a part of the first Walmart Leadership Academy class and after graduation was named Vice President & Regional General Manager to the state of Alabama and Florida Panhandle. She then served as Vice President & Regional General Manager of South Florida for five years. Currently Elise is the Vice President & Regional General Manager of Central Florida where she oversees 102 stores and approximately 35,000 associates. Elise is a 2014 alumni of Lifework Leadership and now a coach, she is an active member of The International Women’s Forum and volunteers at her children’s school. Elise was also recently recognized in Fortune magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business 2018.



In her role as Staples’ chief legal officer, Gonzalez oversees all facets of the Framingham-headquartered office supply company’s legal department including corporate, operations, employment, litigation and compliance support. At Staples, she founded and co-chairs HOLA, an employee affinity group for Hispanics and Latinos that also participates in a number of community service projects. Gonzalez holds an M.B.A from George Washington University and a law degree from Georgetown University. She’s involved in numerous boards and professional associations including the Association for Latino Professionals.

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Elisa D. Garcia joined Macy's, Inc. in September 2016 as the chief legal officer. She serves as the legal advisor to senior management and the board of directors and is the Macy’s, Inc. corporate secretary. Garcia also oversees government affairs. Prior to joining Macy's, Garcia had 16 years of broad-ranging experience as a corporate general counsel for major consumer-facing companies. She joined Office Depot, Inc. in 2007 as executive vice president/general counsel and secretary, and became the chief legal officer in 2013. Before joining Office Depot, she served as executive vice president/general counsel and secretary of Domino's Pizza, Inc. Earlier in her career, Garcia served as regional counsel, Latin America for Philip Morris International, international and corporate counsel for GAF Corporation, and as a corporate finance associate with the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Garcia is the executive sponsor of the La Voz Employee Resource Group that focuses on empowering the Latino community. A native of Brooklyn, Garcia's first language is Spanish. She earned a law degree from the St. John's University School of Law in New York. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.




Michelle Freyre joined The Estée Lauder Companies as Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, Clinique, on July 1, 2020.In her new role leading Clinique, Michelle is responsible for guiding the brand’s overall strategic vision, including innovation, product development and marketing, and all facets of consumer and digital engagement.Michelle joins The Estée Lauder Companies from Johnson & Johnson, where she had an impressive 20-year career holding various leadership roles within its Consumer Health Products division, most recently serving as President, U.S. Beauty. Prior to her role as President, U.S. Beauty, she served as the General Manager of Neutrogena, the largest brand within Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer division, and as the leader of the company’s Los Angeles campus. She has received several awards and honors in recognition of her exceptional career, including being named to Fortune’s 2018 “50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business.” Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors of Cynosure, LLC.



Francis A. Hondal is president of Loyalty Services, Managed Services and Labs as a Service at Mastercard and a member of the company’s management committee. Francis oversees Mastercard’s robust loyalty platforms and products as well as its agile, cross-collaboration implementation team focused on high-impact marketing programs and rapid product design services. With over 25 years of experience in consumer marketing, finance and management, Francis has spent her career in the payments and financial services industries. Prior to her current role, she served as Mastercard’s EVP of credit and loyalty solutions overseeing all aspects of product strategy and development globally. For Mastercard in Latin America and the Caribbean, she was responsible for the development, management and marketing of all products and solutions as well as Mastercard Advisors consulting services. Before joining Mastercard in 2011, she launched a business development and marketing service firm after an 18-year career at American Express. Francis is a first generation Cuban-American and has been named amongst Fortune’s Top 50 Most Powerful Latina Women in corporate America; ranking #19 in 2018 and #15 in 2017. She serves as a Board Member of FIU’s Chapman School of Business and was inducted to the College of Business Administration Hall of Fame in 2015; receiving the Global Leadership Award. In 2013, she received the International Business Woman of the Year Award by the Organization of Women in International Trade. She has a Bachelor Degree in Finance and International Business and an MBA from Florida International University (FIU)




Rachel Gonzalez is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Starbucks Coffee Company. Joining Starbucks in April 2018, Rachel handles legal and regulatory affairs, global security, and ethics and compliance, in addition to acting as counselor to the board of directors and executive leadership.  She is part of the executive leadership team, reporting directly to Kevin Johnson. In her previous role at Sabre Corporation, Gonzalez led a global team responsible for human resources, corporate communications, legal strategy, regulatory affairs, corporate compliance, and government affairs. She joined Sabre in 2014 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining Sabre, Gonzalez served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with Dean Foods in Dallas, Texas.  Previously, Gonzalez was Senior Vice President and Group Counsel with Affiliated Computer Services.  Earlier in her career, Gonzalez was a partner with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she focused on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, SEC compliance and corporate governance. Rachel serves on the board of Dana Incorporated, where she serves on the audit committee as well as the nominating and corporate governance committee. She holds a law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley.




In this role, Ricardo is Group CIO responsible for providing information services, systems and solutions to all areas of the business, including senior leadership, employees, customers, and suppliers. Prior to this role he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Constellation Brands, and member of Constellation Brands Operational Executive Management Committee. Prior to this he joined DHL Global Forwarding in January 2012 as SVP, Chief Information Officer for the Americas, had responsibility on other Global DGF businesses.

Prior to DHL, Ricardo has held various senior and executive level positions within various industry verticals. He served as Head of Global IT Strategy and Chief Architect for GlaxoSmithKline Global Consumer Business, Regional Head of IT (CIO) North America for Royal PHILIPS Consumer and held senior IT Delivery and Operations responsibilities for the PHILIPS semiconductors division. Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine named Ricardo one of the “Most Influential Hispanics in Technology” in 2011. Ricardo sits on the Executive Board of HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council), where he was also named in 2008-2017 HITEC “100 Most Influential Hispanics in Information Technology.” Ricardo has a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from the Air Force Academy in Lima, Peru.



Paul Fabara is Visa’s executive vice president and chief risk officer. In this capacity, Mr. Fabara is responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of the Visa payment system, while also serving as the principal liaison with regulatory agencies. He ensures that Visa continues to deliver industry-leading services to prevent, detect and mitigate the impact of fraud and security attacks on Visa’s clients and other payment system stakeholders. Mr. Fabara joined Visa in 2019. Prior to Visa, Mr. Fabara held a number of key leadership roles at American Express Company (Amex) during his eight-year tenure. Most recently, he held the position of president of the global services group for Amex. As a member of the Amex executive committee, he was responsible for the company’s global servicing functions, including customer service, credit, and fraud operations, as well as enterprise-wide strategic initiatives. Most notably, as chief risk officer, Mr. Fabara promoted strong capabilities and disciplined, integrated risk controls. He improved corporate control and compliance in order to identify, monitor and manage risks and led the company’s broad-based activities to meet the requirements of regulatory orders. Previously, Mr. Fabara served as global chief operating officer for Barclays’ credit card business, based in London, where he was responsible for card operations across 71 countries. Earlier, he was the chief operating officer of Alliance Data Systems, servicing more than 400 private label credit card programs ranging from retail to travel and entertainment. Mr. Fabara started his career at Providian Financial Corporation, where he served in many capacities including risk management, underwriting, marketing, sales and service, and credit administration.

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Kelly Garcia joined Domino's in July 2012 and was promoted to executive vice president – chief technology officer in October 2020. He is responsible for providing technology vision and leadership to the No. 1 pizza company in the world, as well as developing and implementing strategic information technology initiatives that support and improve the business worldwide.

Prior to his current role, Garcia served as Domino's chief technology officer – eCommerce. He and his team, in partnership with the marketing department, have helped deliver industry-leading consumer experiences and technology innovations, including the launch of 'Dom' – the industry's first voice ordering digital agent. Since 2015, he has introduced 15 innovative AnyWare ordering platforms, including Ford SYNC, Apple Watch, Samsung TV, Twitter, text message and a unique zero-click ordering app. More recently, AnyWare partnerships with Amazon Echo, Google Home and Facebook Messenger have evolved to also include advanced AI ordering capabilities. In late 2017, Garcia and his team began testing autonomous vehicle delivery by executing a pioneering test program with Ford Motor Company, and assessing the execution and customer experience around pizza delivery for the future.

Prior to Domino's, Garcia was with RL Polk since 2004, most recently as vice president of business intelligence and North American operations. He served in several global application development and support roles, and was instrumental in bringing the Agile and Scrum methodologies to its business-to-business and business intelligence product development processes. Before RL Polk, Garcia was manager of consulting services in the technology and supply chain sectors of Capgemini, providing consulting services for Ford Motor Company and Visteon. Garcia is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, holding a degree in computer science and engineering.

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Carlos López-Abadía joins Atento after a successful 30 year career in the technology and consulting industries. Prior to his appointment as Atento’s Chief Executive Officer, he served as DXC Technology’s Vice President and General Manager Consulting, responsible for digital transformation advisory services, including strategic partnerships in the consulting domain. Previously he served as Vice President Global Services for Misys where he led the transformation of the services and software support business and managed a global service delivery network based in major global financial centers and offshore locations. Prior experience also includes, Managing Partner at Accenture and leadership positions at Level 3, McKinsey&Co and AT&T.



Nanette Cocero is the Global President of Pfizer Vaccines. In her role, Nanette oversees an international business and is responsible for the development and delivery of innovative vaccines that address serious and life-threatening conditions, helping to protect communities around the world. Nanette leads a global team of 1,500 colleagues and manages a diverse vaccines portfolio aimed at protecting lives at all stages, from infants to older adults. Prior to her current position, Nanette was Regional President, Emerging Markets, for Pfizer’s Innovative Health business.During her 15+ year tenure at Pfizer, Nanette has held numerous leadership positions in both developed and emerging markets, driving continuous growth for the businesses she managed and bringing novel medicines and access solutions to patients. Before joining Pfizer, Nanette worked for 10 years as a management consultant and served as a Research Fellow for the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Pharmacology. Nanette earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Cornell University; a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from The Wharton Business School. She has lived and worked in the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and Spain




Ms. Kanouff has been a director of Amdocs since 2020. She is currently a partner and chief technology officer at Silicon Valley-based venture capital and private equity firm JC2 Ventures where Ms. Kanouff is responsible for technology strategy and engineering relationships within JC2 Ventures investment companies, partners, and customers. Prior to that, Ms. Kanouff served as a senior vice president and general manager for Cisco’s Service Provider Business where she was responsible for more than $7 billion in direct revenue and more than 6,000 employees globally. Previously, Ms. Kanouff held leadership positions for numerous companies, including Cablevision, SeaChange International, and Time Warner. Ms. Kanouff holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Central Florida. Ms. Kanouff is also a director and executive advisor of several private technology companies.




Alejandro Martinez is senior vice president and chief information officer of Walgreens, where he leads and helps transform large and complex global organizations into a digital enterprise. Prior to joining Walgreens, Martinez served as the SVP and CIO at QuintilesIMS, a global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services in healthcare. Preceding those, he spent close to two decades in VP & CIO roles in various General Motors divisions in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In those roles, he drove innovation and digitalization across GM business units. With over 20 years of experience as a Global Executive in both mature and emerging markets, digital transformation, customer-centric strategies, supply chain, and cloud native applications at scale, he has led several successful transformations. Martinez has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Sciences from the Universidad La Salle. 



Rodolfo Dominguez is currently the Vice President of Business Transformation and Chief Digital Officer of the Americas region for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. In this role, he leads a team of more than 90 employees and is responsible for accelerating the company’s vision of providing a first-class digital experience for dealers and customers by fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation, optimizing processes, and accelerating the adoption of emerging technologies. He is also a member of the Daimler Financial Services Americas region executive leadership team. Prior to his current position, he worked as the Vice President of Enterprise Portfolio Management.

Dominguez has held several roles of increasing responsibility throughout his career, leading teams in the United States, Canada and Mexico. These have included VP Global Products Processes and Systems, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada and Business Center Director in Canada. Before joining the company in 1996, Dominguez worked for Hussmann Refrigeration and KPMG in Mexico. Dominguez earned a master’s degree in Information Technologies and Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a Certified Public Accountant designation from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.

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As Citibank’s Global Head of Operations, Portfolio Management & eTrading Technology, Kevin is responsible for electronic trading platforms across equity, credit, municipal, and securitized markets. He has also served as Vice President Capital Management, at Oaktree Capital Management, where he controlled capital markets projects with a focus on distressed debt non-U.S. convertible bank loans and fixed-income instruments. Key noteworthy accomplishments at the DOD - he facilitated the development of Manpower Planning and Warfighter Readiness Lines of Efforts to aid military readiness across the Army and Air Force; as COO at Junction Partners, Kevin created relationships and serviced twelve top tier institutional and private financial services organizations; and at Lehman Brothers, he was Vice President, Global Operations and Technology where he directed and analyzed US Equity Execution Services and Prime Brokerage operations/projects. He has served as Chief Intelligent Business Automation, (IBA) – Artificial Intelligent/Machine Learning Division at the Department of Defense, (DOD). At the DOD he was charged with implementing methodologies, processes, and technologies to explore emerging trends in next-generation IBA and IBA agile architecture in support of DOD initiatives.

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Josue is chief strategic advisor to CZI’s co-founders and co-CEOs. Responsible for leading the organization’s central and operational teams. Josué brings a wealth of organizational experience to CZI -- having served in senior business leader roles at multiple Fortune 500 technology, logistics, and consumer companies over the course of his career. Prior to CZI, Josué served as the Chief Operating Officer for, responsible for the overall strategy of the organization during a time of significant growth. Josué has also held executive roles at a variety of companies including Gap Inc., DHL, and Procter & Gamble. Josué holds an MBA in Marketing & Strategy from Manchester Business School. He is a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion and sits on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of San Francisco.



Vinicius da Costa is an Information Technology executive with 25+ years of experience in financial services, retail and consumer goods industries. He is currently leading the exciting challenge of modernizing technology landscape and enabling critical business of Wealth Management Financial Advisors (FA) at Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust. Vinicius has held key roles at several Fortune 500 companies. He led information technology for international markets and new business development at Lowe’s Home Improvement. At Kraft Foods Vinicius managed the technology infrastructure organization for Latin America including all countries south of the U.S. border and led IT Merger & Acquisitions including the integration of Nabisco, Cadbury, and the separation of Philip Morris. At PepsiCo Frito-Lay, he led the applications team delivering solutions for manufacturing and supply chain functions. Vinicius holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil.




Yonesy F. Núñez has taken on a new role as CISO at Jack Henry & Associates. Prior to this, he was the Information Security Leader for Wholesale, Wealth and Investment Management & International for Wells Fargo Enterprise Information Security. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Yonesy was SVP and GISO – Enterprise Strategy for Citi’s Corporate Center Businesses where he helped promote business objectives by aligning and utilizing information security risk management as a business differentiator throughout Citi. He was also the Practice Leader for PwC’s Philly Metro IT Risk & Security Assurance Practice, CISO - Director of Information Security at The New School, CISO - Global Manager, IT Governance, Security, and Compliance at Pall Corporation where he introduced the first holistic global information security, IT governance, and compliance programs. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board for, focusing on alternative research for Enterprise Governance Risk and Compliance. He is also the Co-Chair of Membership for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals and President Emeritus of the Long Island Infragard Chapter. Previously he held the roles of Events and Planning Coordinator for the New York Metro and Lehigh Valley chapters of (ISC). Yonesy holds a bachelor of science with a double major in Finance and Computer Information Systems and a minor in economics from Manhattan College, a master of science degree in Information Systems Engineering from The Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and a doctorate of Professional Studies in Computing focusing on Information Assurance and Security at Pace University.




Horacio Rozanski is president and chief executive officer of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., a global technology and consulting company that serves government clients and Fortune 500 corporations. Since 2012, Horacio has led a strategic transformation of the firm, investing in innovation, advanced technology, and highly skilled talent, and reshaping its portfolio toward mission-critical, high-margin solutions. For more than a decade, Horacio has played a central role in major strategic initiatives, including the 2008 separation of the firm’s core government and commercial businesses into two distinct companies, Booz Allen Hamilton’s 2010 initial public offering, and its 2011 expansion into international and commercial markets. In 2016, he led an initiative that refreshed the firm’s values and defined its purpose statement—empower people to change the world. Born and raised in Argentina, Horacio originally came to the United States to attend college. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.  Today, he is a member of the Board of Directors for Children’s National Medical Center and CARE. He is also a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience, the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, and the Aerospace Industries Association Finance Committee. 



Damian Rivera serves as ALPFA’s CEO since September 2018. Prior to ALPFA, Damian Rivera was a Managing Director in Accenture’s Resources Utilities practice for 21 years where he started his career as a coder in their Technology Practice. While at Accenture, Damian focused on Customer Care Transformation work for utilities including helping clients with strategically pivoting to digital capabilities as they look to improve customer engagement. Damian holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University – College of Engineering and MBA from Columbia University specializing in Social Entrepreneurship. Damian also serves on the National Board of Directors of Per Scholas, whose mission is to “Break the cycle of poverty by providing technology education, access, training and job placement services for people in underserved communities”. In 2018, Damian was listed in Latino Leaders Magazine, as a member of their Top 101 Most Influential Latinos list. In 2019 Damian was selected to serve on the Young Alumni Board of Columbia Business School.




From the very beginning of her training in medicine, Dr. Elena Rios has worked to improve the recruitment and success rates of minority students in United States medical schools. After graduation she turned her voluntary work with individual students into a large-scale national effort, by co-founding the National Network of Latin American Medical Students. Since then, she has held a series of appointments in California programs designed to improve educational and career opportunities for minorities in the health professions, and in 1998 Dr. Rios was appointed president of the National Hispanic Medical Association. Elena was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1955. She was a highly motivated student from a very young age, receiving an Outstanding Teenager of America Award when she was 18 years old and a state scholarship for four years of college. She enrolled at Stanford University in 1973, where she studied human biology and public administration. In 1975 she founded a college recruitment program for minority high school students, and served as coordinator of the project for two years. In the holidays between semesters she worked as a research assistant at Stanford Hospital and as an intern, studying health policy in Washington and California. For the next couple of years, Rios worked in various health care programs and attended graduate school at the University if California, Los Angeles, earning an M.S.P.H. in health planning and policy analysis in 1980. After a year of pre-med studies at Creighton University, she enrolled in the school of medicine at UCLA. 

In 1998, Dr. Rios became president of the National Hispanic Medical Association (an organization she helped found in 1994) and CEO of Hispanic-Serving Health Professional School, Incorporated. Dr. Rios 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.




Antonio Neri is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise – the global edge-to-cloud platform as-a-service company – responsible for the development and delivery of enterprise technology solutions and services that help organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere.During his more than 25 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. Antonio led the strategy, development and introduction of many breakthrough innovations at HP and HPE, including: HPE Apollo, the industry leading high performance compute platform; HPE Superdome X, the world’s most scalable and modular in-memory computing platform; HPE Synergy, the world’s first composable infrastructure platform; HPE Cloudline, HPE’s server portfolio designed for service providers who need fast deployment, flexible operation, and low total cost of ownership; and, HPE Moonshot, the first software-defined compute platform. He was also responsible for HPE’s acquisitions and integrations of Aruba Networks, SGI, SimpliVity, Niara, Rasa Networks, Nimble Storage, Cloud Cruiser and Cloud Technology Partners. He currently serves as a director of Anthem Inc.

Antonio graduated from Escuela Nacional de Educación Técnica in Argentina and attended the Universidad Tecnólogica Nacional. He is also a Professor of Drawing and Painting.  



María Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino’s founding president, is an American activist and social entrepreneur and an Emmy-nominated MSNBC contributor seeking to shake up the political process. Leveraging youth, technology, social platforms and influencers, Voto Latino reaches 6.5 million monthly. Voto Latino is a key civic engagement organization, registering 500,000+ voters. In 2018, Voto Latino registered 15 percent of new Texas voters.

Fast Company named Kumar among the 100 Creative Minds. Elle named her among the 10 most influential women in DC and Hispanic Executive named her among the 10 most influential Latinos. HBO’s Celebrity Habla profiled her work and Austin College awarded her the Posey Leadership Award. Kumar serves on the boards of EMILY’s List and the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Council on Foreign Relations Life Member. Kumar is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School and UC Davis.

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Miriam De Dios Woodward is Global CEO of PolicyWorks, leading the company’s transformation for a technology driven future. Under her leadership, PolicyWorks acquired world-class governance, risk and compliance (GRC) technology platform ViClarity. Prior to taking the helm at PolicyWorks, Miriam led AMC company Coopera Consulting as CEO for seven years. In addition to her C-suite experience, Miriam’s leadership includes several positions within the financial services and insurance sectors for major brands including State Farm Insurance Companies and John Deere Financial. Miriam is currently serving on the board of trustees of Grand View University, the board of directors for the Food Bank of Iowa and Iowa State University’s Women in Business Advisory Board. She is also a member of the World Council of Credit Union’s Global Leadership Network. Her dedication to adding diverse voices to the technology community has also brought her to a position on the review board for the Next Level Ventures II Fund, where she joins other volunteers in the exploration of viable Iowa startups. Miriam earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from Iowa State University and her Master of Business Administration degree and leadership certificate from the University of Iowa. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Leading Change and Organizational Renewal executive education program.




Joe Almeida was named chairman, president and chief executive officer of Baxter in January 2016. He is now leading the company through a period of dynamic transformation powered by accelerated innovation, operational excellence and strategic execution.

Prior to joining Baxter, Almeida served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Covidien plc from 2012 through 2015 and was named a director of the company in 2011. Almeida previously served as president of Covidien's Medical Devices organization. Almeida also served in several leadership roles at Covidien's predecessor, Tyco Healthcare, including president of its worldwide medical device business and vice president of worldwide manufacturing. In addition to Covidien and Tyco, Almeida held leadership positions at Wilson Greatbatch Technologies, Inc., American Home Products' Acufex Microsurgical division, and Johnson & Johnson's Professional Products division. He began his career as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Almeida is a member of the board of directors of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. He also serves on the board of trustees of Partners in Health. A native of Brazil, Almeida received a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering from Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia.



Mr. Munoz has served as executive chairman of the board of directors of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. since May 2020. He previously served as the company’s chief executive officer from September 2015 until his executive chairman appointment. Mr. Munoz also served as President of the company from September 2015 until August 2016. Mr. Munoz has served on the board of directors of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. since 2010, and he served on the board of directors of Continental Airlines, Inc. from 2004 to 2010. As chief executive officer, he was responsible for the company’s business and ongoing operations and management’s efforts to implement the strategic priorities identified by the board of directors. Mr. Munoz developed key expertise regarding all aspects of the airline industry during his tenure as CEO. Prior to United, Mr. Munoz served as president and chief operating officer of CSX Corporation, a railroad and intermodal transportation services company, from February 2015 to September 2015; as executive vice president and chief operating officer of CSX from 2012 to 2015; and as executive vice president and chief financial officer of CSX from 2003 to 2012. He also served on the board of directors of CSX from February 2015 to September 2015.




Roman Martinez IV was appointed to the Postal Service Board of Governors by President Donald Trump and was confirmed by the Senate on Aug. 1, 2019. Martinez will serve for the remainder of a seven-year term that expires on Dec. 8, 2024. He currently chairs the Board's Audit and Finance Committee. Martinez began his career as an investment banker in 1971 at Kuhn Loeb & Company, which merged with Lehman Brothers in 1977. Martinez became a partner there in 1978 and worked as Managing Director in investment banking until his retirement in 2003. Since 2003, he has served on the board of directors for several companies, including Cigna Corporation, Orbital ATK and Bacardi Limited. Martinez has been actively involved with non-profit organizations, including serving as vice chairman of the Investment Advisory Council of the State Board of Administration of Florida, which required confirmation by the Florida Senate. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, on the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee, and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  From 2005 to 2017, he served on the Board of Trustees of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Martinez is a graduate of Boston College and obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Alvarez was born in Santiago, Chile, and attended high school in Puerto Rico. From there, he traveled to the United States to complete a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, a master’s and PhD in food sciences and human nutrition, and later an MBA. His professional career began with a technical role heading Quality Assurance for Pizza Hut, which was under the PepsiCo umbrella. Before long, Alvarez’s multi-lingual abilities opened up opportunities supporting the company’s world trade group, and eventually, he stepped into a position as overseer of all technical functions for Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC outside the United States. When Alvarez left PepsiCo for Chiquita Brand International, he changed his focus from technical work to managerial efforts. He refined his leadership skills at Chiquita, working with new acquisitions and collaborating one-on-one with new owners, both domestic and international. From there, he went on to lead three private equity companies, three family-owned companies, and large divisions of publicly traded companies like Richelieu Foods, a food manufacturing company based in Massachusetts and owned by Freiberger in Germany.



Vanessa M. Benavides is senior vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. In this role, Benavides is responsible for planning, oversight, and coordination of activities to drive effective compliance with regulatory requirements and policies across Kaiser Permanente markets. In collaboration with leadership across the organization, she leads the development of strategies to embed ethics and compliance into the core design and operations of the organization, and foster a work environment where employees and physicians do the right thing. Benavides joined Kaiser Permanente in 2015. Prior to that, she was chief compliance officer for Tenet Healthcare, where she managed ethics and compliance programs across all Tenet-owned entities. She also served as senior regulatory counsel during her 10-year tenure.

Before joining Tenet, she served as legal counsel for Caremark Rx, a pharmacy benefit management company, and was in private practice with the law firm Locke Lord, LLP. Benavides is a member of the board of directors of the CDC Foundation, an independent nonprofit created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s critical health protection work. Benavides is also a member of the board of directors of The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. Benavides also served on the national board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign. Benavides holds a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she served as articles editor for the Iowa Law Review. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University.

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As Deputy General Counsel supporting Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED), Linda Bagley leads a global team of lawyers responsible for matters relating to Company priorities such as Disney's subscription streaming services, international media businesses and global advertising sales. During Bagley’s tenure at Disney, she has held a variety of roles. Most recently, Bagley served as Deputy General Counsel supporting Disney ABC Television Group and Walt Disney International. Bagley began at Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) in 2001 as Senior Counsel and was promoted to Executive Counsel in 2003 and later to Vice President - Counsel. She has also held the role of Associate General Counsel, Distribution.

Prior to joining WDIG, Bagley was an associate at Latham & Watkins. Previous to that, she was an associate at O’Melveny & Myers. Born and raised in California, Bagley is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and holds an A.B. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges. 

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Ana Marie has dedicated her life to public service through a successful career that spans the philanthropic, public, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to her role at the Ford Foundation, Ana Marie served as deputy chief of staff and deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). While there, she created the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation (IPI) to deepen and scale collaboration between the public and philanthropic sectors. She has also served in leadership roles at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), and Ayuda, a community-based legal clinic serving immigrants in Washington, D.C.  Ana Marie has served on national and international boards including the Foundation Center, UN Habitat, OECD and World Economic Forum. She received her master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University and her bachelor’s degree in international relations from American University.



As a cofounder, principal, president, and highly successful portfolio manager at Taplin, Canida and Habacht (TCH), Tere Alvarez Canida has been a role model and groundbreaking pioneer for Hispanic women in the traditionally male-dominated financial industry. Her entrepreneurship and leadership helped make the company a top performer for thirty-one years with nearly $11 billion under management when it was ultimately sold to Marshall & Ilsley Bank (now Bank of Montreal) in 2008.

Having retired from TCH, she now sits on the board of Kemper Corporation and has cofounded a new company, Cito Capital Group (CCG), with her husband, Bill, and children Brian and Carolina. She has also been named one of the most influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business and inducted into the National Association of Securities Professionals Hall of Fame.




Anne L. Alonzo is the Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer for Corteva Agriscience where she has responsibility for setting strategy and leading the External Affairs function, which includes Corporate Communications, Global Corporate Responsibility, Government & Industry Affairs, and Product Advocacy. Anne is a recognized global food and agriculture leader and has forged a highly successful and diverse career in the public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors. Most recently, Anne served as President and CEO of the American Egg Board (AEB), the marketing arm of the U.S. egg industry. Prior to joining the AEB, Anne was appointed by the White House to serve as Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, the federal marketing agency for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anne has also served as Vice President, Global Public Policy, Corporate Affairs at Kraft Foods, Senior Vice President at the National Foreign Trade Council, a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy, Mexico as well as senior regional counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL.  

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Arcilia Acosta is the president and CEO of CARCON Industries and Construction, a full- services construction firm, and she is also the founder and CEO of Southwestern Testing Laboratories (STL Engineers), a geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing firm. Ms. Acosta has served for four years as a Director of Legacy Texas Financial Group, N.A. (NASDAQ:LTXB), a bank holding company with an asset size of over $9B. In July of 2018, Ms. Acosta joined the board of ONE Gas Incorporated (NYSE:OGS), a stand-alone, 100 percent regulated, publicly traded natural gas utility and is one of the largest natural gas utilities in the United States. Additionally, she serves as a director of Magnolia Oil and Gas (NYSE:MGY). Her prior board service includes ten years as a Board Director of Energy Future Holdings Corporation. Ms. Acosta is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Harvard University Business School- Corporate Governance Program. 

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Monica L. Martinez is Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for Comerica Bank, and assumes the dual roles of managing the Corporate Contributions function for the bank’s Texas and Arizona markets as well as overseeing all aspects of the bank’s involvement of Hispanic Business Development nationally.Martinez joined Comerica in 2006 in support of the bank’s ongoing commitment to building strong relationships with Hispanic business owners, entrepreneurs and communities. Under her leadership, Martinez’ teams have reached many milestones including Comerica being named to the Hispanic Business Magazine’s Diversity Elite 60 list (in the top 10) in addition to being highlighted as the number one company for Supplier Diversity for two consecutive years. In addition, Latina Style Magazine named Comerica as one of the top companies for Latinas to work. Martinez actively serves on the board of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber and SER Jobs for Progress National in Irving, TX. Martinez has received a number of honors for her work. Most recently, she was named as one of the Top 10 Latina Women in Corporate America by Latino Leaders Magazine

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Jimena Almendares has worked in more than sixteen countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia for some of the most tech-forward companies in the marketplace including Facebook, Meetup, Zynga, OkCupid, and Eventbrite. She is a part of the Facebook App Leads Team, focused on cross-functional Facebook App strategic projects. Earlier, as the vice president of global expansion at Intuit, the three-time ice skating national champion, and world traveler has continued to evolve her focus on building new businesses and launching products that serve new customers and offer her teams exciting challenges to grow and lead authentically. Almendares was instrumental in successfully launching QuickBooks in Mexico. What may have otherwise been a multiyear project was developed in conjunction with the Mexican IRS and executed in four-and-a-half months. Jimena has an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from MIT.




As CEO and co-founder of Bitwise Industries, Irma Olguin Jr. oversees the company’s operations teams, as well as tech-focused training program, Geekwise Academy, and custom software development firm, Shift3 Technologies. A main component of her role is ensuring the company's fidelity to mission, strategy, and long-term goals. In 2010, she created 59DaysOfCode, a competition highlighting and encouraging the Valleyʼs tech industry. A year later, she co-founded Hashtag, an open workspace for designers and developers alike. In 2013, she co-founded Edit LLC to solve efficiency and data issues in the ag industry. But it was in 2012, over a Red Bull (her) and gin and tonic (him) with her IP attorney, Jake, the decision was made to build a company focused on strengthening Fresno’s tech industry and leveraging it as the economic driver to remake a city. The best part of all of her ventures, she says, is figuring out what role someone is best suited for. Admittedly, adjusting the world so people can spend more time doing good work and less time worrying about filling the gas tank is the only way she knows how to save the world.

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Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz performs tax-advantaged structuring and advises clients generally in connection with investments, public and private M&A, and cross-border transactions.  His practice also includes transfer pricing matters.  Mr. Ferraz is a frequent speaker at international tax seminars and he has published numerous articles on Brazilian taxation in Brazil and abroad.  He serves as a legal counsel to the Federation of Industries of São Paulo (“FIESP”) and is Vice-Chair of the International Tax Committee of the American Bar Association’s International Law section.  He has been named by Chambers Latin America and Who’s Who Legal as a leading tax practitioner in Brazil.  Mr. Ferraz holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law of the University of Florida, which he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship.

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Louis Vega is President Dow North America at The Dow Chemical Company. Previously as Chief of Staff, Office of the Chairman & CEO and Vice President, Olympic & Sports Solutions at Dow, Vega managed strategic initiatives that required cross-functional, business and geographic coordination, provided oversight of executive projects, and led the team that supports the Office of the Chairman & CEO and Executive Communications for appearances and actions that required the engagement of the CEO and other corporate executives. Vega joined Dow in 1998 as a global business communications leader, assuming the role of Dow’s global media relations leader specifically for the Company’s merger with Union Carbide. Since then, he has advanced through a variety of roles in the public & government affairs function around the world including Horgen, Switzerland; Washington D.C.; Dubai, UAE; Midland, MI and New York.Vega is a passionate advocate for workforce equality and represents Gays, Lesbians and Allies at Dow (GLAD) employee network as management sponsor. He is also a member of the board of directors of GLAAD and the LGBTQ Victory Institute and partners with Out & Equal, in both a personal and professional capacity.Prior to joining Dow, Vega’s early career was a progressive series of roles on Capitol Hill and the Executive Branch over the span of 12 years. He has a degree in Government & Public Relations from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.



Lisa Feria is the CEO and Managing Director of Stray Dog Capital, one of the most active venture capital funds in the plant-based market. With more than 35 investments in the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Israel, and New Zealand, Stray Dog Capital invests in early-stage food, food-tech, and biotech companies that will transform our food system. Lisa brings more than 20 years of experience in food operations and consumer packaged goods and led billion-dollar brands in multinational companies such as Procter & Gamble and General Mills. Lisa has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Selected to be a Kauffman Fellow (Class 22), Lisa has been selected twice to the “Top 100 Most Influential Latinas”. A passionate vegan and triathlete, Lisa serves on the boards of Mercy for Animals, the Great Plains SPCA, Miyoko’s Creamery and No Evil Foods.

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Nina founded Pinnacle Group in 1996 and has served as its Chairman and CEO for over two decades. During those two decades Pinnacle has grown rapidly. What started as a one-woman IT staffing firm has grown into a workforce solutions powerhou