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Robert Rodriguez
Filmmaker/Entrepreneur
Robert Rodriguez is an American filmmaker famous for directing the Spy Kids films, The Faculty, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Planet Terror, and Machete. Rodriguez is also known for co-directing the 2005 crime thriller Sin City and the 2014 sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. In 2013, Rodriguez worked with Univision to launch his own cable television channel called El Rey.
Robert Rodriguez
Filmmaker/Entrepreneur
Zoe Saldana
Actor/Entrepreneur
Zoe Saldana is a trained dancer who's become a leading actress in Hollywood, having starred in blockbusters like 'Star Trek,' 'Avatar' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'
Zoe Saldana
Actor/Entrepreneur
Emilio Estefan
Entrepreneur & Entertainer
EMILIO ESTEFAN is a world-renowned music, television and film producer who has been instrumental in shaping, developing and directing the careers of his superstar wife, Gloria, as well as Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jon Secada among many others.
Emilio Estefan
Entrepreneur & Entertainer
Eugenio Derbez
Actor, Writer, Director and Producer
Actor, writer, director and producer Eugenio Derbez is one of the most influential and recognized actors in Latin America and the Latinx community in the U.S. With over 250 million dollars at the box office he has become one of the world’s biggest international stars.
Eugenio Derbez
Actor, Writer, Director and Producer
Mary Dillon
Chief Executive Officer, Ulta Beauty
The possibilities are beautiful with Mary Dillon as CEO of Ulta Beauty. The Chicago native has 35 years of experience leading consumer-driven brands in a diverse range of industries, with the common thread being her passion for leveraging customer insights and leading through the lens of culture to build brand engagement and drive results.
Mary Dillon
Chief Executive Officer, Ulta Beauty
Oscar Munoz
CEO, United Airlines
Oscar Munoz is the CEO of United Airlines. Previously, Oscar served in various financial and strategic capacities at some of the world's most recognized consumer brands, including AT&T, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and PepsiCo. In March 2017, Munoz was named "Communicator of the Year for 2017" by PRWeek.
Oscar Munoz
Entrepreneur & Entertainer
Marc Benioff
Chairman & Co-CEO, Salesforce
Marc Benioff is Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Salesforce and a pioneer of cloud computing. Under Benioff's leadership, Salesforce is the fastest-growing top-five enterprise software company and the #1 provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software globally. Benioff was named “Innovator of the Decade” by Forbes and is recognized as one of the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders by Fortune and one of the 10 Best-Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review.
Marc Benioff
Chairman & Co-CEO, Salesforce
William Lewis
Chief Executive Officer, Dow Jones & Publisher, The Wall Street Journal
William Lewis was appointed CEO of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal in 2014. He previously served as chief creative officer for News Corp, responsible for the company’s creative strategy and developing new commercial opportunities. Mr. Lewis joined News Corp. in September 2010 as group general manager of News UK, based in London.
William Lewis
Chief Executive Officer, Dow Jones & Publisher, The Wall Street Journal
David Stockman
Former US Treasury Secretary
David Stockman was elected as a Michigan Congressman in 1976 and joined the Reagan White House in 1981. Serving as budget director, he was one of the key architects of the Reagan Revolution plan to reduce taxes, cut spending and shrink the role of government. He joined Salomon Brothers in 1985 and later became one of the early partners of The Blackstone Group. During nearly two decades at Blackstone and at a firm he founded, Heartland Industrial Partners, Stockman was a private equity investor.
David Stockman
Former US Treasury Secretary
Tony Gonzalez
Pro Football Hall of Famer and FOX NFL Analyst
Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez currently serves as a FOX Sports studio analyst. Since the 2017 NFL Season, Gonzalez has been a fixture on FOX NFL Kickoff, Fox’s hour-long NFL pregame show preceding FOX NFL Sunday, airing each Sunday at 11:00 AM ET during the NFL season. In February 2019, Gonzalez was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Tony Gonzalez
Pro Football Hall of Famer and FOX NFL Analyst
Ben Odell
President, 3Pas Studios
Benjamin Odell is president of 3Pas Studios which he founded with actor and filmmaker Eugenio Derbez. At 3Pas, Ben produced hit films “Overboard” and “How to Be a Latin Lover.” He is also an Executive Producer on Amazon show “LOL: Last One Laughing,” its #1 show in Mexico and the second most viewed international show.
Ben Odell
President, 3Pas Studios
Mary Mack
Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Wells Fargo Consumer Banking
Mary began her career with Wells Fargo in 1984 and has a broad mix of brokerage/advisory, banking and finance experience. She most recently held the position of President and Head of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, one of the nation’s largest full-service retail brokerage organizations.
Mary Mack
Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Wells Fargo Consumer Banking
Thaddeus Arroyo
Chief Executive Officer - AT&T Business, AT&T Communications, LLC
Thaddeus was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business in December 2016. He is responsible for the company's integrated global Business Solutions organization, which serves nearly 3 million business customers in nearly 200 countries and territories, including nearly all of the world's Fortune 1000 companies.
Thaddeus Arroyo
Chief Executive Officer - AT&T Business, AT&T Communications, LLC
Carlos M. Gutierrez
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Carlos Gutierrez is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group. Secretary Gutierrez served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2005 to 2009 under President George W. Bush, where he worked with foreign government and business leaders to advance economic relationships, enhance trade, and promote U.S. exports. Secretary Gutierrez also played a key role in the passage of landmark free trade agreements that remove trade barriers, expand export opportunities, and boost global investment.
Carlos M. Gutierrez
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Cesar Conde
Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal International Group
Cesar Conde is Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. As Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group, Conde is responsible for the operations and international expansion of NBCUniversal businesses outside of North America.
Cesar Conde
Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal International Group
Guillermo Diaz, Jr.
SVP of Customer Transformation at Cisco
Guillermo Diaz, Jr., is a Global Technology Leader and Champion of Inclusion and Diversity. He is a transformational leader across Cisco and broadly in the industry known for aligning people, process and technology. Most recently, from 2015 to 2019, he served as Cisco’s Chief Information Officer responsible for the Global Information Technology organization, strategy and services.
Guillermo Diaz, Jr.
SVP of Customer Transformation at Cisco
Ralph De La Vega
Founder and Chairman of the De La Vega Group
Ralph de la Vega is the founder and chairman of the De La Vega Group. Mr. de la Vega is the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International. In that capacity, he had overall responsibility for the company’s integrated Business Solutions group which, at the time served more than 3.5 million business customers in nearly 200 countries and territories, including nearly all of the world’s Fortune 1000 companies.
Ralph De La Vega
Founder and Chairman of the De La Vega Group
Al R. Cardenas
Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Al (Alberto R.) Cardenas chairs the firm’s Latin America Practice and is widely recognized for his leadership in Latin America affairs. He was named one of “The Most Influential Leaders in the Latino Community Today,” one of the “Legal Impact Leaders,” one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business, a Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders magazine and is consistently listed in “The 100 Poderosos” in PODER magazine.
Al R. Cardenas
Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Miguel B. Fernandez
Chairman, MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P.
Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez currently serves as Chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P., a private investment firm located in Coral Gables, Florida. The firm focuses on investing in healthcare service companies nationwide.
Miguel B. Fernandez
Chairman, MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P.
Luis Fonsi
Singer/Songwriter
Luis Fonsi is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for multiple songs, one of them being "Despacito", featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. As of 2018 he has broken six Guinness World Records and sold more than 11 million records with "Despacito".
Luis Fonsi
Singer/Songwriter
Beatriz Acevedo
Co-Founder, mitú
Beatriz was the co-founder of mitú, the leading digital media brand for young Latinos in the U.S. Under her leadership she went on to raise $50M in funding, led by some of the most successful venture capital groups in California. The mentorship initiatives that she created through her Accelerator Program, have also provided invaluable access to the next generation of multicultural storytellers, with an emphasis on female leadership. Beatriz's expertise has been to create content at the intersection of media, technology and social impact.
Beatriz Acevedo
Co-Founder, mitú
Pati Jinich
Chef, Cookbook Author, and Host of PBS' "Pati's Mexican Table”, Mexican Table LLC
Born and raised in Mexico City, Pati Jinich is host of the two time James Beard Award-winning PBS television series “PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE,” going on its eighth season nationwide. Pati is also resident chef at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. and author of two cookbooks, “Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking” and “Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen.”
Pati Jinich
Chef, Cookbook Author, and Host of PBS' "Pati's Mexican Table”, Mexican Table LLC
Liz Hernandez
Emmy-Nominated Television Personality and Journalist
Liz Hernandez is a Mexican American Emmy-nominated television personality and journalist currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. Liz’s passion for connecting people inspired her to create WORDAFUL, which is derived from the phrase “words are powerful.” Currently featured on the OWN Network and through weekly videos and live experiences, Liz showcases feelings of inspiration and motivation that have depth and meaning.
Liz Hernandez
Emmy-Nominated Television Personality and Journalist
María Teresa Kumar
President and CEO of Voto Latino
María Teresa Kumar is the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino, an Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC and host of MSNBC’s web show Changing America. Under her leadership, Voto Latino has become a key factor in national elections and garnered several prestigious awards including several Promax Gold and Webby Honorees.
María Teresa Kumar
President and CEO of Voto Latino
Julián Castro
Former Secretary, U.S. Housing and Urban Development
Julián Castro served as the 16th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under President Barack Obama from 2014-2017. Before serving in the Cabinet, Secretary Castro was the Mayor of his native San Antonio, Texas — the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city at the time. In 2012, he gave a rousing keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, during which he described the American Dream as a relay to be passed from generation to generation.
Julián Castro
Former Secretary, U.S. Housing and Urban Development
Ana Navarro
GOP Strategist, Commentator CNN
Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. She is also a political contributor on ABC’s The View. The Miami New Times named her a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.”
Ana Navarro
GOP Strategist, Commentator CNN
Karla Gallardo
Co-Founder & CEO, Cuyana
Karla started Cuyana with the vision of creating a global design house that inspires intentional buying through pieces that are crafted with integrity. After growing up in Ecuador, Karla moved to the United States where she earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Brown University.
Karla Gallardo
Co-Founder & CEO, Cuyana
Mike Miedler
President & Chief Executive Officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Michael Miedler was appointed president and chief executive officer for Century 21 Real Estate LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) in January 2019. In his new role, Miedler leads the iconic C21® brand and the organization’s approximately 9,400 independently owned and operated offices and more than 127,000 independent sales professionals in 80 countries and territories worldwide.
Mike Miedler
President & Chief Executive Officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Gary Acosta
NAHREP Co-Founder & CEO
Gary Acosta is the Co-Founder & CEO of NAHREP. As CEO, in 2014 he created the Hispanic Wealth Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to tripling Hispanic household wealth by 2024. In 2018, Acosta co-founded L’ATTITUDE, a mega-event that celebrates the key role of Latinos in America’s mainstream economy. Mr. Acosta is a former appointee of the consumer advisory board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Gary Acosta
NAHREP Co-Founder & CEO
Armando Tam
SVP, Chapter Development, NAHREP
Based in Walnut Creek, CA, Tam has extensive prior experience as a mortgage broker and owned his real estate company. He is primarily known for his extensive understanding of “All Things Latino” His diverse and eclectic background includes stints in the food scene and Latin music industry as a performer and a producer. Tam's artistic vision led to the creation of NAHREP's weekly webcast, Esta Semana en NAHREP, which enjoyed a 100 episode run.
Armando Tam
SVP, Chapter Development, NAHREP
Brittney Castro
Founder and CEO, Financially Wise Inc.
Brittney Castro, CFP®, AAMS®, CRPC® is the founder and CEO of Financially Wise Inc., a Los Angeles-based financial planning firm whose mission is to teach individuals and couples the art of managing their money the fun and simple way. Brittney is a Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Accredited Asset Management Specialist, entrepreneur, and speaker.
Brittney Castro
Founder and CEO, Financially Wise Inc.
Chris Hogan
National Best-Selling Author, Financial Expert and Ramsey Personality
Chris Hogan is a best-selling author, a personal finance expert, and America’s leading voice on retirement, investing, and building wealth. His goal is to help as many people as possible avoid financial traps and set their families up for the future.
Chris Hogan
National Best-Selling Author, Financial Expert and Ramsey Personality
David Acosta
2019 NAHREP President
David has been named Top Realtor in the nation by Real Trends. He has also been included in the KW Top 100 Group, and TOP 250 NAHREP Latino Real Estate Agents. He began his real estate career in Texas in 2003, where he developed a successful real estate practice through personal production with sales of over 600 units on a yearly basis.
David Acosta
2019 NAHREP President
Marisa Calderon
Executive Director of National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)
Marisa Calderon is the Executive Director of NAHREP and a housing and financial services industry veteran. She was ranked on the Swanepoel Power 200 in 2019 and named a HousingWire 2018 Woman of Influence for increasing real estate professionals’ understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic market. Calderon authors NAHREP’s annual publication, the State of Hispanic Homeownership Report and is frequently cited as an expert.
Marisa Calderon
Executive Director of National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)
René Rodriguez
CEO, Volentum
René is a renowned behavioral and organizational change expert, leadership advisor, world class sales trainer and dynamic keynote speaker. René has shared the stage with the likes of Tony Robins, George W. Bush, Magic Johnson, Darren Hardy, Ken Banchard, and Jeffery Gitomer to name a few.
René Rodriguez
CEO, Volentum
Sara Rodriguez
2019 NAHREP President-Elect
Sara Rodriguez is the CEO/Owner of Titan Title and a partner at Mendez Rodriguez, PLC. Her practice specializes on all matters related to residential and commercial real estate transactions. She served as 2016 President of NAHREP Metro DC and has served on the chapter’s board of directors since 2013 in various leadership roles. Additionally, she serves as a national chapter coach.
Sara Rodriguez
2019 NAHREP President-Elect
Diego Boneta
Actor
Diego Boneta is quickly emerging as one of Hollywood's brightest young talents, not only excelling in Hollywood, but similarly with Spanish audiences. And, after being named one of LA Times' "Faces to Watch" and being featured in Bruce Weber's new "Rising Star" campaign in the same year, Diego's trajectory shows no sign of slowing down.
Diego Boneta
Actor
Gabriel Luna
Actor
With upcoming lead roles in both "Terminator: Dark Fate" and Marvel's "Ghost Rider" for Hulu, Gabriel Luna is quickly cementing himself as a leading man. In November 2019, Luna will star as the new "Terminator" in Tim Miller's "Terminator: Dark Fate" opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Mackenzie Davis.
Gabriel Luna
Actor
Natalia Reyes
Actor
NATALIA REYES is a Colombian actress with extensive experience in film, television, and theater. She is currently considered one of the most promising up-and-coming female Latin actors. After a long search, she was ultimately chosen as one of the leads in the upcoming Terminator franchise reboot being produced by James Cameron and directed by Tim Miller.
Natalia Reyes
Actor
Victor Arias
Managing Director At Diversified Search, Partner in charge of the Dallas Forth Worth office
Victor Arias, Jr. is a Managing Director at Diversified Search, working primarily in the Board of Directors practice, and leads the firm's Dallas-Fort Worth office. He is also a member of the Consumer, Real Estate, and Higher Education practices. Victor joined the firm in 2019 from RSR Partners, where he had been a managing director in the board of directors practice.
Victor Arias
Managing Director At Diversified Search, Partner in charge of the Dallas Forth Worth office
Emily Estefan
Singer
Growing up surrounded by world rhythms and culture, it was only natural for Emily Estefan to develop a strong passion for music at a very young age. That passion grew as she did, and with hard work and dedication to her craft, she graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in May 2016 earning a Contemporary Writing & Production degree with a minor in Philosophy.
Emily Estefan
Singer
Tom Nides
Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley
Tom Nides is Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley. Prior to rejoining the Firm in 2013, Mr. Nides was Deputy Secretary of State and Chief Operating Officer of the Department. In 2013, he was awarded the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award — the nation's highest diplomatic honor — by Secretary Clinton. Prior to the State Department, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley.
Tom Nides
Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley
Ebetuel “Beto” Pallares
Managing Director, Joseph Advisory and Proficio Capital Management
Ebetuel “Beto” Pallares is the fund manager of two early-stage tech venture capital funds, as well as an investment advisor to a family office based in El Paso, TX. Beto has a particular interest in seed and early-stage companies with an emphasis on the biotechnology, enterprise software, material sciences, and nanotechnology sectors. He serves on the board of a number of tech companies and on the limited partnership advisory committees of several venture funds.
Ebetuel “Beto” Pallares
Managing Director, Joseph Advisory and Proficio Capital Management
David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has spent 40 years working towards the improvement and understanding of Latinos through their health, culture, and overall role and contributions in California and the country through his cutting-edge research and initiatives.
David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Terrell Owens
Pro Football Hall of Fame Player
6-Time NFL Pro-Bowl player, actor, humanitarian, loving father, fitness expert, model and motivational speaker, Terrell Owens is a man on a mission. With 1078 Receptions, 15,934 yards, and 153 touchdowns during the span of his 15-year career, his extraordinary skills on the gridiron and elite athleticism raised the bar for Wide Receivers in the league. Owens is credited with being one of the most exciting and electrifying players to ever play the game.
Terrell Owens
Pro Football Hall of Fame Player
Matt Barnes
American Basketball Player
Matthew Barnes is a professional basketball player in the NBA. An exceptional athlete at a young age, Barnes attended Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, where he lettered in both football and basketball. In addition to his outstanding basketball skills, Barnes was an All-American wide receiver and led the nation with 28 touchdown catches during his senior year. He earned All-American, All-State, All-CIF, All-City, and All-League honors in each sport. Matt went on to play basketball for UCLA and later appear on many teams in the NBA.
Matt Barnes
American Basketball Player