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Corporate and Philanthropic Council

“Considering that a core principle of the founding and mission of HACU is to foster partnerships between member institutions and business and industry, a Corporate and Philanthropic Council of 30 members is established as an ongoing Advisory Group.” (HACU Bylaws, Article IV)

According to the HACU Corporate and Philanthropic Council Guidelines (August 25, 1999), the purpose of the Council is: “To provide advice and assistance to HACU’s President, development division and public affairs office so that the association’s mission, programs, events and strategic plans are supported, advanced and realized. Specifically, council members will:

  1. Provide and facilitate financial support and/or develop revenue generation capability to strengthen and diversify HACU’s financial position;
  2. Actively coordinate the creation and sustainment of enduring partnerships between HACU and corporations, businesses, foundations, Hispanic employee associations, influential business leaders and philanthropists, and
  3. Provide advice and counsel, both as a group and individually, to HACU’s President and senior staff to enhance HACU’s public image and credibility with the business and philanthropic community and other leaders at local and national levels."

Current Members (2014-15)

Rudy M. Beserra
Vice President - Latin Affairs
The Coca-Cola Company


Craig S. Heldman
President
Hobsons U.S.

Mary T. Bayazid
Diversity & Integrated Talent Management
MillerCoors

Joseph T. Mella,*Vice Chair
Controllers-Chief of Staff
Goldman Sachs

Florentino (Tito) Colon
Senior Director,
Head Multicultural Market
Community Relations & Urban Marketing
Aetna

Michael Nettles
Senior Vice President,
Policy Evaluation and Research
Educational Testing Service

Carlos Figueroa
Director, College Relations
Travelers Insurance

Christine Ortega
Manager of Community Affairs & Grassroots
Southwest Airlines

Jim Fjelstul
Senior Vice President
Sodexo

 

Janet Padilla
Chief Operating Officer
Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL)
Ford

Jerry Gattegno,*Chair
Senior Partner
Deloitte Tax LLP

 

Dominic Rotondi
Executive Director
Nelnet


Alma L. Guajardo-Crossley
Director - Diversity Initiatives
General Motors

 

Luke Visconti
Chief Executive Officer
DiversityInc Media, LLC


Roger Guzman
Senior Manager of Hispanic Markets
Wal-Mart