Teresa Diaz Ellenburg
VP, Office of Employment Rights
Ms. Diaz Ellenburg oversees investigations into discrimination, harassment and retaliation within the company. Before joining Sodexo, she worked as a judicial clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and then as an associate in the Washington, D.C., law firm Shaw Pittman. She holds juris doctor and bachelor's degrees from the University of Virginia. She is a member of the Colorado and District of Columbia bars and is a member of the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association and Society of Human Resource Management.
Ernesto de la Fe
Managing Director, Head of Latin America for Private Wealth Management
Mr. de la Fe's responsibilities include business development of ultra high net worth relationships and institutions in Latin America and South Florida. He also oversees the group's operations in New York, Geneva, Switzerland, and Latin America Private Wealth Management offices. Previously, Mr. de la Fé was a managing director of Lehman Brothers Investment Management Division and head of business development for Latin America. He holds an MBA and a master's degree in international management from Thunderbird-Gavin School of Management, and received a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Miami.
EVP of Human Resources
Mr. Figueredo's responsibilities include talent acquisition, training and organizational development, compensation and benefits, diversity, community relations, and corporate communications and branding. Before joining McKesson, he served as senior vice president of human resources at Dow Jones Inc. Before Dow Jones, Mr. Figueredo spent 22 years at Liz Claiborne, his last position as president of its international division. Mr. Figueredo holds a bachelor's degree from Fairfield University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
VP and Corporate General Counsel
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.
Mr. Gallegos joined BNSF in 2003. Previously, he was vice president, legal affairs, for Qwest Communications International. He was a marketing analyst for the former Burlington Northern Railroad, a BNSF predecessor, and for Soo Line Railroad. In 1995, Mr. Gallegos joined US West Inc. in Denver as senior attorney, regulatory, and was later promoted to director, public policy. After the company's merger with Qwest, he became corporate counsel and later vice president, legal affairs, for Qwest. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado, and a juris doctor degree from the University of Minnesota.
SVP and Controller
Ryder System Inc.
Mr. Garcia is responsible for corporate accounting, internal and external financial reporting, vehicle administration, payroll services, and insurance accounting.
Before this appointment, Mr. Garcia served as group director of accounting services, where he was responsible for all of Ryder's internal financial reporting activities, vehicle administration, and payroll services. Before joining Ryder, Mr. Garcia worked for the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand LLP. Mr. Garcia is a Florida Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Florida State University.
SVP, Great Western Zone
State Farm Insurance Cos.
Mr. Gonzales has held numerous jobs at State Farm since he joined the company in 1980. Previous positions include personnel manager in Tempe; vice president-operations at corporate headquarters; and regional vice president in Arizona. He is an alumnus of Southern California Leadership and is a past member of the State Farm General Company Board. A native of Colorado, Mr. Gonzales received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. He earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 1987.
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