Edit ModuleShow Tags

Orgullos De ALPFA 2017



 

ALPFA’s purpose is connecting Latino leaders for impact, similar to the name of this outstanding magazine, Latino Leaders Magazine.

 

These ALPFA champions, these “Orgullos de ALPFA,” have been connecting individuals and organizations with and through ALPFA for years, and in some cases, for decades. These loyal leaders, a baker’s dozen, selflessly and consistently give back to help change lives; sometimes one person at a time, and other times in large groups for greater impact. They help our members by getting them internships, jobs, or giving them advice, serving as mentors, coaches, and friends. They exemplify the core of what ALPFA aspires to be every day. They are the epitome of an effective and proud ALPFA leader, and we’re very orgullosos of them and we’re thrilled to recognize them today.


 

GABRIELA FRANCO PARCELLA

CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MELLON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CORPORATION

Gabriela Franco Parcella is the chairman, president, and chief executive officer at Mellon Capital. She provides strategic leadership to the executive team and across all areas of the firm. Gabriela has been a key contributor to Mellon Capital’s growth in multi-asset and beta strategies, international expansion, and the extension of its institutional strategies through strategic sub-advised relationships. Gabriela chairs the Mellon Capital Board of Directors, Executive Planning Group, and Senior Management Group, and is a member of the BNY Mellon Senior Leadership Team. She is the founder of the San Francisco region Women’s Initiative Network (WIN). She serves on the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors, chairs the Board of Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco, and formerly served on the Board of San Francisco Meals on Wheels. She is also a life member of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America).

 

“I’m a life member of ALPFA and it’s an honor to be part of such an accomplished group of Latino business leaders. ALPFA has connected me to so many inspiring people in the industry.”

 

 

LYNNETTE PEREZ-SANTOS, MBA

LEAD BUSINESS ANALYST, INDEPENDENCE BLUE CROSS

Lynnette works for Independence Blue Cross, in the corporate office in Philadelphia, PA as Lead Business Analyst. Lynnette also holds a role with the ARG at IBC as Board Member to Latino con Propositos and a member of the Women of Independence. In previous roles, Lynnette has served as Chair of Latino ERG for ING served as an ambassador for ING, ARAMARK and currently for Independence Blue Cross. An ALPFA member since 2007 and served on the Philadelphia Chapter as Membership Director, VP and President and currently on the Corporate Advisory Board. She is also part of the amazing team on the Women of ALPFA Strategic Development Team as Director of Corporate Development.

 

“ALPFA experience is motivating and inspirational with amazing leaders that continue to pave the way to achievements and success.”

 

 

PEDRO (PETE) RODRIGUEZ

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND GLOBAL HEAD OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES FOR ASSET SERVICING, BNY MELLON

Pete Rodriguez is a BNY Mellon Managing Director and Global Head of Strategic Initiatives for Asset Servicing where he is responsible for identifying and executing on transformational activities in support of the business strategy. Prior to this, Pete held the roles of Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Asset Servicing. Pete is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Diversity & Inclusion Council. Pete sits on the Senior Leadership Council of ALPFA NYC and on the board of Junior Achievement of Central Florida. Pete has been recognized as a 2015 Council of Urban Professionals Catalyst for Change, 2016 ALPFA Executive of the Year and 2017 Empower Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executives.

 

“ALPFA has encouraged me to stop talking about empowering Latino leaders and actually doing something about it. Over the last seven years, I have doubled-down on raising up Latino leaders and mentoring future leaders.”

 

 

YVONNE GARCIA

SVP, GLOBAL HEAD OF CLIENT SOLUTIONS AND PMO, STATE STREET, ALPFA NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

Yvonne Garcia is an SVP and Global Head of Client Solutions and PMO at State Street Corporation. She also serves as the Chairwoman for the largest Latino Professional Organization in the country, ALPFA and as the Chair of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for Boston. She is the co-founding Chair of Milagros para Niños at Children’s Hospital in Boston, which has raised more than $8.2 million in funds for Hispanic children who can’t afford medical care. Yvonne was selected as the Top 5 Latina Executive in the Country by Latina Style Magazine for 2012 and just this year, Yvonne was featured in Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in the United States.

 

“As a member of ALPFA for 15 years, having served as a chapter president for many years, and now as Chair of the Board of Directors, ALPFA is an integral part of my career and personal story. Having obtained countless opportunities through ALPFA, I feel it is incumbent upon me to give back by serving ALPFA and ensuring others in the ALPFAFamilia benefit similarly. To that end, what I affectionately call my “other job” is focused on working daily and directly with ALPFA leadership -- at the Board, chapter, and staff level -- to create even greater content, programs, events, and opportunities, as well as keeping our big picture strategy fresh and innovative. As a Latina and working mother, I am also particularly proud of my work with our Women of ALPFA initiative, now in its 15th year of empowering Latinas.”

 

 

JOHN RAMIREZ

DEAN OF OPERATIONS, SCHOOL OF ADVANCED STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

John Ramirez is a retired US Army Command Sergeant Major with over 27 years of military service and is currently the Dean of Operations for University of Phoenix’ School of Advanced Studies. John earned his MBA from Arizona State University and a MS/AJS with a concentration in Global and Homeland Security from University of Phoenix. John is a member of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board of the Phoenix Chapter of ALPFA. He is also the recipient of ALPFA’s 2016 Veteran of the Year award.

 

“I view my work in ALPFA as part of the collective catalyst that helps develop our Nation’s future Latino leaders”

 

 

JOE MELLA

CHIEF OF STAFF, FINANCE AND RISK DIVISIONS, GOLDMAN SACHS

He has responsibility for the CFO function as well as general divisional administration. Joe also has oversight of the division’s global human resource functions and general management for the division’s project office that supports its business continuity planning, office space initiatives, vendor management programs, information security and compliance issues, among other areas. In addition to his professional career, Joe is on the Corporate Advisory Board for ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America) where he is a past chairman and also is a Lifetime member. He is the national chairman of the Advisory Board to HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities), as well as on the Executive Advisory Board for the Accounting & Taxation department of St. John’s University. Joe is also Board member to the USHCC (United States Chamber of Commerce).

 

“I have been part of and working with ALPFA for almost 20 years; but I wouldn’t really call it work – it’s now part of who I am”.

 

 

ALAIN MONROY

COMMERCIAL BANKER, JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.

Born in Cuba and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Alain earned his undergraduate degree from UNLV and currently pursuing his MBA at ASU. Alain joined JPMorgan Chase in 2016 as part of the Military Officer Executive Development Program in Phoenix, AZ before joining the Commercial Bank. Prior to JPMC, Alain served as an Army Captain stationed in various locations including Fort Bragg, NC, Schofield Barracks, HI and a combat deployment to Afghanistan. Alain serves as the President of ALPFA Phoenix and was recognized as one of Phoenix’s 40 Under 40 in 2016 and ALPFA Veteran of the Year in 2017.

 

“Becoming the ALPFA Phoenix Chapter President after transitioning from active duty military provided an opportunity to continue serving my community and my country.”

 

 

JOSUEL PLASENCIA

CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER, PROJECT 99

22 years old, featured in NBC, ABC, PBS, C-SPAN and the Wall St. Journal, Josuel is a first-generation graduate of the Babson College Class of 2017. At Babson he co-founded Project 99, a startup helping companies engage their millennials through workforce development programs and events. Project 99’s current clients include SAP, Humano and MICDS. They have executed leadership programs for millennials in the United States, Chile, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Josuel sits as a board member of the ALPFA National Board of Directors since 2016, where he leads all student focused strategic initiatives at the board level. Josuel has worked with Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management, Accenture Consulting, the KPMG United Nations Desk, EY and BNY Mellon.

 

“ALPFA changed my life. It helped me finish high school, get through college and launch myself post-college. ALPFA Mentors were front and center in guiding and helping me follow my dreams and aspirations, from interning at Goldman and Accenture, to then proceeding to launch my own social venture.”

 

 

ROSE AREVALO

DIRECTOR, ON STRATEGY/ PRESIDENT, ILS

Rose Arevalo is an accomplished leader with extensive expertise in business-to-business sales, entrepreneurship and consulting. Rose owns Industrial Listing Services, is Director at ON STRATEGY, and recently led market expansion in Latin America at Active Storage. Rose received an MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, and Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University, Fullerton. A team builder, and bilingual in Spanish, Rose’s community roles include President ALPFA Orange County chapter, and Pepperdine Alumni Council board member. Rose’s mantra: “Family and friends are blessings…Appreciate life with all your senses”

 

“I engage ALPFA OC, corporate sponsors and community partners to make a positive impact in our community, from addressing the soft skills gap among students to networking with professionals, and challenging everyone to be present and be the best they can be.”

 

 

JAVIER SUAREZ

VP, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS, GREATER PHILADELPHIA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Javier Suarez is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. From 2001 to 2011, Suárez served as CEO of the Hispanic Yellow Pages with publications in Philadelphia and New Jersey. In 2011 he sold the company to a local media firm. From 1987 until 1996, Javier Suárez worked in the radio industry serving in multiple roles from programming to sales at radio stations like WXTU 92.5 FM (country music), WWDB 96.5 FM (talk radio) and WTEL 860am (spanish). In 2014, Suarez received the Minority Business Leader Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal and received the 2014 Brillante Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s. Suarez was named one of Philadelphia’s “Most Influential Latinos” in 2007 and 2010 by Philadelphia’s Multicultural Affairs Congress and Impacto Newspaper. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from La Salle University.

 

“My ALPFAmilia is probably the closest reflection I know of the talent, the diversity and the power of what America can expect from young professionals in America.”

 

 

ARACELY GODINEZ, CPA

REGIONAL DIRECTOR, BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES PRESIDENT, ALPFA SEATTLE

Aracely Godinez is responsible for providing analysis on the financial aspects associated with an

airline’s operations and developing persuasive presentations that promote Boeing’s products. She previously held roles in accounting and corporate audit teams. Aracely joined Boeing with over 12 years of experience in various finance and project management roles. She holds a CPA license in Illinois and Washington State. She has an MBA from the UW Foster School of Business, and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois. Aracely dedicates her free time to enjoying the outdoors and volunteering as board president of the ALPFA Seattle Chapter.

 

“Leadership comes with responsibility. ALPFA provides a platform to not only serve our community but also help others thrive.”

 

 

HECTOR PEREZ

PARTNER, NEW YORK LIFE PRESIDENT, ALPFA ORLANDO

Hector Perez is a Partner & Registered Principal at New York Life. In his role, he leads a business unit focused primarily on Transnational Planning for foreign investors, Advanced Pension Planning for entrepreneurs, and Charitable Gift Planning for non-profits. In the community, Hector serves as President of ALPFA Orlando and South Region Director for ALPFA Corporate. In this dual role, he leads the local Orlando chapter as well as supports the south region’s other 9 chapters. He is also a Board Member of the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida, a Young Executive member at The Citrus Club – the Orlando affiliate of the ClubCorp Group - and a Local Business Affiliate of Major League Soccer’s Orlando City Soccer Club. In 2012, he was recognized as one of Central Florida’s 25 Most Influential Hispanics by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando.

 

“Being a chapter leader and ALPFA Lifetime Member allows me to instill leadership development traits in up-and-coming professionals from my local community and across the nation, for years to come.”

 

 

ILEANA MUSA

MANAGING DIRECTOR, MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT CHAIR, ALPFA CORPORATE ADVISORY BOARD

Ileana Musa is a financial services executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Most recently she was the Global Client Segment and Strategy executive for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. She is the chair of the Corporate Advisory Board of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and leads, Women of ALPFA, a strategic initiative focused on advancing Latinas. In 2016 Musa was awarded the 2015 Top 10 Corporate Executives of the Year by Latina Style magazine. She was recently recognized in Fortune magazine as one of ALPFA’s Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in corporate America. Follow Ileana on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as @ileanamusa3

 

“My ALPFAmilia is probably the closest reflection I know of the talent, the diversity and the power of what America can expect from young professionals in America.”

 

 


Latino Leaders wants to congratulate these leaders. Your commitment and leadership are motivating and inspiring. Thank you for continuously working to empower those around you.

 

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Upcoming Events

November 2017

Today

  • Sun
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
29 30 31 01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 01 02
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags