Henry G. Cisneros is, and since August
2000 has been, the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of American CityVista, a joint venture with KB Home to build homes
in metropolitan areas. From January 1997 to August 2000, he was President,
Chief Operating Officer and a director of Univision Communications
Inc., a Spanish language television network. From 1993 to 1997, he
served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President
Clinton. He also served as Mayor of the City of San Antonio, Texas
from 1981 to 1989. Mr. Cisneros previously served on the board of
directors of KB Home, and he is currently a member of the boards
of American CityVista, New America Alliance and the San Antonio Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees
of The Enterprise Foundation and an honorary life director of the
National Civic League.
Jack Kemp has been Co-Chairman of FreedomWorks Empower
America, a non-profit grassroots advocacy organization, since July
2004. From January 1993 until July 2004, Mr. Kemp was Co-Director
of Empower America, which merged with Citizens for a Sound Economy
to form FreedomWorks in July 2004. Mr. Kemp served as a member of
Congress for 18 years and as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
from February 1989 until January 1993. In 1996, Mr. Kemp was the
Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States. Mr.
Kemp also serves as a director of Hawk Corporation and IDT Corporation.
Gary Acosta is an accomplished leader and entrepreneur
in the mortgage industry. He is the co-founder and ex-Chairman of
the board for the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
(NAHREP), the nations largest Hispanic real estate trade organization.
He is the Founder and CEO of Prado Mortgage, a mortgage origination
company focused on the Hispanic community.
In 2001, he co-founded
Emerging Market Technologies Applications (EMTA), a housing-related
technology solutions company for Hispanic and other underserved
markets. EMTA developed and operates CounselorMax, which is a web-based
for non-profit housing counselors. CounselorMax has been used to
educate over 80,000 underserved families about the home buying
process and other housing related issues. In 2003, Realtor Magazine
Mr. Acosta as one of the nations 25 most influential people in
real estate. Mr. Acosta is an executive committee member for the
Association of Realtors and is the former chairman of Freddie Mac's
Affordable housing advisory committee. He serves on advisory boards
for Fannie Mae and JP Morgan Chase.
||The Reverend Luis Cortés, Jr. is the president and CEO
of Esperanza USA, the largest Hispanic faith-based community development
corporation in the country. Beginning in Philadelphia with programs
targeted to address the many unmet needs in Philadelphia’s Hispanic
community, The Reverend Cortés has become a leader in building Hispanic
owned institutions nationwide. Today, with a national network of 10,000
Hispanic faith and community based agencies; Esperanza USA is one of the
leading voices for Hispanics in America.
In January 2005, Reverend Cortés was featured as one of Time
magazine’s “25 Most Influential Evangelicals” and was honored to be
asked to speak at the National Prayer Service the morning after the
David Aufhauser is the Global General Counsel for
UBS's Investment Bank and to UBS North America since 2004. Prior
to his tenure at UBS, Mr. Aufhauser was General Counsel of the U.S.
Department of the Treasury. Mr. Aufhauser has been a member of the
Pennsylvania Bar since October 1977 and the District of Columbia
Bar since September 1978. He is a member of the Edward Bennett Williams
Inns of Court.
Between 1977 and January of 2001, he practiced law
with the firm of Williams & Connolly LLP, in Washington, D.C.
He has served on the Steering Committee, Civil Justice Reform Task
Force, as General Counsel for the Republican National Convention
Credentials Committee, as a member of the Legal Advisory Group to
the Republican House Leadership Conference, and as the chief counsel
on the preservation and counting of military ballots in the Florida
election contest of 2000. Mr. Aufhauser is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate
of Wesleyan University. He earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University
and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is married with
Antonia Hernandez has been the President and CEO
of the California Community Foundation since February 2004. Ms. Hernandez
is nationally recognized for her commitment toward the betterment
of underserved communities in Los Angeles and beyond. Previously,
Ms. Hernández was president and general counsel of the Mexican
American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a national
non-profit litigation and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting
the civil rights of the nation's 35 million Latinos through the legal
system, community education, research and policy initiatives.
serves on various commissions, advisory boards, committees and
panels, including the Pacific Council for International Policy. Hernández
earned her B.A. in History at UCLA in 1970 and J.D. at the UCLA School
of Law in 1974.
Moctesuma Esparza is the Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Maya Cinemas North America, Inc. and is well known for
his contributions to the movie industry. He has over 30 years of
experience in the motion picture industry and is considered a leading
producer of Latino-themed entertainment. Mr. Esparza has served as
Founder, President and CEO of several media companies, including
Esparza/Katz Productions, Saints & Sinners Film Development Co.,
and Buenavision Telecommunications, Inc. Mr. Esparza presently serves
as a founder and a member of the Board of the National Latino Media
Council and The National Association of Latino Independent Producers.
He also serves as Chairman and founder of The New America Alliance
and The National Latino Arts Education & Media Institute.
has served as a founder and on the Boards of The Robert Redford
Sundance Institute and The UCLA Chicano Research Center. Mr. Esparza
serves on the Boards of The Motion Picture Health and Welfare Foundation
and the Museum of Latino American Art in Long Beach, California.
He attended UCLA, where he received a bachelor’s degree in
theatre arts-motions pictures, TV (1971) and a M.F.A. in theatre
arts-motion pictures, TV (1973).
Daniel D. Villanueva is Chairman of Bastion Capital
Corporation and the Villanueva Companies. He began his career in
broadcast media as KMEX-TV’s Spanish language News Director,
then he acted as Station Manager and soon thereafter, as Vice President
and as General Manager. He became director of the Spanish International
Corporation covering five television stations in San Antonio, Miami,
Florida, New York and Los Angeles. He moved on to oversee research
and construction of several other television stations, initiated
regular news coverage of Mexico and organized the Telethons that
raised $15 million for Mexico City’s earthquake relief. Mr.
Villanueva is on the Advisory Board to Secretary of Energy and served
on Board of Directors of the Stanford University Graduate School
of Business among many others. He played football with the Los Angeles
Rams and Dallas Cowboys. Villanueva received an Honorary Doctorate
of Laws from New Mexico State University.
||Bruce Karatz is Chairman and CEO of KB Home. He joined
the company in 1972 and was named Chief Executive Officer in 1985
and Chairman in 1993. In 1992, Karatz was inducted into the California
Building Industry Hall of Fame; in 1999, he received the Chevalier
of the Legion of Honor from the French government; in 2000, he was
honored with the Building Industry of Southern California’s
Builder of the Year Award; and, in 2001, he was given the California
Home Building Association Legend Award. He has often been recognized
for his deep commitment to his business and civic communities. He
was past chairman of the California Business Roundtable and the Los
Angeles World Affairs Council and is currently a director of Avery
Dennison, Edison International, and Honeywell International. In addition,
he is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees for RAND Corporation,
vice chair of the Board of Councilors of USC Law Center, and serves
on the Board of Directors for the California Commission for Jobs
and Economic Growth. A graduate of Boston University, Mr. Karatz
earned his law degree from the University of Southern California.
|Ana María Fernandez Haar is the founder and CEO of The
IAC Group, a full-service, multicultural marketing and advertising firm
established in 1978. She is the current Chairman of the World Trade
Center Miami and National Chair of the New America Alliance, an American
Latino Business Initiative. Prior to founding IAC, Ms. Fernandez Haar
served as Vice President of Commercial Lending at Jefferson National
Bank. Before that, she held several executive positions at Flagship
Banks, ranging from Financial Analyst to Assistant Vice President.
Ms. Fernández Haar serves on the board of CAMACOL (Latin Chamber of
Commerce) and the Miami-Dade College Foundation. She also serves in
the Community Advisory Board for the John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida
FTAA. She is past president of the AHAA, the Cuban Woman’s Club and
the Hispanic Heritage Council. A U.S. citizen born in Cuba, Ms.
Fernández Haar is listed in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who
Among Hispanic Americans.