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100 Influentials, 2008: The Complete List

Oct. 2, 2008
100 Influentials, 2008: The Complete List

Presenting Hispanic Business Magazine's 100 Influentials for 2008, including the special spotlight on the 40 influentials from Los Angeles. Click through the hyperlinks to see biographies on these men and women who are changing the nation.

The Los Angeles 40


Ana Andrade, Health Net

Celia C. Ayala, Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Universal Preschool

Dino T. Barajas, Partner in the Corporate Practice Group, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Xavier Becerra, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives

Magdalena Beltran-del Olmo, Vice-President of Communications, The California Wellness Foundation

Enrique Cadenas , Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

Jorge G. Castro, Chief Executive Officer, Lombardia Capital Partners LLC

Gilbert Cedillo , State Senator, California State Senate

Ramon C. Cortines , Senior Deputy Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District

Castulo de la Rocha, CEO, AltaMed Health Services Corporation


Kevin de Leon, Assemblyman, California State Assembly

Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Sebastian Edwards, Professor of International Business Economics,, Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA

Manny Espinoza, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting

Monica Garcia, President, Board of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District

Robert Garcia, Executive Director, Counsel, and Founder, The City Project in Los Angeles.

Carlos G. Gutierrez, University President's Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles

Antonia Hernandez, President and CEO, California Community Foundation

Henry A. Holguin, Partner, Kelly, Lytton & Williams, LLP

Jaime Jarrin, Radio Sports Broadcaster, Los Angeles Dodgers


Margaret Lazo, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, NBC Universal Network and Cable Entertainment

Reynaldo Macías, Acting Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, UCLA

Al Martinez, Author, Scriptwriter, and Columnist, Los Angeles Times

J. Mario Molina, President and CEO, Molina Healthcare Inc.

Gloria Molina, Supervisor, Los Angeles County

Irma R. Munoz, Founder and President, Mujeres de la Tierra

Armando Nunez Jr., President, CBS Paramount International Television

Jenny Oropeza, State Senator, California State Senate

Alex Padilla, State Senator, California State Senate

George L. Pla, President and CEO, Cordoba Corporation


Manny Ramirez, Professional Baseball Player, Los Angeles Dodgers

Ed P. Reyes, Councilman, Los Angeles City Council

Amy Rodriguez, Soccer Player, U.S. Olympic Team

Gloria Romero, Majority Leader, California State Senate

Angelica Salas, Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Hilda L. Solis, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives

Fernando Torres-Gil, Acting Dean, UCLA School of Public Affairs

Fidel A. Vargas, Partner, Centinela Capital Partners

Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Stephen D. Yslas, Corporate Vice President, Secretary and Deputy General Counsel, Northrop Grumman


The Non-Los Angeles Based Influentials


Henry Acosta, Executive Director, National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health

Scott G. Alvarez, General Counsel, The Federal Reserve Board

Elaine Alvarez, Soprano, Opera Singer

Juan Andrade Jr., President and Executive Director, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

Carmelo Anthony, Professional Basketball Player, Denver Nuggets

Clara R. Apodaca, President and CEO, National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation

David Armijo, CEO, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

Dennis Arriola, Senior Vice-President and CFO, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Co.

Juanita Barrena, Professor of Biological Sciences, California State University, Sacramento

Andrea Bazan, Chairwoman, Board of Directors, National Council of La Raza


Gary Bonilla, Senior Vice-President of Creative Strategy, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group

Tonio Burgos, President, Tonio Burgos & Associates

Susan Carbajal, Chief Counsel, 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee

Dr. Robert Casillas, VP & Manager, Biomedical Science and Technology Products, Battelle

Luis Castillo, Professional Football Player, San Diego Chargers

Joe Coto, Assemblyman, California State Assembly

Alvaro G. de Molina, Chief Executive Officer, GMAC Financial Services

Dennis deLeon, President, Latino Commission on AIDS

Angela Diaz, Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Junot Díaz, Author


Manny Diaz, Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, City of Miami

Patricia Diaz Dennis, Chair, National Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of the USA

Jessica Herrera Flanigan, Staff Director & General Counsel, Majority Homeland Security Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

Sergio J. Galvis, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Julio Garcia, Partner and CFO, Parella Weinberg Partners

Ted A. Garcia, Senior Vice-President, Television Content, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Rafael G. Garza, Co-founder, President, and Managing Director, Bravo Equity

Carlos Godoy, Chief Scientist, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division's Weapons Analysis Facility

Antonio Gonzalez, President, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project

Arturo J. González, Chair, Morrison & Foerster Trial Practice Group


Mario Hernandez, President, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

Elmer Huerta, Director, Cancer Preventorium at the Washington Cancer Institute

Arturo L. Jaramillo, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico General Services Department

Cindy Jimenez, Vice-President of Government Relations, Information Technology Association of America

Lilia Larin, President, American Association of Women Dentists

Enrique Lavernia, Dean, College of Engineering; Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, University of California, Davis

Steven Lopez, Athlete, U. S. Taekwondo Olympic Team

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Composer, Performer, Lyricist, and Writer

Peter Navarro, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine

Marlon Quintanilla Paz, Senior Counsel to the Director of Trading and Markets, U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission



Federico Pena, National Co-Chair, Barack Obama Presidential Campaign

Marcela Perez de Alonso, Executive Vice-President, Human Resources, Hewlett-Packard Co.

Mari Carmen Ramirez, Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas,, Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Henry Renteria, Director of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, State of California

Luis Reyes, Region II Administrator, U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Alex Rodriguez, Baseball Player, New York Yankees

David Rodriguez, Executive Vice-President, Global Human Resources, Marriott International Inc.

David Rodriguez, Fashion Designer, New York City

Tony Romo, Football Player, Dallas Cowboys

Alex Sanchez, Senior Vice-President of Community Impact Leadership, United Way of America



Eduardo Sanchez, Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Jose E. Sanchez, Asset Manager, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Carmen Sigler, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, San Jose State University

Ciro Sumaya, Dean of the School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Richard Tapia, Professor, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University

Luis Ubiñas, President, Ford Foundation

Robert Otto Valdez, Executive Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, University of New Mexico

Jesse Villarreal Jr., Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Judith Zaffirini, State Senator, Texas State Senate

Jaime Zapata, Reading Clerk, U. S. House of Representatives



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