Ms. Rosales, a native of San Antonio and University of Michigan alumna, has received numerous honors and awards for her service to LULAC, including the American GI Forum Leadership Award, the LULAC Women of the Year Award and the Cesar Chavez March for Justice Award.
She is the founder and director of the National Association of Public Employees, a San Antonio-based union, and previously worked for the Service Employees International Union. She served for 12 years as a national labor representative and field supervisor for the National Association of Government Employees in 1983 before being named regional director in 1995.
Ms. Rosales also serves on the board of the LULAC National Educational Service Centers and is passionate about her work in education.
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
For more than a dozen years since she was appointed by then-President Clinton, Judge Ruiz has heard cases in the highest court of the District of Columbia. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a graduate of Wellesley College and the Georgetown University Law Center, she served in private practice and was a founder of a Washington, D.C.-based law firm until she became corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia in 1991. A mentor to many Hispanic law students, in 2001 she was named Hispanic National Bar Association Judge of the Year.
Maritza S. Ryan
Professor and Head Department of Law
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Col. Ryan was one of the first women to be admitted to an American military academy and rose to become the most senior Hispanic judge advocate in the military even before she was tapped for her new roles in February. The daughter of Spanish and Puerto Rican parents, she graduated from West Point in 1982 and entered the field artillery before receiving her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1988. She first taught at the academy in 1992, shortly after returning from Desert Storm, and has been key in developing the nascent academic department there.
McKenna Long & Aldrige
Named one of Georgia's Super Lawyers for three years running, Mr. Aguilar's professional and service accolades don't end there. Prior to his current position, Mr. Aguilar served as the general counsel, executive vice-president, and corporate secretary of INVESCO -- an independent institutional investment company with more than $380 billion in assets under management in the U.S. and international markets. He received the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund's "Excellence in Leadership" Award in April 2005 and was also named the 2005 Latino Attorney of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association.
VP of Global Sales & Marketing
Mr. Amat has a rich professional history in the healthcare arena and a diverse multicultural business background: trilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese; attended medical school at University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain; and a resume with locations from Miami to Sao Paulo. Mr. Amat joined Kimberly-Clark after the company's acquisition of San Diego-based Safeskin Corporation, and has been making strides since. Under his guidance, the company most recently launched in July a new technology SECURE-FIT designed to protect caregivers from fluid contamination that can result from glove slippage during surgery.
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