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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
Elected Bronx Borough President in the Special Election on April 21st, 2009, Ruben Diaz, Jr., previously served in the New York State Assembly since 1997, representing the 85th Assembly District.

Throughout his seven terms in the State Legislature, Ruben Diaz, Jr. was a champion for working families in the Bronx. He demonstrated passion for constituent service, social advocacy and community empowerment balanced with support for sensible, green economic development and job creation programs. He sponsored and secured passage of important and innovative laws to address the consequences of the intolerable levels of asthma in the South Bronx, healthcare insurance fraud, and quality of life concerns.

Borough President Diaz has proven himself to be a fearless and tireless advocate for justice and equality for all. A staunch defender of the environment, he is a leading voice against environmental racism and injustice and helped lead the fight to restore the Bronx River. Due to his tireless and relentless advocacy in the case of his constituent, Amadou Diallo - a law-abiding young African Bronx resident who was wrongly killed by four NYPD officers in a hail of 41 bullets – Ruben Diaz, Jr. became known around the world for his advocacy for civil and human rights. In the State Assembly, Ruben Diaz, Jr. served as Chair of the Committee on Election Law and on the Assembly’s Standing Committees on Education, Ways & Means, Children and Families, Environmental Conservation and Transportation. He is also a member of the Assembly’s Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force and the Black/ Puerto Rican and Asian Legislative Caucus.

A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Borough President Diaz lives in the Southeast Bronx with his wife Hilda Gerena Diaz and their two sons, Ruben Diaz III and Ryan Isaiah Diaz. He graduated from Lehman College, City University of New York, with a Bachelors degree in political theory.
Reymundo Abrahante
Reymundo Abrahante joined the Agency Recruiting Department in January, 2007, where he is responsible for the Northeast Zone with emphasis on the New York/ New Jersey region, for Hispanic language-focused recruitment of State Farm Agency candidates and Multicultural markets.

Prior to joining State Farm, Reymundo was a marketing consultant where he advised on Hispanic market development, advertising , sales promotions and special events . In addition, Reymundo served as an Advertising Executive for Young & Rubicam and other Madison avenue shops, where he was responsible for several Major Spanish advertising accounts including, among others, Univision.com, IBM latin America and Oxford Health Plans. Reymundo also served as Graphic Arts Marketing Executive at the Xerox Corporation and has experience in executive recruiting and corporate placement. Early in his career, Reymundo was a successful insurance agent and financial advisor.

Reymundo studied at Baruch College, earning a Bachelors degree in business administration in marketing management and an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University.

Rey is also an active member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and has participated as a panel speaker at the New York City chapter's annual conference. Rey and his wife Lucy reside in Throgs Neck, the Bronx NY.
Carlos Anaya
Carlos Anaya, known as the Latino Ryan Seacrest, is an entertainment contributor for NBC/Telemundo and other media outlets. He offers services as a reporter, host, multimedia producer, and social media influencer. He is the Managing Editor for My Lifestyle Magazine, a chic publication for multicultural readers in New York City. He is produced the first LGBT Latino Leadership Program on a national level airing on June for PBS Network for IN THE LIFE.

Carlos Anaya has received prestigious awards: The Council of The New York City and O.S.C.O Foundation The Fusion Award for promoting, publishing and strengthening the cultural and social values of the LGBT Hispanic community in the tri-state area, the Circle of Hearts Humanitarian Award for two consecutive years on June 10, 2010 and December 5th, 2011. Anaya has a degree in Journalism and Television Production from Florida International University in Miami (1999).
Daisy Auger-Domínguez
Daisy Auger-Domínguez is Managing Director, Executive Search Initiatives at Time Warner Inc., a leading media and entertainment company. She is responsible for enhancing Time Warner’s executive employment brand with diverse communities, attracting and recruiting diverse executives, and developing and leading executive internal mobility initiatives across the enterprise. Prior to Time Warner, Daisy was the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Vice President, Talent Acquisition at Moody’s Corporation. She began her career at Moody’s in 1998 as a credit risk analyst and went on to manage The Moody’s Foundation’s global philanthropic programs. Prior to joining Moody's, she was a Coro Fellow for Leadership in Public Affairs. She is an alum of the Embassy of Spain’s U.S. Young Hispanic Leaders Program. Daisy serves on the board of the Coro New York Leadership Center and on the Advisory Board of the Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Math. She holds an MPA from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University.
Phyllis Barajas
In the fall of 2005, Phyllis Barajas founded Conexión, (www.conexion-all.org) a leadership and mentoring experience dedicated to an emergent process of defining and nurturing “Visionary Latino Leadership” that understand the nexus between the rising HispanicLatino demographic, socioeconomic factors and the sustainability of the U.S. economy.

Among her other accomplishments Phyllis was appointed in 1994, by President Bill Clinton as a deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education offices of elementary, secondary and bilingual education. Before her appointment, she served as the first HispanicLatino assistant dean for human resources at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. After returning from Washington she was national director for human resources Houghton Mifflin Publishing.

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Mexican immigrants she now resides in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds a BA in education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Master’s of Education from Boston University.
Kyle Barrios
Kyle Barrios serves as a Manager in the Audit function of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s National Audit Practice group supporting the Audit Practice strategic initiatives, U.S. Audit Leadership, and related projects they engage Deloitte’s Audit Practice. Supports and leads various client projects such as client service planning, client service assessment, and related projects within the function’s largest clients portfolio. Previously held the position of Litigation Manager (5 years) within the Office of General Counsel (“OGC”) and provided litigation and investigative expertise for OGC’s litigation group. Concentrated primarily on third-party subpoenas, SEC subpoenas and PCAOB requests for information, as well as litigation cases against the organization.

Leads HNet, the organization’s Business Resource Group, for the Northeast region and provides leadership to HNet on its national initiatives being led through its PMO. Heavily engaged in the organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives as it relates to our retention, professional development, community involvement and recruiting efforts. Works closely with other business resource groups/affinity groups representing Fortune 500 companies in the Tri-State region in collaborating towards related objectives and goals. Supports several of Deloitte’s initiatives in its collaborations with external organizations such as Junior Achievement, College Summit, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA) and others. Founding member of the Latino Networks Coalition (“LNC”).
Teresa Correa
Teresa Correa has been with Avon Product’s Global/NA Insights Marketing Intelligence department over the last 5 years. She is currently Associate Manager of Consumer Insights, a team she was asked to join after spending three years on the Representative Insights & Analytics team, driving initiatives to enhance the Representative Selling experience.

She has expanded her involvement with the organization by committing to the Global Inclusion’s AHORA Latino Network as Co-Chair. Under AHORA, she recently launched a program that enables members to learn more about Avon’s Sales model, while supporting the organization remain competitive in the Latino market.

Prior to joining Avon in 2007, Teresa was with ACNielsen The Modeling Group as a research analyst working on marketing mix models for P&G licensed fine fragrances.

She holds a BS in International Business and Marketing from Fairfield University. She volunteers as a career counselor for Dress for Success.
Lisa Calicchio
Lisa has over 15 years experience as a broad-based HR practitioner with expertise in business partnering, recruiting, organization design / development, and HR strategy.

She currently leads Covance’s global recruitment function, where she is responsible for all aspects of talent acquisition – from sourcing and selection to employment branding and recruiting technology.

Lisa’s career includes time spent at Johnson & Johnson, where she spent several years in positions of increasing responsibility in Human Resources across three sectors. She started her career with Merck & Co., Inc, where she progressed through line and HR positions.

Lisa earned a Masters of Business Administration in HR Management from Seton Hall University, a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Kean University, and is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources. She specializes in organization design, strategic and workforce planning, executive and leadership development, change leadership and executive coaching.
Yasmin Davidds
Dr. Yasmin Davidds is an international bestselling author, women's empowerment and negotiation specialist and an expert in the world-renowned KARRASS negotiation program. As one of the top leading female negotiation experts in the U.S. and Latin America, Yasmin has trained and consulted thousands of corporate leaders in over 200 blue chip companies throughout 22 countries in the art and skill of negotiation. Her clients have ranged from senior judges to tribal leaders, from unionized prison guards to accountants, and from railroad officials to diplomatic trainees. Her practical experience includes a wide range of public and private sector efforts in Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, England, France, Spain, South Africa and the U.S. She has helped lead intervention and assistance programs to disputing parties and has advised corporate, non-profit and governmental teams on how to prepare for important negotiations.

As a leading negotiation public speaker, Yasmin has presented to companies such as Proctor and Gamble, General Electric, Wal-mart, Coca Cola, American Express, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft and Apple among many others. As a women empowerment specialist, she has conducted hundreds of presentations to organizations in some of the nation’s most prestigious universities including Stanford, Harvard and the University of Southern California (USC). Yasmin’s commitment to the empowerment of women has brought her recognition and acclaims from the U.S. Congress, the California State Senate and the California State Assembly.

A graduate of USC with a degree in Business Entrepreneurship, Yasmin went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Women Studies and her doctorate degree in Organizational Psychology. For more information about Dr. Yasmin Davidds and her work, please visit www.yasmindavidds.com
George Herrera
George Herrera is the founder and President & CEO of the Herrera-Cristina Group, Ltd, a Hispanic-owned, multidisciplinary management firm, specializing in marketing, communications, corporate diversity, public affairs, event planning and research.

Mr. Herrera is currently an Independent Director of the Board of Directors of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, where he serves as Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and is also a member of the Audit committee.

Prior to joining the Wyndham board, Mr. Herrera served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cendant Corporation, having replaced former Secretary of Defense, William S. Cohen.

From 1998 thru 2004, Mr. Herrera served as President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Herrera is the creator of the nationally syndicated television show “Hispanics Today,” which is viewed by more than 30 million viewers on NBC, CBS and ABC networks throughout the United States.

In 2002, Mr. Herrera was inducted as a FELLOW, The Wharton Society of Fellows, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Ellie Jurado-Nieves, Esq
Fresh out of law school, Ellie Nieves cut her teeth in the high stakes game of New York City politics. Often the youngest, and many times the only woman, sitting at the table, she earned a reputation as a much sought-after strategist. Through her unrelenting work ethic and natural leadership ability, she was recruited for campaign leadership roles such as New York State Political Director and Campaign Manager for national and city-wide campaigns. Ellie transitioned into the private sector and became an award-winning attorney for the Government Relations department at MetLife; later working as Chief of Staff to the President of MetLife International. Today, Ellie works with and speaks for companies, organizations and associations that want to develop their emerging leaders into effective managers and executives. Ellie’s seminars, webinars and coaching programs help emerging leaders to develop leadership skills, set strategic goals, bolster effectiveness and create a personal brand.
Roberto Llamas
Roberto Llamas is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Univision Communications Inc.

Mr. Llamas joined Univision in March of 2011and has been helping lead efforts to improve the company’s organization and human resources performance. Key initiatives he has championed include enhancing organization and leadership productivity and optimizing resource allocation. He has also implemented robust programs for leadership and talent development and the management and differentiation of compensation. Prior to Univision he was at the The Nielsen Company where he served as Chief Human Resources Officer for this Consumer Research Company with 35,000 employees in 100 countries. At Nielsen he helped build a high performance culture, implementing robust leadership and talent development systems and putting in place aggressive human capital strategies to invest and succeed in developing markets.

Prior to Nielsen, Mr. Llamas served as Chief Administrative Officer for The Cleveland Clinic, a $5 billion, and top rated health care institution with 45,000 employees. There he implemented productivity initiatives that led to operating gains and improved patient and employee satisfaction. Mr. Llamas also introduced six sigma and wellness programs and significantly upgraded compensation, diversity, and leadership development programs. He formerly was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Lehman Brothers and was also a Corporate Officer at General Electric where he headed up HR for three of GE’s largest businesses. Mr. Llamas has also owned and managed his own consulting firm and held Senior Leadership positions at TRW and Southern California Edison.

Mr. Llamas is a graduate of California Polytechnic University and earned a MS in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University. He has served on the board of trustees for several community and education based organizations. Mr. Llamas was named one of “100 Most Influential” by Hispanic Business Magazine in 2009, and one of the “Most Powerful/Influential Latinos in Entertainment” by The Imagen Foundation in 2008 and again in 2011. He has been profiled in the July/ August 2011 issue of “Hispanic Executive” and the 2012 April edition of “Talent Management Magazine” (as its cover story).
Laura Martínez
Laura Martínez is a bilingual journalist and editor specialized in marketing and advertising. She is a contributing editor at Multichannel News, and is the writer in charge of the magazine’s Hispanic Television Update. She is also the founder of MiBlogestuBlog.com, a daily commentary on Hispanic-targeted marketing and media, and a regular columnist at Advertising Age’s The Big Tent, a blog devoted to the discussion of diversity in the advertising, marketing and media industries. More recently she joined Voxy.com, an interactive language tool, as Editorial Director.

Born in Mexico City, Ms. Martínez completed her high-school education in Singapore, and has lived and worked as a journalist in Mexico City, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires. Prior to joining Multichannel News, she was responsible for the creation and launch of Nielsen’s Marketing y Medios magazine, an English-language trade publication devoted to explaining the Hispanic market to a non-Spanish speaking audience of executives and marketers. She also was behind the creation and launch of the Spanish-language weekly edition of The Wall Street Journal, as well as coordinating and editing their Spanish language Web edition at americas.wjs.com. She lives in Manhattan and is fluent in English, Spanish and French.
Lucinda Martinez
Lucinda Martinez was named vice president, Domestic Network Distribution & Multicultural Marketing in 2006 and oversees all subscriber growth and retention strategies for HBO, HBO Latino and Cinemax brands and products, as well as targeted marketing efforts to the largest growing segments including African American, Latino, Asian and Gay/Lesbian markets.

Martinez first joined HBO in 1995, leaving in 1996 to relocate to Los Angeles. She rejoined HBO in 2003 as director, Direct Marketing, and named director, Strategic Partnerships and Emerging Markets in 2005.

Prior to rejoining HBO, Martinez worked for Comedy Central for over five years as affiliate sales and marketing director, and for GEMS International Television, from 1996 to 1998, as manager, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Western Region. She began her career in consumer package goods for Avon Products in New York City in 1992 as merchandising/ethnic marketing manager.

She serves on the national board of NAMIC as Vice Chair and serves on the NY Board of the American Heart Association where she chaired the first-ever Latino Health Summit in NYC this year.

She holds a BA from Columbia University.
Monica Pons
Monica Pons is Director of Executive Recruitment for NBCUniversal recruiting senior level executives across NBCUniversal’s entertainment film and cable brands. In her role she identifies and recruits industry-leading experts across all functional areas including general management, sales, marketing, programming, business development and finance across traditional and digital media business lines. Pons launched and implemented the executive search model group leveraging best practices around processes, candidate development and research strategy. Prior to this position, she led strategic sourcing for NBC Universal and Time Warner focusing on sourcing and recruiting diverse executive talent.

Pons has held leadership communications positions for Ford Motor Company in Detroit, New York and Madrid where she led consumer, brand, corporate and crisis communications. Pons holds a Michigan Journalism Fellowship Award at the University of Michigan, a Master’s in Communication from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
Eliana Murillo
Eliana Murillo is the Hispanic Community Outreach Lead in Diversity Business Development at Google, Inc. She is responsible for overseeing the corporate strategy to engage the Hispanic community and develop the market using Google’s products and services. She founded the US Hispanic Business Development team at Google and has effectively spearheaded programs that aim to support Latino entrepreneurship and brand awareness.

Prior to joining Google, Eliana worked at Target Corporation in the food merchandising group, where she focused on internal buying strategies and supply chain optimization. Eliana currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of Tequila Alquimia, her family’s USDA certified 100% organic tequila company.

Eliana is a graduate of Harvard University, where she studied sociology with an emphasis on multicultural consumers. She also studied international business in a global program based at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, which focused on globalization and the influence of local culture on corporations. She is originally from Oxnard, California.
Maria Fernandez
Maria Fernandez is Senior Counsel, Technology Licensing and Alliances based out of Somers, NY and is also the Worldwide Law Department Education Executive. In her current role, Maria leverages her technical and business knowledge and legal experience to structure, prepare and negotiate technology-related agreements for IBM's hardware and research and development divisions, part of the Systems Technology Group. The global technology related agreements include technology licensing, consortia, joint development, acquisitions and divestitures.

Previously, Maria and her team were responsible for providing legal and compliance related support for IBM with an emphasis on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws. Prior to that position, Maria has supported the North America HQ sales organization and was Senior Regional Counsel, Latin America where she was responsible for a team of over 55 lawyers and contract professionals who managed all legal matters for the Latin America organization.

Maria received her bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Psychology from Lehman College (City University of New York) in 1989 and thereafter received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Cornell University School of Law in 1992. She is admitted to the bars of the States of New York and California and the United States Supreme Court.

Maria is a Board Member of Latino Justice – PRLDEF and the Development Committee Co-Chair; Deputy Regional President for the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) – NY Region and former HNBA National Finance Director and Member of the Advisory Board of the Pre Law Institute at John Jay College. She recently completed a Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Fellowship. She is married with three children.
Pat Martinez
Pat Martinez is the President and CEO of the National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC). The NHCC is a not- for-profit organization established in 1985 focused on the professional advancement of Hispanics in Corporate America. Pat brings extensive not-for-profit experience from her work in the corporate workforce and a broad range of significant leadership roles. Prior to joining the NHCC, she was the National Director of Development for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund which encompassed planning and delivering of fundraising strategies to corporations and foundations. Her role also allowed her to work on a national level with Top Fortune 500 Corporations, helping them to develop programs that enhance their diverse workforce development strategies.

As the leader of NHCC, she provides vision and strategic direction for the organization in accordance with its established mission and goals, and serves as the principal spokesperson and advocate for the NHCC. Along with her primary duties, she works diligently to ensure the financial well-being of the organization, manages programming, and oversees the recruiting and retaining of NHCC members. By coupling her background in business, legal, and non-profit management with her expertise in developing strategic sponsorship alliances and social capital building skills, Pat has made tremendous strides towards making the NHCC the nation’s premier organization recognized for its educational and workforce development programs.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Rutgers, The State University. She attended Montclair State University for paralegal studies, attended the Kennedy School of Government-Harvard University for a Community Problem-Solving Program and her next step is beginning an Executive MBA program. Pat received the Leadership Award from Toast Master International and has been inducted into the Women's History Hall of Fame at the Levine Museum of the New South by the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Club, Inc. She has been recognized by Who’s Who for her professional achievements. Her civic engagement and professional affiliations include participating in business and community organizations on a local and national scale.

Her communication skills afforded her many speaking engagements. Pat was interviewed by Edith Valladares McElroy for the CPCC hit show “Perfiles Latinos” (Latino Profiles); she appeared on “Salud y Vida”(Health and Wellness) and participated on a number of radio programs to discuss the need to increase the college pipeline and prepare the future workforce to meet the needs of Corporate America. She has coached business professionals and non-profit Boards on how to increase their effectiveness in the marketplace by conducting “Art of Connecting”, “Professionalism” and “Effective Fund Raising” workshops. She recently was recognized as one of the 25 Distinguished Women in Business by MEA Magazine (Minority Enterprise Advocate) is a bi- monthly business news publication established in 2003 for small/minority and women entrepreneurs.

Pat believes that the NHCC can become the primary resource for Corporate America as they work to recruit and retain talented Hispanic professionals. Under her leadership, NHCC will continue to work at solidifying relationships to further multi-cultural workforce development across the nation.
Betty De Mayorga
Betty De Mayorga is currently a Business Process Analyst at Colgate-Palmolive;

she is also the treasurer of the Hispanic Action Network in Morristown. Prior to joining her current role, Mrs. De Mayorga worked in the pharmaceutical industry; where she worked in multiple companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer and Glaxo. Through her career, she held multiple positions as an Associate Director, Treasurer & Accountant. Betty has a B.S in accounting and advanced studies in Finance and Business Administration. In her spare time, Betty enjoys giving back to the community by providing free English lessons to under-privilege immigrants through the Voyage program she co-founded. This program runs every Sunday at the Princeton Library. Although it is not restricted to Spanish speakers, there are many people of Hispanic dissent who attend it. All of her achievements not have been possible without her level of dedication, tenacity and commitment to the community around her.
D. Zachary Misko
D. Zachary Misko is Vice President, Workforce Strategy of the Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG), with 20 years experience in the HR industry.

Misko works with Fortune 500 companies throughout the world to develop and implement processes that improve and drive Human Resources and workforce solutions.

Zachary is a Senior Executive Board Member of Best Practice Institute (BPI) and serves on the Latin America Regional Advisory Board for the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). Zachary was named to the top 15 Workforce and HR professionals under 40 in the US by Workforce Management magazine in Oct 2011. In November of 2011, Globalization Today magazine and the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) listed Zachary on their annual PowerHouse 25 list. This is a list of the top 25 outsourcing professionals, globally. Zachary will also appear on the reality show, Americas Top Recruiter, scheduled to air in Fall, 2012.

KellyOCG is a global leader in innovative talent management solutions in the areas of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Human Resources Consulting, Career Transition and Organizational Effectiveness Consulting, Executive Search and Contingent Workforce Outsourcing (CWO), which includes Independent Contractor Solutions. Further information about KellyOCG may be found at www.kellyocg.com
Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez, Ph.D., is the and president of Dr. Robert Rodriguez Advisors, LLC (DRR Advisors), a management and diversity consulting firm that helps business leaders elevate the impact and effectiveness of their workplace inclusion initiatives. DRR Advisors works with large and small businesses to build forward-thinking organizational practices that foster diversity, leadership and innovation.

Dr. Rodriguez specializes in enterprise diversity strategy planning, employee resource group optimization and Latino talent management programs. Over 90 corporations have sought his expertise and consultation to develop proactive diversity initiatives that have a positive impact on business results. So many corporations rely on Dr. Rodriguez for insight on their diversity initiatives that in October 2010, Hispanic Business Magazine named Robert one of the Top 100 Most Influential Latinos in America.

Prior to starting DRR Advisors, Dr. Rodriguez held non-profit, academic and corporate leadership roles. He most recently was the senior vice president at ALPFA (alpfa.org), the nation’s leading Latino professional non-profit business association where he lead their diversity consulting practice and still remains an active affiliate of the ALPFA Institute leading consulting engagements on the Institute’s behalf. Dr. Rodriguez also held faculty and administrative roles at Kaplan University and also previously taught in the MBA program at the Kellstadt School of Business at DePaul University. He has also held several human resource leadership roles at Fortune 500 firms, including Target Corporation, 3M Company, Amoco and The Washington Post.

Dr. Rodriguez is a columnist for Diversity Executive Magazine and from 2004 to 2006 he was a writer for Human Resource Magazine. He’s written for, or been quoted in, the Chicago Tribune, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Hispanic Business and Latino Leaders Magazine. Robert is best known for his book, Latino Talent: Effective Strategies to Recruit, Retain and Develop Hispanic Professionals which is used by dozens of corporations as a framework for their Latino diversity programs.
Josephine Rotolo
Josephine coaches clients across the country and worldwide. Her career coaching addresses long term career development as well as transitioning between jobs. Her corporate training explores leadership and communication styles.

She received her coaching certification from New York University. She is a certified New York State Board of Education mentor.

Josephine is President for the Long Island Coaching Alliance (LICA) a local chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

She is on the board for the Alliance of Women in Media, NYC chapter (AWM-NYC).

For almost a decade she worked at Lifetime Television as the Director of Production for the Advertising & Promotions department. She won a Gracie Award and Promax awards for various TV projects. Before Lifetime she worked at ABC Daytime’s All My Children.

A graduate of Syracuse University, she holds a dual major in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. She is a recipient of the prestigious Syracuse Press club award.
William Robalino
William started his career at JPMorgan in the Accounting Management Training Program. He remained at JPMorgan until 1996, at which point he joined Lehman Brothers in their Credit Derivatives Finance Area.

In 1997, William was relocated to Tokyo, responsible for Lehman Brother's Liquid Market Product Control function, including Interest Rate Swaps & Options, Japanese Governments & Financing, Foreign Exchange & Futures. William returned to the United States in 2000, where he continued to work at Lehman Brothers in various leadership roles until he joined UBS in 2007.

Pons has held leadership communications positions for Ford Motor Company in Detroit, New York and Madrid where she led consumer, brand, corporate and crisis communications. Pons holds a Michigan Journalism Fellowship Award at the University of Michigan, a Master’s in Communication from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Currently, William serves as ALPFA New York Board President and a member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). He was recently appointed to the newly established NABA Corporate Advisory Board. William also serves on St. Peter's Prep Board of Trustees.

William holds an M.B.A from New York University's Stern Business School and a B.B.A in Public Accounting from Pace University.
Angelica Wong
Angelica Wong is Vice President Operations, Emerging Markets OpU at PGM. She has operational responsibility for the Latin America Region, managing the EM sites. She supports EMBU LA Region, Global Access and Established Products in EMBU representing PGM.

Angelica has held positions of increasing responsibilities in Peru, Central Latin America Region (CeLA) and Venezuela before relocating to US. She was responsible for the Manufacturing Operations in Peru, Quality Operations CeLA Regional Leader and Site Leader of the two Valencia Manufacturing Operations, becoming the second woman achieving a role of site leader in PGM. In 2004, she relocated to the New York HQ as Right First Time (PGM CI strategy) Leader for Latin America/ Canada Area and, in 2006 she assumed sole responsibility for the Americas Area. Angelica successfully implemented the Right First Time strategy in US, PR and LA manufacturing sites, integrating Continuous Improvement into the business, and increasing the competitive advantage for Pfizer. Most recently she served as a Chief of Staff of PC BU President and as Sr. Director Business Operations working on the PC BU Strategy.

Angelica holds a B.S. in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from San Marcos University and Executive Management Program – ESAN -Peru.

She has participated in several executive programs and attended the Pfizer Leadership Program - Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration. She currently serves as Chair of Pfizer Latino Colleagues Resources Group. She is a Board Member of Pfizer Latino Leadership Council, and a Board Member and Chair of Global expansion initiative of National Hispanic Corporate Achievers. She is also a mentor at the PGM Women Mentoring Program. Angelica received an Award as one of 10 most successful Plant Managers in Venezuela in 2003 and was elected as a Pfizer recipient of the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers (NHCA) Award in 2008.