101 Latino leaders most influential.

Author:Jordan, Judi
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ENTERTAINMENT

MARIA HINOJOSA

JOURNALIST RADIO, AND TV PRODUCER, DIRECTOR.

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* Born July 2, 1961, she is married with two children.

For 25 years, this Mexico City-born journalist has been covering all sorts of Issues for radio and TV networks like National Public Radio, CBS and CNN. A winner of four Emmys and other national and International awards, Hinojosa Is known for also covering underreported issues, Latinos and other communities. She hosts the radio show Latino USA on National Public Radio since 1992. In 2010 she founded the Futuro Group, a nonprofit media organization that produced the recent PBS TV series "America by the Numbers" and has taken over the production of Latino USA.

* www.futuromediagroup.org * @Maria_Hinojosa

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

RUBEN HINOJOSA

U.S. CONGRESSMAN, TEXAS' 15TH DISTRICT

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* Hinojosa is married and has five children. Born, August 20, 1940

1997 Sworn in as U.S. Congressman 2007 Appointed chairman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education

2012 Elected chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Serving his tenth term, Hinojosa is an advocate for transparency, equal rights, education, and housing development viewed as a champion for the disadvantaged by his colleagues, and those he represents. His voting record Is current, and posted on his website for his constituents to see. His region of Hidalgo County Is the third fastest growing metropolitan statistical area in the country. With a great deal of his district along the Rio Grande Valley, he is a pivotal figure in the Immigration reform talks, he encourages freshly elected Democrats to jump Into the fray and join him In solving this critical issue.

* hinojosa.house.gov/biography

* CongressmanRubenHinojosa * usreprhinojosa

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH

MARIA TERESA KUMAR

PRESIDENT AND CEO OFVOTO LATINO

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* Born 1974, Bogota, Colombia, grew up in Sonoma California. Lives in Washington D.C.

2004: Founded Voto Latino with Rosario Dawson 2010: Pushed to get American Latinos to fill out the 2010 census via a bilingual iPhone app 2013: Named one of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Washington by Elle Magazine

She's a powerhouse. Kumar, co-founder of acclaimed Voto Latino along with actress Rosario Dawson, raised the nonpartisan org to interest Latino millennials in taking part in the political process, and own their power. Kumar also serves on the national board of Planned Parenthood and Latino Leaders Network. Considered an influential and creative business owner, she is a frequent guest expert on TV and in s biggest programs. Her long list of awards includes an Emmy nomination and the White House Project award.

* (@MariaTeresa1

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ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT

EVA LONGORIA

ACTRESS, PRODUCER, ACTIVIST

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* Mexican-American. Born March 15, 1975, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Married.

First famous to fans of The Young and the Restless, on which she starred from 2001 to 2003, Eva Longoria was cast in her most iconic role to date as Gabrielle Solis in ABC's Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2004 to 2012. From 2015 to 2016, Longoria starred as Ana Sofia Calderon on the short-lived NBC sitcom Telenovela, and currently serves as an executive producer for the Lifetime television series Devious Maids. Longoria has also appeared in several advertising campaigns and has been named one of Hollywood's most beautiful women by several publications, Including People en Espanol and People magazines. She currently holds contracts with L'Oreal, Hanes, and New York & Co, among others.

As a producer with business instincts, Eva Longoria now heads her own foundation to aid Latinas get into entrepreneurship. Active within the Latino community, Longoria is the national spokesperson for PADRES Contra El Cancer and involved In the organization MAL- DEF: Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

* http://eva-longoria.us, instagram.com/evalongoria

* evalongoria

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

JENNIFER LOPEZ

SINGER, ACTRESS, PRODUCER, ENTREPRENEUR

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* Puerto Rican. Born July 24, 1969. Has two children and resides in Los Angeles.

Lopez broke the glass ceiling for Latinas in entertainment as the first Latina actress to be paid more than $1 million as result of her leading role in the 1997 "Selena." She has 45 acting/video credits which include her new TV series "Shades of Blue." Lopez Is also a savvy TV producer with 16 credits. Lopez has released eight studio albums, and many singles. With a new Las Vegas 'residency' at Planet Hollywood, her earnings keep pace with her ambition. On July 21st, 2016, her production company announced Lopez' latest TV deal: a 10 episode: "World of Dance", a reality show on NBC.

* www.jenniferLopez.com * @JLo

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MEDIA

STEVEN M. LOPEZ

COLUMNIST, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, AUTHOR

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* Born 1953 in Pittsburg California. Son of Spanish and Italian immigrants.

Lopez has three local news Emmys, five Golden Mikes awards, and has won numerous national journalism awards including the H.L. Mencken I and Ernie Pyle awards. In 2008 Lopez received the President's Award from the Los Angeles Press Club. His book, "The Soloist," won the PEN USA award for literary non-fiction. On April 29, 2011, Lopez received an honorary doctorate degree from San Jose State University Lopez has written for the LA Times since 2001. Lopez' series of columns about his unlikely relationship with schizophrenic bassist, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers became the subject of a national best-selling book by Lopez that inspired the film The Soloist, which starred Robert Downey Jr. as Lopez.

[email] steve.lopez@latimes.com

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CORPORATE. BUSINESS

MONICA LOZANO

BOARD MEMBER, EXECUTIVE

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* Born July 21, 1956. Married, two children.

* Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Lozano studied sociology and political science at the University of Oregon

She has been a Director of Target Corp. since March 9, 2016. Ms. Lozano has been a Director of The Regents of The University of California since March 2,2014. She has been Independent Director at Bank of America Corporation since April 2006. Additionally, Ms. Lozano serves as a Director of The Rockefeller Foundation. Ms. Lozano was Chair of the Board of U.S. Hispanic Media, Inc., the parent company of ImpreMedia, LLC from June 2014 to January 2016. Lozano served as the Chief Executive Officer and Publisher at La Opinion L.P. from 2004 to July 2012. She served as a Director of The Walt Disney Company from September 2000 to March 3,2016

* www.aspeninstitute.org/people/monica-lozano

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

EMMANUEL LUBEZKI

CINEMATOGRAPHER

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* Mexican. Born in 1964, he is married and lives in Mexico City

Mexico's superstar Director of Photography, Emmanuel Lubezki Is in a class by himself, literally. After two decades of extraordinary camera magic 40-plus films, and five Academy Award nominations, "Chivo," as he is called by his friends, scored a 'triple', as the first cinematographer to win three back-to-back Oscars in 2014,2015, and in 2016. The winning streak commenced with the Alfonse Cuaron -directed sci-fi thriller "Gravity," followed by Alejandro Inarritiu's "Birdman" and "The Revenant." He has also won more than 120 international prizes and more nominations. On the way to legend, Lubezki worked with the world's top directors, including Mike Nichols, Steven Soderbergh, Alfonso Arau,The Coen brothers, and Terrence Malik. His acclaimed films include Children of Men, The Tree of Life, Ali, Y Tu Mama Tambien, and Como Agua Para Chocolate

* http://wp-a.com/cinematographers/emmanuel-lubezki

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FINANCE

LUIS MAIZEL

CO-FOUNDERAND SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, LM CAPITAL GROUP, LLC

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* Born in 1951, he resides in San Diego

1971: Graduated from The National University of Mexico with a degree in industrial engineering

1974: Graduated from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar

1984: Ended four-year tenure as president at Industrias Kulck, S.A. and Blount Agroindustras, S.A.

Luis Maizel is the Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of LM Capital Group, LLC. Prior to founding LM Capital, he served as Vice President of Finance for Grupoventas, S.A. and was a member of the faculty at the Harvard Business School. He was also President of Industrial Kuick, S.A. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Hispanic National Mortgage Association and President of the Investment Committee for the Board of Trustees of the University of San Diego.

* www.lmcapital.com

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT, HEALTH

SUSANA MARTINEZ

GOVERNOR OF NEW MEXICO

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* Born July 14, 1959. Married, with a stepson.

1997-2010 District Attorney

2011-Governor of New Mexico

2013-Named Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world

The first Hispanic female governor in the United States, Martinez was raised in the Rio Grande Valley. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Well respected for her bi-partisanship in New Mexico and instrumental in passing Katie's Law, requiring DNA from all felony arrests.

* www.governor.state.nm.us/Meet_Governor_ Martinez.aspx * @Gov_Martinez

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS

DEPUTY SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

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* Born November 24, 1959. Married, with two children.

2009-2013: Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

2013: Appointed Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

Cuban-born Mayorkas is the first foreign-born official to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to this position, he served as director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which operates the largest immigration system in the world. In 1998 Mayorkas, who earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, was confirmed by the Senate as United States Attorney for the Central District of California. He has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the "50 Most...

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