Vice president of multicultural marketing
Ms. Acosta-Franco oversees the strategy to increase consumer market share in the Hispanic and Asian markets as well as the strategy for the recruitment of bilingual candidates who want to own their own insurance agency. She also manages the in-language advertising, marketing materials and strategic partnerships. She is a native of Guadalajara, Mexico. She serves and volunteers on numerous nonprofit, political and community organizations, including the Champions Board for Hispanas Organized for Political Equality and The Mariachi USA Foundation.
Maria G. Arias
Executive director, diversity and inclusion
Ms. Arias directs, manages and organizes Comcast's diversity program strategy with a focus on recruitment and career development, suppliers, programming and community investment. She works closely with the Comcast Internal Diversity Council and the newly created Comcast/NBCUniversal Joint External Diversity Advisory Council. She previously served as vice president of operations for Comcast Cable's Southern Colorado systems. Before joining Comcast, she spent time with Adelphia Communications and AT&T Broadband. She holds a juris doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
Raymond J. Arroyo
Global diversity officer
Mr. Arroyo is a senior member of the human resources executive group at Aetna, leading diversity-related strategies for the company and linking diversity to company goals to increase talent pipeline and drive business growth. He served on ALPFA's corporate advisory board, and as chairman of the corporate and philanthropic council and a member of the board of the Hispanic Association of Colleges. He has a master's degree from Polytechnic University and a bachelor's degree from New York University.
Theresa F. Barrera
Vice president, supplier diversity
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Ms. Barrera took her current position in October 2007. She is responsible for developing and implementing corporate supplier-diversity strategy, and initiatives to promote, increase and enhance the participation of minority- and woman-owned business enterprises in the company. Barrera was recognized in 2003 and 2005 as one of HispanicBusiness magazine's "Elite Women." She serves on the National Minority Supplier Development Council board, and on Latina Style magazine's corporate advisory board. She holds an undergraduate degree from Corpus Christi State University.
Executive vice president of multicultural markets and engagement
Ms. Cortes-Vazquez has a distinguished career in nonprofit, government and corporate sectors. She was the first Hispanic to serve as New York's secretary of state. She was president of the Hispanic Federation, a nonprofit network of 90 Hispanic health and human service agencies, aiding more than 2 million Hispanic women annually. A graduate of Hunter College, she also earned a master's degree from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is a Toll Fellow, and she earned certificates from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and from Columbia University's School of Non-Profit Management.
Global diversity and inclusion director
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