Jorge A. Bermudez
Chief Risk Officer, Global Risk and Compliance Operations
•Currently: Mr. Bermudez enters his 33rd year with Citigroup in a new role as chief risk officer. He served the past three years as CEO and president of Citigroup's commercial business group in North America and Citibank Texas. Mr. Bermudez joined Citigroup in 1975, working in Citibank's national banking group in New York and Houston before being promoted to vice-president. Focusing on Latin America, he served as corporate bank head in Venezuela, president of Citibank Argentina, head of the South America division, and CEO of Citibank Latin America.
Gilbert F. Casellas
VP of Corporate Responsibility
•Currently: With his 2007 appointment to head their Corporate Responsibility division, Dell entrusted Mr. Casellas with responsibility for making the corporation a world leader in social and environmental responsibility and ensuring diversity among Dell's employees, customers, and partners. Mr. Casellas spearheads the company's global engagements with diversity-related organizations and socially responsible investment groups. Before joining Dell, Mr. Casellas served as chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1994 to 1997. He was also general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Air Force and co-chair of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board.
Rick J. Echevarria
VP of Software and Solutions Group, General Manager of Enterprise Solution Sales
•Company: Intel Corporation
•Currently: At Enterprise Solution Sales, a global professional services organization, Mr. Echevarria helps businesses capitalize on the full value of Intel architecture. Before stepping into his position, he spent two years as director of product marketing for Intel's Communication Products Group and as director of Internet marketing for the Enterprise Server Group. Prior to joining Intel in 1994, Mr. Echevarria was a software developer for IBM Corporation in Austin, Texas. He holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an MS degree in Computer Systems Management from Union College.
John A. Garcia
SVP of Product Management & Development
•Company: Sprint Nextel Corporation
•Currently: Leading Sprint Nextel's efforts to bring useful, innovative products to market, Mr. Garcia's responsibilities include product strategy, conceptualization, and rollout, as well as vendor management, product performance, and life-cycle management. Before his current position, Mr. Garcia was president of Sprint's breakthrough joint venture with four media giants. The venture offered consumers information, entertainment, and voice on a single wireless device. Prior to joining Sprint in 1995, Mr. Garcia was regional president for GTE Mobilnet, where he led the company in a variety of performance metrics. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of management positions within AT&T's Consumer Products Group.
Alfred J. Griffin, Jr.
Texas Instruments Fellow and Co-chair Quality Technical Council
•Company: Texas Instruments
•Currently: An engineer by training, Mr. Griffin works in the Worldwide Semiconductor Quality division of Texas Instruments (TI) and in the Quality and Reliability Infrastructure group. He also co-chairs the Quality Technical Council. During 1996-2006, he worked in the TI's Silicon Technology Development, where his innovations earned an estimated $500 million in profits. Before joining TI, Mr. Griffin worked for IBM as a reliability engineer during 1986-1991, and during 1994-1996, he assisted in the creation of the NanoIndenter™ lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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