Seix Investment Advisors
Ms. Seix established her investment company in 1992 and today the firm manages billions of dollars in fixed-income assets for blue-chip clients that include corporations, endowments, foundations, public funds, and medical centers. Ms. Seix has been on the board of directors of Freddie Mac, one of the nation's largest investors in residential mortgages, since it was established in 1990.
Frances A. Sevilla-Sacasa
President, Latin America and Europe
Citigroup Private Bank
Ms. Sevilla-Sacasa was named to lead the private banking unit for Citigroup's European region in March 2003, expanding her international responsibilities beyond Latin America and making Ms. Sevilla-Sacasa one of the highest-ranking Hispanic women in Citigroup. Ms. Sevilla-Sacasa previously ran Deutsche Bank's Latin American private banking division and Bankers Trust International's private banking unit.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Thornton oversees financial operations for the grocery chain and is a member of the company's executive council. Ms. Thornton has held executive positions in finance and administration, retail operations, and corporate planning, was group vice president of retail operations with Kroger Co., and held the positions of group vice president, finance and administration with Ralph's Grocery Co.
Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer
Affiliated Computer Services Inc.
As chief people officer, Ms. Villarreal oversees Affiliated Computer Services Inc.'s human resources department. Previously, Ms. Villarreal served as president of the Human Resources Group Inc., as vice president of human resources for Transamerica Real Estate Information Cos. in San Francisco and Dallas, and held various positions with First Data Resources.
PS Energy Group Inc.
Ms. Whisenhunt started PS Energy Group in 1985, growing it into a national supplier of energy products and related management services to businesses, industry and government. Ms. Whisenhunt has served as the Southeastern Region chairperson to the Federal Regulatory Fairness Board and has been recognized with honors including Small Business Person of the Year from the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Hispanic Business Magazine's research team analyzed hundreds of nominations from readers, Web site visitors, contributing editors and writers, magazine staff and nominees themselves. Researchers also analyzed corporate and biographical data of the highest-ranking entrepreneurial women and women at leading corporations, many of them ranked high on the HB500 and Fortune 500. Final selection was performed by a panel of editors using a standardized set of criteria including company size, professional responsibilities, position, and involvement in promoting the advancement or favorable perception of the Hispanic community.