List of Hispanic Board Members at Fortune 500 companies
Hispanic Business Media's 2009 Boardroom Elite -- the complete list -- follows.
In a year of major upheaval in the job market and corporate world, the number of Hispanics in America's boardrooms grew slightly, but remains at about 3 percent. Hispanic Business Media each year compiles its "Boardroom Elite," a listing of influential Hispanics who serve as directors of Fortune 500 companies. The 2009 list comprises 80 Hispanics filling 110 board seats. The total is up this year from 2008, when 79 Hispanics, filling 100 boardroom seats, made the list.
Despite the steady growth of the Hispanic population and an increasing number of Hispanic politicians and high-ranking executives, Hispanic representation in corporate boardrooms (an estimated 3 percent) remains poor, according to this year's Boardroom Elite list.
Although the Hispanic population grows steadily larger, both in absolute terms and as a proportion of the American population, Hispanic representation in the boardrooms at the nation's biggest companies is not keeping pace, according to a survey by HispanTelligence.