Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Working out of the San Francisco office of an international law firm with more than 700 attorneys, Mr. Hernandez specializes in insurance regulatory and reinsurance matters. Before entering private practice, Mr. Hernandez was deputy commissioner and chief of enforcement at the California Department of Insurance and was a San Francisco deputy city attorney. Mr. Hernandez is on the board of directors of the Latino Community Foundation and co-authored eBusiness and Insurance: A Guide to Transacting Insurance and Other Business on the Internet in 2001.
EVP of Operations for Olive Garden
Ms. Insignares oversees all 575 Olive Garden restaurants in North America. Ms. Insignares has been recognized for her record-breaking guest count growth as well as for her role in establishing the supplier diversity initiative. In 2006, she received the Emerging Leader Award from the Women's Foodservice Form, a leadership-developing organization. Previously, Ms. Insignares was senior vice-president of Olive Garden's Dallas division and worked with Burger King before that.
President & CEO
An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Lopez is president and CEO of ConEdison Solutions, the energy services subsidiary of Consolidated Edison. Previously, he was vice-president of sales and the senior vice-president of retail commodity and energy services where he led the development of ConEdison's energy services and retail commodity divisions. Before ConEdison, he worked as the director of sales for Chevron Energy Solutions in San Francisco and also held management positions at PSE&G, a gas and electric service utility.
Linda A. Madrid
Managing Director, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Carr America Realty Corp.
In 1998, Ms. Madrid was brought on board to build a legal department for one of the nation's leading real estate investment trust firms. Prior to joining the REIT, she headed the legal division of Riggs National Bank, where she told the general counsel that she wanted 25 percent of her performance evaluation to be based on whether she increased the use of women and minority lawyers. The mother of five is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and got her start practicing law in several Washington, D.C. law firms.
First Vice President of Investments
Ms. Matta was recently named as one of Research magazine's top five advisors, earning her a place in its 2005 Financial Advisor Hall of Fame. The New York resident heads a team responsible for managing more than $210 million in assets. Ms. Matta, who joined the brokerage firm in 1980, helps manage money for individuals to small corporations and nonprofit groups, is in the top 1 percent of money managers at Merrill Lynch, and sits on the firm's diversity advisory board. She's also a member of the board of Catholic Charities of New York.
Patricia Menendez Cambo
Chair, International Practice Group
Ms. Menendez Cambo chairs Greenberg Traurig's international division, overseeing multi-billion dollar business transactions throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. This year, the National Law Journal named her one of its "100 Most Influential Lawyers". In 2000, Ms. Menendez Cambo took a two-year leave of absence to work for Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica S.A. as its U.S. legal counsel. A first generation Cuban-American, she graduated from college at 19 and had earned a degree from the University of Pennsylvania at 22.
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