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Corporate Vice President

Cargill, Incorporated
PO Box 5724
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Perception, Education

Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement in PR - 2015 ( )
PR Week Hall of Fame 2015 ( )
PRSA Foundation Paladin Award 2016 ( )
1st Pioneer Award 2015 - Hispanic Public Relations Association ( )
Plank Center - Milestones in Mentoring Award 2013 ( )

Have served as the chief communications officer of major US companies for 20 years (only the 2nd Hispanic to serve as the CCO of a Fortune 500 company when US West CEO Sol Trujillo slected me as his CCO in 1996). Was the youngest (at 23) and only the 2nd Latino to serve as a press secretary to a United States Senator. Have served on many boards through the years focused on economic development, global food security,and education.

Former Treasurer - Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Lifetime Member and Board Member - National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
Advisory Council - Latino Donor Collaborative

Help to see Latinos viewed as part of the American mainstream and contributors to society that provide the organizations they work with a competitive advantage.

Joining in common cause to help more Latinos in Minnesota succeed and thereby help Minnesota better utilize the skills and talents of all of its people.

Family, community and making a difference in the world.