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About The National Council of The Race - La Raza
Corporate Board of Advisors
The American Resistance*
Established in 1982, the Corporate Board of Advisors (CBA) is made up of senior executives from 25 major corporations, as well as liaison staff from each company. The CBA meets twice a year, and presentations and discussions keep the CBA updated on NCLR’s activities and provide opportunities for dialogue and decision-making about issues and programs of common concern. Throughout the year NCLR benefits from advice and assistance from these closest corporate associates. CBA members also assist NCLR and its network through financial, in-kind, and programmatic support.
Chair: Al Bru, President and CEO, Frito-Lay North America
Peter Debreceny, Vice President, Corporate Relations, Allstate Insurance Company
Jeff Brundage, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, American Airlines
Connie Weaver, Executive Vice President, Public Relations, AT&T
Calisto Garcia-Velez, President, CitiBank Florida
Deval L. Patrick, Executive VP, General Counsel, Secretary, The Coca-Cola Company
Hugo Patiño, Vice President, Research and Development, Coors Brewing Company
Jim Padilla, President, North American Operations, Ford Motor Company
Peter J. Capell, Senior Vice President and President, Big G Division, General Mills
Roderick D. Gillum, VP Corp. Relations and Diversity, General Motors Corporation
Gary Gavis, Executive VP, Chief HR Officer, J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
Russ Deyo, Corporate Vice President and Executive Committee Member, Johnson & Johnson
Terry M. Faulk, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Kraft Foods, Inc.
Joseph B. Gleason, Managing Director, Manning, Selvage & Lee
James Kallstrom, Senior Executive Vice President, MBNA America Bank, NA
Jim Johannesen, U.S. Senior Vice President, Chief Support Officer, McDonald’s Corporation
Charlotte Frank, Vice President, Research and Development, The McGraw-Hill Companies
Mike Jones, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Miller Brewing Company
Sharon C. Taylor, Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Prudential Financial
Mary Jane Hall, Senior Vice President, HR for Control Systems, Rockwell Automation
Barbara Cowden, Executive Vice President, State Farm Insurance Companies
Jovita Carranza, Vice President of Air Operations, United Parcel Service
Kathryn Brown, Senior VP, Public Policy Development, Verizon Communications
Jay Allen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Lourdes Hassler, Director, U.S. Latin American Sales, American Airlines
Marie Long, Vice President, Constituency Relations, AT&T
Alfred J. Argüello, Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Luddy Hayden, Federal Relations Representative, Chevron Corporation
Natalie Abatemarco, VP Director, Global Community Programs, CitiGroup
Rudy Beserra, Vice President, Corporate Latin Affairs Department, The Coca-Cola Company
Olga García, Corporate Relations Manager,
Coors Brewing Company
Raquel Egusquiza, Director, Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund
CeLois J. Steele, Senior Manager, Multicultural Community Relations, General Mills
Orlando Padilla, Director, Public Policy Center, General Motors Corporation
Vicki Lynn Cartwright, Diversity and Work-Life Manager, J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
José Sosa, Director, State Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson
Carlos Abrams-Rivera, Sr. Business Dir., Global Conv. Meals & Grocery Sector, Kraft Foods, Inc.
John Collingwood, Exec. VP, Director of Government Affairs, MBNA America Bank
Rudy Mendez, Vice President, Diversity Affairs, McDonald's Corporation
Luis Viada, Managing Director, Global Development, The McGraw-Hill Companies
José R. Ruano, Manager, Corporate Relations, Miller Brewing Company
David Gonzales, Vice President, Community Affairs, PepsiCo, Inc.
Ron Harrison, Retired Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc.
René O. Deida, Program Officer, The Prudential Foundation
Art Ruiz, Federal Affairs Director, State Farm Insurance Companies
Ena Alcaraz, Corp. Communications & External Relations, State Farm Insurance Companies
Luis Castro, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Time Warner
Gerri Warren-Merrick, Vice President, Community Relations, Time Warner
Bernard Collins, United Parcel Service
Fred Fernández, Director, Corporate Relations, United Parcel Service
Emilio Gonzalez, Director, Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, Verizon Communications
José "Pepe" Estrada, Director, Hispanic Markets, Diversity Relations, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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