Julio Gomez CEO Gomez Advisors Inc. Lincoln, MA Mr. Gomez oversees the strategic direction of the company, which provides e-commerce support and measures online customer experience. He is considered an authority in the e-commerce industry, and he has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 50 most important people shaping technology. He has been interviewed for his expertise by NBC, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week and Forbes. Mr. Gomez formerly led the Money & Technology Strategies research team at Forrester Research Inc.
Manuel G. Gonzalez President E-Latin Business Group Culver City, CA Considered an expert on Hispanic Marketing, Mr. Gonzalez was brought on board for his energy, experience, and leadership. He built a reputation for aggressive branding campaigns while working for Miller Genuine Draft, Times Mirror Corp. and La Opinion, one of the nation’s largest Spanish-language newspapers. E-Latin Business is a Latin American Internet incubator on the West Coast. He will direct financial and management resources for Latino-owned Internet start-ups.
Ana M. “Cha” Guzman Senior Adviser, U.S. Secretary of Education U.S. Office of Education Washington, DC Ms. Guzman’s priorities include national efforts to improve reading and math, reduce class size, and promote the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education. She also is chair of President Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. And she serves on the on the advisory boards of the National Research Council Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Resources Center, the Smithsonian Institute, and the National Academy of Sciences.
Christy Haubegger Founder/President/Publisher Latina Magazine New York, NY Ms. Haubegger runs a monthly bilingual lifestyle magazine for Hispanic women, ages 18 to 34, which industry experts say soared in popularity in 1999, judging from more than 600 ad pages sold. Ms. Haubegger created Latina as a joint venture between her company, Alegre Enterprises Inc., and Essence Communications Inc. In February, she was named one of Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch.” Last year, she was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement. At 30, she was the youngest inductee ever.
Jessica Rae Herrera Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Prosecutor U.S. Department of Justice Washington, DC Ms. Herrera is the only minority woman working in the Computer Crime Section at the Department of Justice, which has 20 prosecutors. The 29-year-old lawyer is helping form high-tech policies and legislation, as well as prosecuting serious cyber criminals. She has worked on high-profile cases like this year’s “Love Bug” virus. She also contributed to the report, “Electronic Frontier: The Challenges of Unlawful Conduct on the Internet,” for the President’s Committee on Unlawful Conduct on the Internet.
Maria Hinojosa, Host of Latino USA, National Public Radio Correspondent, CNN New York, NY Ms. Hinojosa reports on many issues, including many that affect Hispanics, for CNN. She also hosts a National Public Radio show, which features news, culture, and politics. She feels she is a role model for young Hispanics. In 1999, she was presented the Ruben Salazar Award from the National Council of La Raza for her journalistic work. She also has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Working Mothers in America by Working Mother magazine.
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