Lavonne Luquis CEO Latino.com San Francisco, CA Mrs. Luquis is one of the most influential Hispanic leaders in the new media industry and was honored with the 2000 Catalyst Award by the National Association of Minority Media Executives. She was also selected Hispanic Business Woman of the year by the National Hispanic Business Group in New York. She heads the general-interest Web site, Latino.com, formerly known as LatinoLink. Mrs. Luquis also has served as a board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Patricia A. Madrid Attorney General New Mexico Ms. Madrid is the first woman and first Hispanic elected to the office of the Attorney General in New Mexico. She was honored with the 1999 Trailblazer Award by the New Mexico Commission. She represents the state in all matters in which the state has an interest and issues opinions on questions of law submitted by officials. Before being elected, Ms. Madrid was in private practice, focusing on commercial litigation.
Eluid Martinez Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation Department of the Interior Washington, DC The first Hispanic to serve as commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, Mr. Martinez came to his job after four years as New Mexico’s state engineer. He overseas dams and water resources for much of the western United States. For four of the last five years, the bureau has qualified as the outstanding organization for small and disadvantaged businesses in the Interior Department.
J. Leonard (Lenny) Martinez Vice-President, Manufacturing Systems Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Mr. Martinez manages a $150 million program that makes high-tech components for the nation’s nuclear weapon stockpile. Recently, he has worked in the application of commercial manufacturing methods to the defense industries, as well as leading an initiative to commercialize Defense Department technologies. He serves on the advisory boards for the Arizona State University College of Engineering, the University of Texas at El Paso Center for International Manufacturing, and the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference.
Jennifer Martinez Tribunal Assistant United Nations International Criminal Tribunal Hague, The Netherlands The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia brings war criminals to justice. Ms. Martinez works for Patricia Wald, a former judge in the District of Columbia, who serves as the U.S. judge on the panel. Ms. Martinez’s yearlong assignment follows a clerkship at the High Court of the United Kingdom (Britain). She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Carlos Mazzorin Vice-President, Global Purchasing & South America Ford Motor Co. Dearborn, MI Mr. Mazzorin supervises 1,600 employees who each year buy more than $83 billion worth of vehicle components, materials, and services from around the world. He also heads up Ford South America, which operates nine assembly plants with 8,000 employees in Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela. Mr. Mazzorin works at developing and implementing Ford's minority suppliers program. He chairs the Michigan Minority Business Development Council.
Tony Medrano Founder & President DoDots Inc. Sunnyvale, CA “Dots” are free-floating Web sites that enable Internet users to perform multiple things online while simultaneously working in other desktop applications. Mr. Medrano created dots, then developed them into a proprietary way of branding, packaging, and distributing content and applications over the Internet. His company, DoDots Inc., provides the first major option to Web users looking for different ways to access the Internet.
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