2023 National Latino Leaders To Be Honored at the 8th Annual National Latino Leadership Conference

Jul 14, 2023 3:30 PM ET

UNITED STATES, July 14, 2023 /3BL/ - The Council for Latino Workplace Equity (CLWE), an initiative under the National Diversity Council, will host the Eighth Annual National Latino Leadership Conference virtually via Whova on Tuesday, Sept. 19th and Wednesday, Sept. 20th, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CT. This year’s theme is "Escalando y Superando (Rising and Overcoming): The Stories of Our Leaders.”

The 2023 National Latino Leaders list highlights individuals who have achieved success in their careers while paving the way for other Latinos to advance in the corporate arena. These individuals contribute to creating and promoting a culture where Latino talent is supported and leveraged for organizational success. They demonstrate leadership excellence and high visibility in the Latino community and maintain a record of professional accomplishments.

“We must recognize and honor our National Latino Leaders for rising in leadership and overcoming various obstacles in their workplaces and communities,” said Anika Rahman, CEO of the National Diversity Council. “The honorees represent the diversity and strength of the Latino culture and are exemplary individuals paving the way for the Latino community at large.”

2023 National Latino Leaders Award

Marco Martinez 
Director, Vendor Risk Management 
CenterPoint Energy

Omar Guzman 
Emergency Medicine Physician 

Julio Cruz 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Specialist 
Saint Joseph Health System

James Sanchez 
Director of Business Development & Senior Commercial Lender 
WeStreet Federal Credit Union

Gilbert Alonzo 
Vice President, Performance Excellence and Reporting 

Jesús Trivino 
Senior Director, Industry Relations & Global Latin 

Pedro Turushina 
Vice President 
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando

Mark Delp 
Branch Manager 
Impact Wealth Management

Jesse Gutierrez 
Founder & CEO 
Hymn Consulting LLC

Dr. Armando Orduna 
Executive Director 
Latinos For Education-Texas

Rudy Garza 
CPS Energy 

Dr. Yerko Sepulveda 
Director of Community Engagement and Belonging 
Porter-Gaud School

Brigitta Toruño 
CEO and Founder 
UNO Translations and Communications, LLC

Christy Pacini 
Vice President, Global Human Resources 
SBA Communications 

Niki Tapia 
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer 
City of Chandler | City Manager's Office

Melissa Mendez 
Director of Early Childhood Programs 
Wheeler Health 

Keila Lopez 
Associate Professor, Pediatrics Director, Transition Medicine, 
Division of Pediatric Cardiology 
Texas Children's Hospital

Ellen Flores 
Senior Operations Manager 
One Call

Sineria Ordóñez 
Vice-President, External Affairs Market Manager and 
National Hispanic Business Development Manager 
Comerica Bank 

Cristina Lopez 
Senior Vice President - Human Resources 

Yazmin Castellano 
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD-USF) 
Consultant & DEI Program Coordinator

Lori Castillo Martinez 
Executive Vice President and Chief Equality Officer 

Suzanne Ruiz 
Vice President and Editor in Chief 
The Weather Channel en Español

Camila Casale 
Chief Marketing Officer 

Martha Pretelt 
SVP, COO Business Management & Strategic Initiatives 

Registration for The 8th Annual Latino Leadership Conference is currently open and can be purchased starting at $249 for non-partners and $299 for partners at www.clwe.org. For more information about this event please contact: Emily Pfister at emily.pfister@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

About The National Diversity Council

A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. More information about the National Diversity Council is available at: www.nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

About the Council for Latino Equity Council 

The Council for Latino Workplace Equity is a resource and platform to foster workplace equity for Latino talent. It highlights the pertinent issues concerning Latinos in the workplace in order to advance equal opportunities and incite change within organizations. For information about the CLWE is available at www.clwe.org.

Media Contact 

Kamaria Monmouth 
Sr. Communications Specialist 
National Diversity Council