With vast executive experience in the long-term healthcare service field, Mr. Diaz joined Kindred Healthcare as president in 2002 and added the CEO title in 2004. Prior to becoming a part of Kindred, he worked as executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Mariner Health as well as CEO, chief financial officer, and general counsel of Allegis Health Services. Mr. Diaz's experience also extends to Capella Senior Living LLC, a start-up long-term healthcare service provider, as chairman and CEO.
Jose W. Fernandez
Global Co-Chair of the Latin American Practice
Latham & Watkins
A partner in his firm's New York office and global co-chair of its Latin America practice, Mr. Fernandez handles Latin American acquisitions for corporations and private equity firms and represents banks and restructruings in a variety of industries. Mr. Fernandez has chaired the American Bar Association's Inter-American Law Committee and the Committee on Inter-American Affairs of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Chambers Global, a law guide, named him in its "World's Leading Lawyers" list.
Chairman and CEO
The Bravo Group
Mr. Gonzalez's expertise in communications led him this July to taking on dual responsibilities as CEO of both Y&R Latin America and The Bravo Group, both arms of advertising powerhouse Young & Rubicam. Starting in 1982 with Y&R Puerto Rico, Mr. Gonzalez's leadership led Y&R Latin America to be the second-largest network in the region and among the top creative agencies in Latin America. Before his current position, he was chairman and CEO of Y&R Madrid and held senior management roles in Asia.
Ervin A. Gonzalez
Colson Hicks Eidson
As a specialist in civil trial and business litigation law, Mr. Gonzalez has succeeded in winning 23 million-dollar verdicts, with many of his verdicts ranking among the top in the country. Accolades for Mr. Gonzalez's work have come from The Daily Business Review, which named him its 2005 Most Effective Lawyer Award for civil litigation, as well as Lawyers Weekly USA which placed him in its 2005 list of top 11 lawyers in the nation. Mr. Gonzalez is also a governor of the Florida Bar and an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the University of Miami School of Law.
Christina Guerola Sarchio
At Howrey LLP, a global law firm, Ms. Guerola Sarchio works as a litigation partner where she represents Fortune 500 clients in criminal and civil commercial and antitrust matters. The former assistant D.A. in New York and adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School is also president of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia and campaigns for fair immigration reform and diversity in corporate America. Under her leadership, the association received the 2006 Hispanic National Bar Association Affiliate Organization of the Year award.
Supplier Diversity Director
As Microsoft's supplier diversity director, Mr. Hernandez directs supplier diversity efforts for the company. His experience with supplier diversity extends to his previous job at AT&T where he was the executive director of supplier diversity and was part of the team that led AT&T to over $1 billion in spending with diverse firms. Before Microsoft, he was senior vice-president of multicultural and diversity strategy for Washington Mutual in Seattle.
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