Executive VP, electric operations
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Ms. Williams handles all aspects of PG&E's electric distribution, transmission and substation operations, responsible also for smart grid and technology integration, work order fulfillment and project services operations. She most recently served as senior vice president, energy delivery. Williams is on the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter board of directors and is the executive sponsoring officer of the Black Employees Association and the Nu NRG Employee Resource Group, an adviser to the Latino Employee Resource Group. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.
Executive VP, Global Remittance Services
Wells Fargo & Co.
Mr. Ayala manages product development, product management, operations and customer service for Wells Fargo's consumer remittance service activities. He is a founding senior leader for Wells Fargo's Hispanic team member resource group, Amigos, and has represented various lines of business in the Corporate Diversity Council. Mr. Ayala has a bachelor's degree from DePaul University in Chicago and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In 2010, he graduated from the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.
Senior VP, CFO, acquisitions and development
Omni Hotels and Resorts
Mr. Garcia was promoted to his current position in 2007. He spearheads Omni Hotels & Resorts' growth cycle. Prior to his promotion, Garcia served as senior vice president of finance and CFO from 2004 and senior vice president, financial services from 2002. Mr. Garcia joined Omni in 1996. Prior to joining Omni, he worked La Quinta Inns Inc. and KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Garcia graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is a certified public accountant.
Senior VP and chief procurement officer
Ms. Puma joined PepsiCo in November 2010 and she is responsible for the company's strategic supply management's agenda, including ensuring quality along the supply chain; driving innovation within PepsiCo's supplier base to accelerate the transformation of the company's portfolio and advance its environmental sustainability goals; and facilitating the growth of PepsiCo's Global Nutrition Group. Prior joining PepsiCo, Ms. Puma worked for United Airlines, where she served as senior vice president, chief procurement officer since 2007. She holds a bachelor's degree from Illinois Benedictine University.
Senior VP and general counsel
Mr. Apodaca has responsibility for assuring the provision of high-quality, efficient and effective legal services to all areas of the company and for corporate governance matters, ethics and compliance. He joined the company in January 2010. He previously served as university counsel for the University of New Mexico. He also served as independent counsel to the city of Albuquerque and associate counsel to the president in the White House from 1977-81. Mr. Apodaca earned his bachelor's degree at Georgetown University and his J.D. at Harvard Law School. He is a member of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, the American Law Institute and the Albuquerque Bar Association.
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