Mr. Baez graduated cum laude from the University of La Verne, California, in 1994. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Vice-President, UPS Air Operations
United Parcel Service
Jovita Carranza was named vice-president of UPS air operations in Louisville, Kentucky, in April 2003. Carranza, the highest-ranking Hispanic female executive at UPS, will oversee the 4-million-square-foot Worldport global air hub, along with 16,000 of the 23,000 UPS jobs in Louisville. She previously had been president of the UPS Americas region since June 2000. In Louisville, she manages the ground operations that support the UPS Airline. Carranza, 53, began working at UPS in 1976 in Los Angeles. She has served the company in a variety of roles, ranging from human resources manager in Texas to district manager of Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
Chief Economist, Banc One Investment Advisors
Banc One Corporation
Dr. Anthony Chan is the chief economist for Banc One Investment Advisors. He serves on the Banc One Investment Advisors' investment policy committee that sets the investment agenda for approximately $175 billion of assets under management. He is a member of the prestigious Blue Chip Monthly forecasting panel as well as Business Week's annual macro panel, the National Association of Business Economists' quarter macro panel, and the Forbes, Bridge News, and Bloomberg and Futures News weekly indicator panels.
Dr. Chan has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, The New York Times, Investor's Business Daily, Business Week, and The Bond Buyer. He appears weekly on CNN and CNBC.
Vice-President and Controller
Ryder System Inc.
Art A. Garcia is vice-president and controller of Ryder System Inc., a $5-billion global supply-chain and transportation-management-solutions company headquartered in Miami. In this position, Mr. Garcia is responsible for corporate accounting, internal and external financial reporting, vehicle administration, payroll services, and insurance accounting. Most recently, Mr. Garcia was group director of accounting services responsible for all of the company's internal financial reporting activities, vehicle administration, and payroll services. Mr. Garcia joined Ryder in 1997 as senior manager of corporate accounting before being first promoted to director of corporate accounting and then to group director of accounting services. Prior to joining Ryder, he spent 14 years with the Miami office of the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand LLP as senior manager of business assurance. Mr. Garcia is a Florida-certified accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Florida State University.
Staff VP, Sales & Marketing, Latin America and Caribbean
As staff vice-president of sales and marketing for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. García is responsible for marketing and sales in the 48 cities in 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean where Continental flies, with more than 600 weekly flights. First named to the staff vice-presidential position in June 1998, García was one of the driving forces behind Continental's "Latinization" program, in operation since 1997 at key airports throughout the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. "Latinization" includes bilingual/bicultural customer service representatives, signage and flight information in the airports, as well as on-board services including Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking flight attendants, regional Latin cuisine, and Spanish-language newspapers, magazines, TV programs, and music. From November 1994 to June 1998, García was the airline's director of sales and marketing for Latin America, after having been director of sales and marketing for the Mexican market for a year-and-a-half. He also has held several other sales- and marketing-related positions with Continental. García began his tenure at the company in 1977.
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