Board of Directors

Executive Commitee

Zac Guevara

Zac Guevara
(San Marino, CA)

Zac Guevara is a Charter Financial Analyst who retired in 2009 after serving as an investment analyst, research director, board member, and executive vice president with Capital International Research, Inc. (a Capital Group Company). He joined Capital in 1992 as a participant in “The Associates Program” after graduating from Harvard University with an AB in government. As an investment analyst, his research coverage included the transportation, newspaper, Internet media, education, home building, and defense industries. Mr. Guevara also currently serves on the boards of the California Endowment, Communities in Schools of Los Angeles, KIPP-LA, and Self Help Graphics. In the past, he has served on the board of Para Los Ninos (Past Chair & current Emeritus Board Member), I Have a Dream Foundation - Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Education Research Institute. A resident of San Marino, Mr. Guevara currently focuses his attention on working with non-profit organizations, personal investing and traveling.

1st Vice Chair
Mary Rose Wilcox
Maricopa County
(Phoenix, AZ)

2nd Vice Chair
José R. Rodríguez
State of Texas
(El Paso, TX)

3rd Vice Chair
Theresa Fay-Bustillos
Principal and Co-Founder
IdealPhilanthropy, LLC
(San Francisco, CA)

Secretary / Treasurer, Fiscal Committee Chair
Hector Cuellar
RSM Gassó Capital Markets
(Newport Coast, CA)

Investment Committee Chair
Marcus Allen
Englander, Knabe, & Allen
(Los Angeles , CA)

Program & Planning Committee Chair
Norma Cantú
Professor of Law and Education
University of Texas at Austin
School of Law
(Austin, TX)

Community Education & Leadership Development Committee Chair
William Candelaria
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP
(New York, NY)

Personnel & Nominations Committee Chair
Jose Sanchez
Sidley Austin
(Los Angeles, CA)

MALDEF Property Management Corporation Chair
Frank Herrera
The Law Offices of Frank Herrera
(San Antonio, TX)

Audit Committee Chair
Regina Montoya
SVP, External Relaitons & General Counsel
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
(Dallas, TX)

Fundraising Committee Chair
Fabian Nuñez
Mercury LLC.
(Sacramento, CA)

Governance Committee Chair
Lillian Rodriguez Lopez
Director of Latin Affairs
Coca-Cola Company
(Atlanta, GA)

President & General Counsel
Thomas A. Saenz
(Los Angeles, CA)

General Members

Maria Antonietta Berriozabal
Community Activist
(San Antonio, TX)

Laura Flores Cantrell
Executive Director
Latino Community Fund of Washington
(Seattle, WA)

Gloria Castillo
President & CEO
Chicago United
(Chicago, IL)

Enrique Chavez Jr.
Principal and Founder
Chavez Law Firm
(El Paso, TX)

Martin J. Chavez, Esq.
Ibarra Strategy Group
Former Mayor, Albuquerque, NM
(Washington, D.C.)

Margarita Flores
VP of Community Affairs
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
(St. Louis, MO)

Raul Lomeli-Azoubel
Executive Chariman & Co-Founder
(San Antonio, TX)

Eva Longoria
UnbeliEVAble Productions
(Hollywood, CA)

Lidia Martinez
Manager of Corporate Community Affairs & Grassroots
Southwest Airlines
(San Diego, CA)

Loretta Martinez
General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Metropolitan State University of Denver
(Denver, CO)

James Mejia
Mejia Associates
(Denver, CO)

Gloria Molina
County of Los Angeles
(Los Angeles, CA)

Martín Montes
Assistant General Counsel
Manager, Client Services
Exelon Corporation
(Chicago, IL)

Carlos X. Montoya
Chairman & CEO
AztecAmerica Bank
(Berwyn, IL)

Aracely Muñoz Petrich
Vice-President of Strategic Development
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
(Washington, DC)

Michael A. Olivas
William B. Bates
Distinguished Chair in Law
Director to the Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance
University of Houston Law Center
(Houston, TX)

Miguel Santana
City Administrative Officer
City of Los Angeles
(Los Angeles, CA)

Allan Tanenbaum
(Atlanta, GA)

P. Alex Vasquez
Associate General Counsel Corporate Affairs
Wal-Mart Legal Department
(Bentonville, AR)

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