In December 1998, he sold his company Vincam Group to Automatic Data Processing (ADP) for a reported $295 million. Then in March of this year, he became chief executive of ADP. The NYSE-listed company is currently the second largest professional employer organization in the country. Mr. Saladrigas is former vice-chairman of the Institute of the Accreditation of Professional Employer Organizations and a former president of the National Professional Employer Organizations.
Roger Salazar Deputy Press Secretary Gore 2000, Washington, DC
The son of migrant farm workers, he quickly rose from the position of White House intern to become assistant press secretary for the president. In March he joined the presidential committee formed by Vice-President Al Gore, and he is currently the only official spokesman for the campaign. He will field reporters' questions and develop media strategies in Mr. Gore's bid to win the presidency in November 2000.
Maria Elena Salinas Anchorwoman Univision and Radio Unica, Miami, FL
She co-anchors Univision's nightly newscast "Noticiero Univision," the most watched Spanish-language news program in the United States. She has covered the last four presidential elections for the network. Ms. Salinas also hosts "Saber es Poder," an anti-dropout campaign broadcast nationwide by Radio Unica. The series of editorials addresses the school dropout problem among U.S. Hispanics and educates parents and students on its causes and cures.
Eduardo Sanchez Co-Writer and Co-Director The Blair Witch Project, Lake Buena Vista, FL
The success of this independent filmmaker's first release stunned Hollywood studio executives. Made for a reported $35,000, the film is expected to gross $150 million at the box office. The promotional Blair Witch Web site has drawn more than a million hits per month. Mr. Sanchez and his Blair Witch cohorts have signed a two-year development deal with 20th Century Fox TV.
Loretta Sanchez Congresswoman, 46th District, Garden Grove, CA
One of the Democratic Party's top fund-raisers, she was elected this year as co-chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. In her new position, she will work to head off Republican attempts to court Hispanic voters. On the local level, Ms. Sanchez flies from Washington, D.C., to her Orange County district every weekend, all the while maintaining a 97 percent voting record. In last November's election, she won decisively over nemesis and former Congressman Robert Dornan.
John Phillip Santos Program Officer in the Media, Arts, and Culture Program Ford Foundation, New York, NY
A former filmmaker, producer, journalist, and TV writer who has twice been nominated for an Emmy award, Mr. Santos focuses on issues of media, religion, and identity at the philanthropic organization. He serves on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Excellence in Education for Hispanic Americans. Mr. Santos was the first Mexican-American to receive a Rhodes Scholarship. His family memoir, Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, will be published by Viking/Penguin this year.
Rolando Santos President CNN en Espaņol, Atlanta, GA
He oversees daily operations and editorial content of the 24-hour cable news channel. Mr. Santos is one of only nine executives in charge of the CNN News Group worldwide at Turner Broadcasting. Before joining CNN in 1993 as an executive producer, Mr. Santos worked as executive producer for network news at the Telemundo Network.
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