CORPORATE AMERICA still is a major engine of our Country. It impacts trillions of Dollars, millions of jobs, millions of consumers and it goes well beyond our borders, leaving an impact at the global scene.
Recent trends in corporate philosophies, well discussed in these pages by some of our invited collaborators and featured interviews are pushing Corporate America on different directions, one of these: become more inclusive.
Although many would say this corporate world is still not inclusive and diversified enough, we are very proud of the individuals that are part of this world today, because they are opening the doors and paving the way for others to come.
In the following pages, you will find a list of 224 Individuals that identify themselves as Latino, that serve on a corporate board on a public or private company within the parameter of the Fortune 1000 index. They are outstanding leaders, admired, followed, revered by their corporations and doing a very relevant job: working on the success and efficiency of their boards. This means helping the company to be more successful. Each of them has mastered the job of being a Director and are key influences on the direction of the companies they serve on.
Some of them shared with us their stories, enthusiasm and a quote with their philosophies and visions. This is the part that makes them human.
This group of Directors is a snapshot of the Latino influence in Corporate America today.
THE 2019 LIST: LATINOS ON BOARD PERSONAL INFORMATION QUOTE ARCILIA ACOSTA "Beauty is derived from the CEO Carcon Industries/STL Engineers inside, from the heart, and from the actions that you take. It Age: 53 radiates in every aspect of your Dallas TX life. It is about having authentic power or the kind that Boards | Legacy Texas Financial can never be taken from you.... Holdings, Magnolia Oil & Gas, One it is when your personality Gas Inc. comes to serve the energy of your soul." FERNANDO AGUIRRE "Life is short. Do everything Owner & CEO Erie SeaWolves you want to do while you can. There is no time for anything Age: 62 else, particularly after you North Carolina die.", "Attitude is everything. Timing is everything else." Boards | Synchrony Financial (173), CVS Health (7), Barry Callebaut, Aetna (49), HUMBERTO "BERT" ALFONSO Retired CEO, Global, of Yowie Group Ltd Age: 61 Illinois Boards | Eastman Chemical (310) JOSE "JOE" E. ALMEIDA President & CEO Baxter International Age: 57 Florida Boards | Wallgreens Boots Alliance (19), Baxter (283) DONNA M. ALVARADO My father taught us that in this Founder and President of Aguila country, the great privilege was International that we could achieve any dream with a good education and Age: 70 willingness to work hard. Florida Boards | CSX (265), CoreCivic Inc., Park National Corp. JOE ALVARADO "my parents set the example for Former Chairman and CEO Commercial me to follow. Their initiative Metals Co. and work ethic demonstrated that the son of a laborer in a Age: factory can become the CEO of Dallas, Tx a company". Boards | PNC Financial Services (166), Kennametal (944), Trinseo, Arcosa TERE ALVAREZ CANIDA Principal & Portfolio Manager, Sito Capital Age: 65 Miami, FL Boards | Kemper Corporation (790), Infinity Property & Casualty AIDA ALVAREZ Know yourself. Believe in Former Administrator SBA yourself. Be determined. Never give up. Work hard. Stay Age: 69 focused. Take chances. Challenge California yourself. Seek mentors and sponsors. Give back to your Boards | HP Inc (58). K12 Inc, community Oportun Inc, Fastly Inc. JOSE B. ALVAREZ CEO of Proinfra Age: 56 Boston, MA Boards | United Rentals (424) CESAR ALVAREZ Chairman Greenberg Traurig Age: Miami, FL Boards | Watsco (575), Mednax (670) GIANNELLA ALVAREZ CEO Banitos Inc. Age: San Francisco, CA Boards | Domtar (517) IGNACIO ALVAREZ President and Chief Executive Officer of Popular, Inc. Age: 61 Puerto Rico Boards | Popular (924) RALPH ALVAREZ Operating Partner Advent International Age: 63 Boston, MA Boards Lowe's (40), Eli Lilly (129) LIZABETH ARDISANA Owner & CEO ASG Rennaissance LLC Age: 67 Detroit, MI Boards | Huntington Bancshares (544) JOSE ARMARIO Retired Age: Chicago, IL Boards | Avon products (585), USG (708), FABIOLA ARREDONDO Founder and Managing Partner Siempre Holdings Age: Greenwich, CT Boards | Campbell Soup, Burberry Group, THADDEUS ARROYO "As the fastest-growing CEO of AT&T Consumer demographic, Latinos are helping ignite the next engines that Age: will drive our economy forward Dallas, TX and reshape the future of business. Diverse teams are Boards | Total System Services (529) stronger teams, so board diversity has never been more important. It's good for business, the workforce and society." DAN E. ARVIZU Senior Advisor to Emmerson Collective Age: Maryland Boards | State farm Insurance (36) BERNADETTE AULESTIA President of Global Distribution HBO Age: 46 New York City, NY Boards | Denny's XAVIER AVILA Regional Sales manager Hampel Corp. Age: Tulare, CA Boards | Land O'Lakes (216) ORLANDO AYALA "Never forget that in any Independent Director, Advisor to interaction business or personal the Colombian Government there is not only an individual at the other side of Age: the table but a human being" Medina, WA Boards | Centene Corp. (61), Ecopetrol LISA BACUS EVP, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Retired. Cigna Age: Phoenix, AZ Boards | Teredata (920), Culver's Restaurants ALEJANDRO BALLESTER President of Ballester Hermanos, Inc. Age: Boards | Popular (924) MARK BARRENECHEA Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer at OpenText Age: 53 Boards | Dick's sporting Goods RICHARD BARRERA Founder, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Roystone Capital Management LP Age: 47 Boards | PG&E Corp. (168) MARTHA BEJAR No one effects change alone. I Co-Founder Red Bison Advisory Group have been very fortunate to have the unwavering support of my Age: 56 family, friends, mentors, Bellevue, WA colleagues when driving bold initiatives. Take risks, Boards | Century Link (160), experiment, be resourceful. Commvault, Sportsman's Warehouse, Neopost JORGE BENITEZ In business and life, I have Retired found that the most successful people are the ones who ask for Age: 59 help and leverage the wisdom, Ft, Lauderdale, FL/Aspen, CO experiences and insights of others Boards | World Fuel Services (91), Fifht Third Bancorp (366) JORGE A. BERMUDEZ President and CEO of the Byebrook Group Age: 67 Boards | Mood/s (585) ALEX N. BLANCO "Decide with your head, act with Chief Supply Chain Officer Ecolab your heart" Age: 58 St. Paul, MN Boards | Patterson (490) ABELARDO "AL" BRU Keys to Success: Have a vision Retired Vice Chariman PepsiCo and a Dream, Passion for results, Fearless in tackling Age: 70 big challenges, Capable of Florida building teams, ability to communicate and relate at all Boards | Kimberly Clark (163) levels ANA R. CABLIK President & CEO Anasteel & Supply Co. Age: 66 Ellenwood, GA Boards | BB&T (250) J0SE A. CARDENAS Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Arizona State University Age: 66 Boards | Southwest Gas Holdings (821), RICK CARDENAS Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Darden Age: Orlando, FL Boards | Tractor Supply (391) ROEL C. CAMPOS Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed Age: 70 New York Boards | Regional Management Corporation MICHAEL CAMUNEZ President & CEO Monarch Global Strategies Age: 50 California Boards | Edison International (244) DEBRA A. CANALES Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Providence St. Joseph Health Age: Seatte, WA Boards | Arnica Mutual Insurance (820), WALDEMAR A. CARLO Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Division of Neonatology, University of Alabama School of Medicine Age: Boards | Mednax (670) RICHARD CARMONA "The only easy day was 17th Surgeon General of the United yesterday! The only difference States, Distinguished Professor between a person who fails and University of Arizona one who is successful is the one who succeeds gets up one Age: 69 more time!" Boards | Clorox (468), Herbalife, Axon ANTONIO CARRILLO President & CEO Arcosa Inc. Age: 54 Dallas, TX Boards | Arcosa Inc., NRG Energy (269), RICHARD CARRION Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Popular International Bank, Inc. Age: 67 San Juan PR Boards | Banco Popular (924) RAUL E. CESAN Founder and Managing Partner of Commercial Worldwide LLC Age: 71 Boards | Gartner (697) WENCES CASARES Founder Xapo Inc. Age: 45 Palo Alto, CA Boards | PayPal Holdings (222) GIL CASELLAS "Never let anyone else define Independent Director, Private who you are or what you can Investor become." Age: 66 New Jersey Boards | Prudential Financial (52) KIMBERLY CASIANO "Integrity/honesty are what will COO Casiano Communications set you apart--in business and in your personal lives. But Age: 62 remember, honesty is like Florida pregnancy ... either you are or you are not. There is no in Boards | Ford Motor Co. (11) Mutual between. There are no grey of America (712) areas. It's wonderful to look at everyone--and at yourself --straight in the eye." MICHAEL J. CAVE Retired VP The Boeing Co. Age: 58 Boards | Ball (277), Esterline Technologies (955), Harley Davidson (488), JUAN N. CENTO "I'm fortunate to be a board Regional President, FedEx Express member for a Fortune 500 company Latin America and Caribbean that supports Diversity and Division Inclusion. This experience has helped my professional Age: 67 development while adding value Miami, FL to the company." Boards Assurant (440) LINDA CHAVEZ There are few better ways to President of the Becoming American understand the genius of Institute capitalism and the American economy than serving on a Age: 72 corporate board Washington, D.C. Boards |ABM Industries (498) FRANKLIN CHANG-DIAZ Chairman & CEO Ad Astra Rocket Company A9e:69 Houston, TX W Boards | Cummings (149) EMANUEL CHIRICO Chairman and CEO PVH Corporation Age: 60 New York City, NY Boards | PVH (332), Dick's Sporting Goods ADRIANA CISNEROS CEO Cisneros Age: 39 New...