National Board of Directors
Dean Aguillen Chairman of the Board
Dean Aguillen, Principal at Ogilvy Government Relations in Washington, D.C., currently provides government relations and political strategy counsel to some of the top corporations in the United States. He previously served as one of Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi’s primary advisors. Aguillen was named one of Hispanic Business magazine’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States in 2007. Frequently cited as a government relations expert in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Roll Call and The Hill, he is a board member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
Olga Llamas Rodriguez Vice Chairwoman
Olga L. Rodriguez serves as Vice President of Public Affairs for the Port of Houston Authority. She is responsible for advancing PHA’s government relations and corporate communication initiatives.
Jorge Herrera Parliamentarian
Jorge Herrera is making a name for himself in the field of law, while carrying out the values and morals instilled in him by his father, Frank Herrera, Jr. In May 2001, Herrera graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and received the Charles M. Rolker Prize for leadership.
Berthy Aguirre-Corral Secretary
Experienced, dedicated, bilingual, and bicultural business consultant committed to helping locally-owned-businesses connect with customers looking for their products or services. Also, committed to helping Hispanic-owned businesses attain breakthrough success through effective utilization of media and digital products and services.
Nicolas Medina Treasurer
Nicolas is a native of Nicaragua who holds bachelor’s degrees in Economics and International Relations from the American University in Washington, D.C., and a Master’s of Business in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
As an IBC senior vice president, Aldrete monitors local and federal policies that directly impact the financial market and international trade. Aldrete has more than 28 years of experience in strategic communications, media relations and political, governmental and public affairs, and he leads advocacy efforts corporate-wide.
Pete Carrillo co-founded Silicon Valley Advisors, a San Jose-based land use consulting firm providing real estate consulting, government relations and strategic land use planning services to advice to many private entities and developers in Arizona and the Bay Area.
Celeste Guerra, J.D.
Dr. Ana Margarita “Cha” Guzmán is the seventh president of Santa Fe Community College. She previously served as president of Palo Alto College, a post she held for more than 10 years. A native of Cuba, she has been in educational administration for more than 30 years and is a leading voice for Hispanic Americans in education.
Steven A. Ramos
Isaac Reyes has more than 15years of experience in government and public affairs. Before joining Target Corporation’s Government Affairs office, Reyes served as Director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Tom Stanton’s executive career has spanned 35 years with American Broadcasting Company subsidiary Word Incorporated, as Baylor University’s Athletic Director, and as President and CEO of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Foundation.
As a Managing Partner and Director of the Action Tank, Kim Syman leads efforts to combine the power of New Profit’s network with organizational learning about how social innovations grow.
Jimmy Tran has professional experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Recently, he worked with Bain & Company, where he helped advise a variety of clients across numerous industries and functional areas.