Category: Hispanic Heritage

Accenture’s Ernest Cordova awarded Hispanic Tech Leader by GWHCC

Ernest Cordova, chief security officer and managing director for Accenture Federal Services (AFS), was named Hispanic Tech Leader by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) June 12. The award was announced at the GWHCC 39th Annual Gala celebrating the best of the Hispanic business community. Cordova was one of three award recipients in… Read the full article

Ken Salazar – WilmerHale

Name: Ken Salazar Title: Partner Company: WilmerHale Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, DC Number of Employees: 2,268 Education: JD, University of Michigan Law School; BA, Colorado College What I’m Reading: Hard Choices by Hilary Clinton My Philosophy: Live every day to improve the lives of those around you. Away from Work, I: Love spending time… Read the full article

Don Chavez – Northrop Grumman Corporation

Name: Don Chavez Title: Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Technical Services Sector Counsel Company: Northrop Grumman Corporation Headquarters: Falls Church, Virginia Number of Employees: 65,000 Education: JD, University of Southern California; BBA (major in accounting), University of New Mexico What I’m Reading: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West… Read the full article

Maria Gomez-Soler – Newell Rubbermaid

Name: Maria Gomez-Soler Title: Vice President, Consumer and Marketing Insights Company: Newell Rubbermaid Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia Number of Employees: 19,000 Education: Studied philosophy, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina; MBA, Ecole des Ponts et Chausses & UB, Paris/Buenos Aires What I’m Reading: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and… Read the full article

Barbara Peña – MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Name: Barbara Peña Title: Director, Employee Relations Business Manager Company: MUFG Union Bank, N.A Headquarters: New York, New York Number of Employees: Approximately 13,700 in the Americas Education: Attended California State University, Los Angeles What I’m Reading: Reality- Based Leadership by Cy Wakeman My Philosophy: Treat people the way you would like to be treated.… Read the full article

Julio A. Portalatin – Mercer

Name: Julio A. Portalatin Title: President and CEO Company: Mercer Headquarters: New York, New York Number of Employees: 20,000+ Education: BS in business management, Hofstra University; honorary doctorate, Hofstra University What I’m Reading: Fast Innovation: Achieving Superior Differentiation, Speed to Market, and Increased Profitability by Michael George, James Works, Kimberly Watson-Hemphill, and Clay Christensen My… Read the full article

Maria Alma Rodriguez, MD – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Name: Maria Alma Rodriguez, MD Title: Vice President, Medical Affairs Company: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Headquarters: Houston, Texas Number of Employees: 20,000 Education: MD, University of Texas Medical School-Houston What I’m Reading: Delivering High Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis (report) by the Institute of… Read the full article

Omar Taymes – Legg Mason Global Asset Management

Name: Omar Taymes Title: Director Company: Legg Mason Global Asset Management Headquarters: Baltimore, Maryland Number of Employees: 3,000 Education: BBA, Pace University What I’m Reading: The Book of Enoch My Philosophy: There are no obstacles in life that I cannot overcome. Away from Work, I: Enjoy traveling and learning about new cultures. How My Heritage… Read the full article

Sandra Aldana – L-3

Name: Sandra Aldana Title: Program Manager, L-3 Electron Technologies, Inc. Company: L-3 Headquarters: New York, New York Number of Employees: 48,000 Education: BS in Engineering, California Polytechnic State University What I’m Reading: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay My Philosophy: Take responsibility and lead by example. Away from Work, I: Hike, bike, kayak, and… Read the full article

Manuel Fernandez – KPMG LLP

Name: Manuel Fernandez Title: Managing Partner of KPMG’s Dallas Office Company: KPMG LLP Headquarters: New York, New York Number of Employees: 25,000 Education: BS in accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University What I’m Reading: Beating Goliath by Art Briles My Philosophy: Teamwork and collaboration Away from Work, I: Vacation with family, play golf, and volunteer at the… Read the full article