Events

Speaker Biographies

 AUGUST 5

RESOURCES
Why the Education Economy is the next big thing for the American Workforce by Brandon Busteed
American Latinos, Economic Realities and Educational Opportunity by ETS
America’s Engine of Economic Growth Hinges on
Latino Educational Success by
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

NATIONAL SUMMIT OPENING
Frank Herrera Jr. NAA Inc. Chair of the Board; Founder, The Herrera Law Firm
The Honorable Henry Cisneros NAA Co-Founder; Executive Chairman, CityView
Ana Maria Fernandez Haar NAA Institute Chair of the Board; Managing
Partner, Victoriana, LLC
Sebastien De La Cruz El Charro de Oro
The Honorable James H. Shelton, lll, Deputy Secretary U.S. Department
of Education
Joaquin Zijuatanejo, Nationally Awarded Poet

INNOVATION IN PROMOTING ACHIEVMENT IN K-12: GETTING TO THE FINISH LINE
Marcos A. Davis, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Educational
Excellence For Hispanic
Elisa Villanueva Beard, Co-CEO, Teach for America
Dr. Dana T. Bedden, Superintendent, Richmond Public Schools
The Honorable Pete Gallego, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Raul Mateo Magdaleno, NAA Young Leader Member; Chief Education
Consultant, IDQ Group, Inc.

HIGHER EDUCATION: ACESS & EQUITY I  PREPARING AMERICA'S WORKFORCE TO MEET NEW GLOBAL INDUSTRY DEMAND
Dr. Ana "Cha" Guzman, Ph.D., President Emerita, Palo Alto College
Dr. Antonio Flores, Ph.D., President & CEO, Hispanic Association of Colleges
& Universities (HACU)
Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, Ph.D., President, The University of Texas at Brownsville
Marvin Martinez, President, East Los Angeles College
Dr. Ricardo Romo, Ph.D., President, The University of Texas at San Antonio

RESOURCES
Ensuring America‘s Future by Improving Latino Higher Educational Outcomes by Excelencia in Education

Hispanic Higher Education and Our Economic Future by The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

INVESTING IN EDUCATION & FUNDING OUR FUTURE
Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational
Excellence For Hispanics
The Honorable Diego M. Bernal, City Councilman, City of San Antonio
Dr. Maria "Cuca" Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., President & CEO, Intercultural
Development Research Association (IDRA)
Tina Gridiron Smith, Senior Strategy Officer, Lumina Foundation
Aleta Stampley, Director, Texas Instruments
Victor Maruri, NAA Institute Board Member & Co-Founder, HCP & Company

NATIONAL SUMMIT OPENING RECEPTION
The Honorable Leticia Van de Putte, Texas State Senator; Candidate,
Lieutenant Governor of Texas 
Frank Herrera Jr., NAA Inc Chair of the Board; Founder, The Herrera Law Firm
Jose H. Villareal, Chairman of the Board, The Cisneros Center for New Americans; Consultant, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
Ana Maria Fernandez Haar, NAA Institute Chair of the Board; Managing
Partner, Victoriana, LLC

AUGUST 6

DAY TWO OPENING
Ramiro Cavazos, President & CEO, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce (SAHCC)
Frank Herrera Jr., NAA Inc Chair of the Board; Founder, The Herrera Law Firm
Dina Siegel Vann, Director, Latino and Latin American Institute, American
Jewish Committee (AJC)
Ana-Maria Fernandez Haar, NAA Institute Chair of the Board; Managing
Partner, Victoriana, LLC

THE AMERICAN LATINO VOTE
Teresa Rodriguez, Co-Anchor, Aqui y Ahora, Univision Comunications, Inc.
Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research, Pew Research Center
Dr. Sylvia Manzano, Ph.D., Principal, Latino Decisions
Dr. Steve Murdock, Ph. D., Director, Hobby Center for the Study of Texas,
Department of Sociology & Allyn and Gladys Cline Chair in Sociology, Rice University
Thomas A. Saenz, President & General Counsel, Mexican American Legal
Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) 
Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected Officials
(NALEO)

RESOURCES
Political Leadership and Latino Vote
By NALEO Educational Fund

The U.S. Hispanic Audience by Univision

REFORMING IMMIGRATION & HARNESSING OUR POWER
The Honorable Roel C. Campos, NAA Inc & NAA Institute Board Member; Partner Locke Lord LLP
Alfonso Aguilar, Executive Director; Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles
Dr. Juan Hernandez, Co-Founder, Hispanic Leadership Alliance & Hispanic
Republicans of Texas
Tamar Jacoby, President & CEO, ImmigrationWorks USA
Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director, United We Dream (UWD)
Randel Johnson, Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum

RESOURCES 
Latinos and the Economics of Immigration by American Immigration Council


GREETINGS FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO
Estuardo Rodriguez, Executive Director, Friends of the National Museum of the
American Latino


HEALTHCARE: IMPACT ON WORKFORCE AND THE U.S. ECONOMY
Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D., Director, UCLA School of Medicine
Dr. Joseph Mario Molina, M.D., NAA Founding Board Member;
Dr. Elena V. Rios, M.D. M. S.P. H., President & Ceo, National Hispanic Medical Association; President, National Hispanic Health Foundation

JOURNEYS OF ENTRPRENEURIAL SUCCESS & CONTIBUTION IN
FORGING A STRONGER AMERICA
The Honorable Henry Cisneros, NAA Co-Founder; Executive Chairman, CityView
Linda Alvarado, President & CEO, Alvarado Construction, Inc.
Maria Boyazny, Founder and CEO, MB Global Partners, LLC
Dorene C. Dominguez, NAA Founding Member; Chairwoman of the Board,
Vanir Group of Companies
Marcos Ronquillo, NAA Mamber; Partner, Beirne Maynard & Parsons LLP
Kneeland Youngblood, Founding Partner, Pharos Capital Group


NATIONAL SUMMIT CLOSING
Ana Maria Fernandez Haar, NAA Institute Chair of the Board; Managing
Partner, Victoriana, LLC
The Honorable Alberto Baco Bague, Secretary of Economic Development & Commerce,
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Maria del Pilar Avila, Chief Executive Officer, New America Alliance
Frank Herrera Jr., NAA Inc Chair of the Board; Founder, The Herrera Law Firm

 

 

 

 

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