As CEO of the Denver-based commercial general contracting firm, Ms. Alvarado handles multimillion-dollar construction projects, which have included the Colorado Convention Center, Invesco Field at Mile High and parts of Denver International Airport. Ms. Alvarado is on the boards of Pitney Bowes, Lennox International, 3M, The Pepsi Bottling Group and Qwest Inc., and is co-owner of the Colorado Rockies. In October 2003, Ms. Alvarado was among a dozen women inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.
Vice President of UPS Air Operations
Ms. Carranza was named vice president of UPS Air Operations in Louisville, Kentucky, in April 2003. Ms. Carranza, the highest-ranking Hispanic female executive at the company, oversees UPS' 4 million-square-foot Worldport global air hub and 16,000 employees. Ms. Carranza began working at UPS in 1976 in Los Angeles and has served the company in a variety of roles from human resources manager in Texas to district manager of Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Most recently she was president of the UPS Americas Region.
Casiano Communications Inc.
Ms. Casiano's San Juan-based Casiano Communications' titles include Caribbean Business, a weekly business newspaper; IMAGEN, Puerto Rico's leading lifestyle magazine for women; and Buena Vida, a lifestyle magazine for affluent Hispanics. In addition to Caribbean markets, the publications circulate in the U.S. and other international markets. In December 2003, Ms. Casiano became the first Hispanic female to be named to the board of directors of Ford Motor Co.
Superior Design International
Ms. Castillo is the sole owner of Superior Design International, which she founded in 1992 and has grown to include locations worldwide. As president and chief executive officer, she is responsible for coordination of the full-service staffing company's operations, global advertising and marketing programs, proposal strategies and preparation, and evaluation of new markets.
Nilda M. de Boyrie
Senior Vice President/Manager, International Financial Advisory Division
Wachovia Corp. Inc.
Ms. de Boyrie is the senior vice president and manager of Wachovia Corp.'s International Financial Advisory Division, which offers highly specialized financial, retirement and trust planning to non-resident immigrants. Ms. De Boyrie joined the company in 1985, and today oversees a department that coordinates more than 12,000 relationships with $2.7 billion in assets under management.