ALPFA's purpose is connecting Latino leaders for impact, similar to the name of this outstanding magazine, Latino Leaders Magazine.
These ALPFA champions, these "Orgullos de ALPFA," have been connecting individuals and organizations with and through ALPFA for years, and in some cases, for decades. These loyal leaders, a baker's dozen, selflessly and consistently give back to help change lives; sometimes one person at a time, and other times in large groups for greater impact. They help our members by getting them internships jobs, or giving them advice, serving as mentors, coaches, and friends. They exemplify the core of what ALPFA aspires to be every day. They are the epitome of an effective and proud ALPFA leader, and we're very orgullosos of them and we're thrilled to recognize them today.
GABRIELA FRANCO PARCELLA
CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MELLON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
Gabriela Franco Parcella is the chairman, president, and chief executive officer at Mellon Capital. She provides strategic leadership to the executive team and across all areas of the firm. Gabriela has been a key contributor to Mellon Capital's growth in multi-asset and beta strategies, international expansion, and the extension of its institutional strategies through strategic sub-advised relationships.
Gabriela chairs the Mellon Capital Board of Directors, Executive Planning Group, and Senior Management Group, and is a member of the BNY Mellon Senior Leadership Team. She is the founder of the San Francisco region Women's Initiative Network (WIN). She serves on the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors, chairs the Board of Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco, and formerly served on the Board of San Francisco Meals on Wheels. She is also a life member of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America],
"I'm a life of ALPFA and it's an honor to be part of such an accomplished Group of Latino business leaders. ALPFA has connected me to so many inspiring People in the industry."
LYNNETTE PEREZ-SANTOS, MBA
LEAD BUSINESS ANALYST, INDEPENDENCE BLUE CROSS
Lynnette works for Independence Blue Cross, in the corporate office in Philadelphia, PA as Lead Business Analyst. Lynnette also holds a role with the ARG at IBC as Board Member to Latino con Propositos and a member of the Women of Independence. In previous roles, Lynnette has served as Chair of Latino ERG for ING served as an ambassador for ING, ARAMARK and currently for Independence Blue Cross.
An ALPFA member since 2007 and served on the Philadelphia Chapter as Membership Director, VP and President and currently on the Corporate Advisory Board. She is also part of the amazing team on the Women of ALPFA Strategic Development Team as Director of Corporate Development.
"ALPFA experience is motivating and inspirational with amazing Leaders that continue to pave the way to achievements and success."
PEDRO (PETE) RODRIGUEZ
MANAGING DIRECTOR AND GLOBAL HEAD OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES FOR ASSET SERVICING, BNY MELLON
Pete Rodriguez is a BNY Mellon Managing Director and Global Head of Strategic Initiatives for Asset Servicing where he is responsible for Identifying and executing on transformational...