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Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago 2020

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Page 19 of 23 20 Julio 2020 LATINOS ON BOARDS CHICAGO H I S P A N I C P O W E R H I S P A N I C P O W E R CHICAGO ARABEL ALVA ROSALES President and CEO AAR Tech Rosales is vice chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority board and serves on several other boards. She has more than 17 years at AAR Tech, her successful management and technology firm. She is the founder and producer of Runway Latinx, a multi-day entertainment environment providing opportunities for those in the fashion industry. She is co-founder of the former Latino Fashion Week and is founder of Pivoting in Heels, a program dedicated to empowering women. GLORIA CASTILLO Former CEO Chicago United Castillo is a pioneering advocate for diversity, inclusion and social and economic justice, and Chicago United is a corporate membership organization that advances multiracial leadership in business to achieve parity in economic opportunity for people of color. In her 16 years at Chicago United, Castillo led groundbreaking corporate initiatives including advancing board diversity. She currently serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the Field Foundation, director of Mather, and serves on the executive committee of the Chicago Community Trust. ELIZABETH COLON President Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions Colon is the President- Elect of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago Chapter. As the first Latina president, she is committed to representing and supporting all women business owners in the Chicagoland area. She is also the Board Chair of the Norwegian American Hospital Foundation. In 2007, Colon founded Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions LLC, a full-service language company that connects businesses with their diverse clients and community. MIGUEL DEL VALLE President Chicago Board of Education Del Valle was appointed president of the board by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and began serving on June 26, 2019. He is a retired elected official who has served on many commissions and boards. In 1986 he was elected the first Latino senator in the Illinois General Assembly where he served for 20 years. In 2006, former Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed him as city clerk, and he subsequently won election in 2007, becoming the first Latino elected to that office. OMAR DUQUE President The Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council The council is the premier global executive leadership organization for senior executives who have built careers in information technology. Duque is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship and how they help create a better world. He previously served as president and CEO of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and he co-founded the Latinx Founders Collective, a national initiative to build more than 100 venture-funded Latinx startups. He serves on the board of Chicago Community Trust. RICARDO ESTRADA, President and CEO Metropolitan Family Services Estrada was named president and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, one of Chicago's first and strongest human services agencies, in March 2011. As CEO he has led expansion of the client base by 20,000 and overseen budget growth from $32 million to $50 million, both in less than three years. He has been appointed to the Chicago Early Learning Executive Council, University of Illinois Board of Trustees, board of Leadership Greater Chicago, and board of the Woods Fund of Chicago. JUAN GAYTAN President and CEO Monterey Security Founded in 1999, Monterrey Security offers a broad range of prevention and protective services to clients large and small. The company's mission is to provide private security services grounded in established law enforcement and public safety techniques. Monterrey provides services at Soldier Field, Toyota Park, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and many other public facilities. In addition, Gaytan is the chairman of the board of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. ANA GIL Professor Emerita Northeastern Illinois University Gil was born on Margarita Island, Venezuela, the oldest of seven siblings. After working in the school system as a science teacher, school district supervisor, and interim superintendent of 210 schools, she left for the United States to complete a master's degree and a doctorate in education. As a scholar, researcher, activist, human rights advocate, author, and professor, she traveled the world teaching, training junior faculty, doing humanitarian work, creating coalitions for Latino leadership parity, and establishing digital bridges for minorities. She is a member of the Latino Advisory Council of the City of Chicago. She has served on a number of different boards. SUSANA GONZALEZ Nurse Educator ASI Home Care González is especially focused on mentoring and developing the next generation of bilingual, bicultural, Spanish-speaking nurses and promoting education to change their lives. In addition to her work with ASI, she is an adjunct nursing faculty member at Morton College and DePaul University. She is past president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses-Illinois and serves as a national board member. She also serves on the board of the American Nurses Association-Illinois. YANETH MEDINA Senior Vice President of Retail Banking and Head of Retail St. Charles Bank & Trust Medina has more than 20 years of experience in retail banking, relationship building, workplace culture, and coaching and mentoring. She serves on many internal committees, including business development, compliance, and employee recognition. She also sits on several corporate-level committees. She also dedicates time to several local organizations. Currently she is vice president and board member for Centro De Informacion, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower Hispanics with the ability to effectively integrate into the greater community. JEANETTE V. MIRANDA Freelance Resource Consultant Brookfield Global Recruitment Services For 23 years, Miranda was co-owner of Miranda Hispanic Marketing, a fully integrated marketing, public relations, and promotional company where she was director of multicultural marketing. She worked with clients such as Anheuser-Busch, Miller Brewing Company, Sprint, and Novamex-Jarritos. She is the current president of the board of the Latino Treatment Center. She is an amateur photographer, speaks conversational Italian, is fluent in Spanish, and is learning how to play the acoustic guitar. TAMIKA MORALES President The Autism Hero Project Morales is an actor, teacher, writer and speaker. She serves her community primarily as a second-grade dual language teacher. She also serves the autism community as president and director of the board for The Autism Hero Project, a nonprofit that is intentional about creating a world of inclusion for autistic children and that purchases medical insurance for children on the autism spectrum so they can gain access therapies that will help them reach their full potential. LUIS P. NIETO President Nieto Advisory LLC Nieto Advisory works primarily with small and mid-cap consumer food companies. He retired in 2009 as president of ConAgra Foods' $8 billion consumer foods business. He is currently a director of Ryder Systems Inc. and Fresh & Ready Foods. He serves on the boards of St. Ignatius College Prep, the Chicago Archdiocesan Schools, and the Chicago Community Trust. Nieto was the founding chairman of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School's board of trustees. JUAN A. OCHOA President & CEO Miramar International Group Miramar is a facilities management and administrative support services firm. Its current and former clients include the Department of Defense, Homeland Security Department, Army Corps of Engineers, and several fortune 500 firms. Ochoa was previously CEO for the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, which owns and operates McCormick Place, North America's largest convention center, the 800- room Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel, and historic Navy Pier. He presently serves on the board of the MPEA that he ran as CEO. CELENA ROLDAN CEO American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Roldán oversees all operations for the fourth-largest region of the American Red Cross, including disaster response, health and safety training, community preparedness, and support for military service members, veterans and their families. She was also executive director of Erie Neighborhood House. Roldán holds a master's degree in early childhood administration from National Louis University, and master's and bachelor's degrees in social work from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She serves on the board of the McCormick Foundation. JUAN SALGADO Chancellor City Colleges of Chicago Salgado has devoted his career to improving education and upward mobility in systematically marginalized communities. As Chancellor of City Colleges–Chicago's community college system–he has focused on removing barriers to college and better supporting the colleges' 70,000 students. Recently, he was elected to serve on the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur's Board of Directors. Chancellor Salgado has been nationally recognized for his work. In 2015 he received MacArthur Fellow, one of the most prestigious innovation prizes in the United States. IVAN SOLIS Owner Solis Construction Inc. A carpenter by training, Solis began his construction company 25 years ago with his father. He presently is chairman of the board of directors at the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, which supports companies in construction, architecture, engineering and associated services. Solis also chairs the board of directors of the Illinois International Port District Authority in Chicago. Because of its location and connections to other transport services, Chicago is one of the most important inland seaports in the country. He is board president of the Hispanic American Construction Industry of Illinois. DALILA TORRES Real Estate Broker @properties In addition to her real estate business, Torres is an entrepreneur with a focus on fundraising and project management for her clients. For more than a decade, she provided consulting services and direct hire services in health management for the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Daniels Healthcare, Seasons Hospice, Life watch Inc. and others. She is Executive Board Member for The Puerto Rican Agenda Policy & Public Affairs Committee, Illinois Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC), and the Latino Covid-19 "Illinois Unidos Initiative." READ MORE AT NEGOCIOSNOW.COM

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