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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 (2021)

Joe Mella, Chair
Vice President
Finance Division 
Goldman Sachs
Jorge Caballero, Vice Chair
Senior Partner - Retired

Deloitte Tax LLP
Anne L. Alonzo
Senior Vice President and
Chief Sustainability Officer
Corteva Agriscience
Marcus Cole
Future Housing Leaders Program
Fannie Mae

Kayla Garcia
Director of Community Affairs
Molson Coors Beverage

LaQuenta Jacobs
Chief Diversity Officer
XPO Logistics, Inc.

Laura Marquez
Global Lead
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

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

Laura S. Nieto
Director of Community Outreach
Southwest Airlines

David Ortiz
Diversity & Inclusion Strategist
Disability Inclusion Program Manager

Raul Villarreal
Area Manager
General Motors

Peter Villegas

Luke Visconti
Founder and Chairman