Jerry M. Fuentes
AT&T Arizona/New Mexico
Mr. Fuentes leads all legislative, regulatory and external affairs activities in the two states. He also is involved with new technology deployment and infrastructure investment, and represents AT&T in civic and community organizations. He has worked for AT&T for 30 years and has progressed through a series of positions. He serves on the SER National Board of Directors and the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Business Council, among other organizations.
Elisa D. Garcia C.
Executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary
Ms. Garcia C. has been an attorney for more than 20 years and has been in this role at Office Depot since July 2007. Prior to joining the company, she served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Domino's Pizza Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich. Earlier in her career, she served as Latin American regional counsel for Philip Morris International and corporate counsel for GAF Corp. Ms. Garcia is a graduate of the St. John's University School of Law in New York.
Senior vice president, public affairs and government relations
The Nielsen Company
Ms. Gil works extensively with news media, elected officials, community leaders and Nielsen businesses. She also manages Nielsen's national Hispanic/ Latino Strategic Community Outreach and the company's California government and community affairs programs. Prior to joining Nielsen, she served as a senior member of Antonio Villaraigosa's Los Angeles mayoral campaign, and as a press secretary for the speaker of the California Assembly.
Mr. Gutierrez is an entrepreneur and innovator in financial services serving unbanked and lower-income people. His company has made more than 35,000 loans and employs more than 120 people at 25 locations in California and Texas. He serves on the boards of the Latino Community Foundation, the Property and Environment Research Center and Core Innovation Capital. He has invested in more than 15 startups. He received an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in economics from Yale University.
Senior vice president of human resources
Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
Mr. Gutierrez oversees human resources staff and strategy supporting the Turner entertainment and animation, young adult and youth media networks and businesses. Earlier in his career, he was vice president of human resources at Disney/ABC Media Networks Group. He serves on the corporate board of advisors for the National Council of La Raza.
Frank R. Jimenez
Vice president and general counsel
Mr. Jimenez joined ITT in 2009 and oversees the legal and corporate secretarial functions for the $11 billion, high-technology engineering and manufacturing company. He previously served under Presidents Bush and Obama as the general counsel of the Navy. In this position, he was one of seven Senate-confirmed Pentagon civilians of four-star equivalent rank overseeing the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. He received his law degree from Yale Law School and earned MBAs from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and from the U.S. Naval War College.
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