William H. Hernandez
Mr. Hernandez joined PPG Industries as a controller in 1990, was named vice-president and controller in 1994, and was elected to his current post in 1995. Previously, Mr. Hernandez held group and corporate management posts during 16 years with Borg-Warner Corp., where he was vice-president of finance and planning and chief financial officer of Borg-Warner Automotive when he left for PPG. Earlier, he was associated with Ford Motor Co. Mr. Hernandez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance and Commerce and an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He serves on the board of directors for Fortune 500 Company Eastman Kodak Co.
Senior Vice-President, Business and Product Development
Mercy Jiménez is Fannie Mae's senior vice-president for product and business development. She is responsible for developing, marketing, and implementing Single Family mortgage product and process enhancements as well as new strategic initiatives to better serve borrowers and Fannie Mae lenders. She has held several positions within Fannie Mae, the nation's largest source for residential mortgage funds. Prior to her current appointment, she was the senior vice-president in charge of the Southwest regional operations in Dallas. Previously, Jiménez served as vice-president for senior products in Fannie Mae's Washington, D.C., office where she was responsible for managing the corporation's Reverse Mortgage product line nationally. She also served as vice-president for corporate development where she managed Fannie Mae's strategic planning process, market intelligence, new business development, and the international housing finance service group. Jiménez holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a BA from Northwestern University. She currently serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Atlantic Council.
Corporate VP, Communications and Mobile Solutions Unit
Before recently being named corporate vice-president of the Communications and Mobile Solutions Unit at Microsoft Corp. in September 2003, making her the first Hispanic female to be named a corporate vice-president at Microsoft, Ms. Martinez served as CEO of the software vendor Embrace Networks. Previously, she was a vice-president and general manager at Motorola, where she ran the Internet Connectivity Solutions Division and the Digital Cellular Infrastructure Division. Ms. Martinez also spent 12 years at Bell Laboratories in a variety of management and engineering roles.
Norma Martinez Lozano
President, Diversified Businesses
As president of diversified businesses for SBC Operations Inc., Norma Martinez Lozano is responsible for five distinct business units consisting of approximately 8,000 employees. The five business units that Ms. Lozano is responsible for are comprised of operator services, public communications, messaging, paging, and video services. Her organization expands across SBC's 13-state territory, serving Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, California, Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Connecticut. Ms. Lozano began her career with Southwestern Bell in 1979 as a network engineer in San Antonio. She has held numerous positions throughout SBC's territory. In 1993 Ms. Lozano was the first Hispanic to be appointed an officer of SBC. She served as president and CEO of Southwestern Bell Messaging Services, responsible for voice-messaging services for consumers and small businesses. She also previously served as vice-president of diversity marketing for SBC Operations Inc., responsible for diversity marketing and the corporate call centers. Ms. Lozano is currently a member of the University of Texas College of Natural Sciences Advisory Committee and the Hispanic Association of Communications Employees. Ms. Lozano has also served as a board member of the Salvation Army.
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