SHPE - Spring 2012 - (Page 4)
FROM THE CEO
NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Serafin Fernandez ❚ Harris & Associates Vice President Barry Cordero ❚ Medtronic Secretary Adriana Ocampo ❚ The Boeing Company Treasurer Michael E. Gutierrez ❚ Lockheed Martin Aeronautics National Undergraduate Representative Jay Flores ❚ University of Wisconsin-Madison Vice National Undergraduate Representative Germán Castillo ❚ University of Arizona National Graduate Representative Peter D. Rios ❚ Northwestern University
This is an exciting time for Latinos in the United States. Latinas represent 60 percent of Latinos in higher education, and we're making tremendous strides in various technical fields. Take Dr. Ellen Ochoa, who is leading innovation at NASA, or our own Diana Gomez, our SHPE Foundation Chairwoman, who was recently promoted to Deputy District Director of Operations, becoming the highest-ranking Latina engineer at Caltrans. I am also proud to be a female chief executive officer heading the largest Hispanic STEM organization in the nation. During the 2011 SHPE Conference, we expanded on our Latina Luncheon by introducing the Latinas in STEM track. Beyond creating more robust opportunities to be inspired and learn from Latina role models, the track was designed to support Latinas in their pursuit of career opportunities in the STEM fields. The idea was for Latinas to come together and support each other toward achieving educational and professional development goals. The speed networking session and the “Collaborating to Build a Smarter Planet” seminar allowed participants to meet and converse with phenomenal Latina engineers, biologists and STEM professionals. I want to thank IBM Corporation and Intel Corporation for their vision and support. More than 800 Latinas attending the conference participated in these exciting programs. Through our SHPE Foundation and exciting programs like Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), we also engage young Latinas and encourage them to choose careers related to science and technology. From middle school through university and well into their career development, Hispanics benefit from the doors SHPE opens to help them advance in their academic and professional endeavors. SHPE continues to be a solution to the growing STEM crisis by supporting Hispanic STEM professionals and investing in America’s future. I am dedicated to our mission of empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to make an impact on the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. I ask for your continued support so that together, we can realize our vision of changing lives. Pilar Montoya, CEO Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Region I Vice President Jennifer Argüello ❚ Mozilla Corporation Region II Vice President Ricardo Carlos ❚ IBM Corporation Region III Vice President David Sequeira ❚ Chevron Corporation Region IV Vice President David Solis ❚ Citigroup Region V Vice President Karen M. Siles ❚ IBM Corporation Region VI Vice President Claudia Marin Goggin ❚ Lexmark International Region VII Vice President Natalie Sabin ❚ Power Systems Mfg.
Chief Executive Officer Pilar Montoya ❚ Pilar.Montoya@shpe.org Marketing & Membership Director Rosalie Ornelas-Erlandson ❚ RosalieOE@shpe.org Finance & Administration Director Carlyn Hemminger ❚ Carlyn.Hemminger@shpe.org SHPE Foundation Director Stephanie A. Herrera ❚ StephanieH@shpe.org National Meetings & Events Manager Beatriz Garcia ❚ Beatriz.Garcia@shpe.org National Meetings & Events Liaison Specialist Ben Luna ❚ Ben.Luna@shpe.org IT Manager Frank Barragan ❚ Frank.Barragan@shpe.org External Relations/Sponsorship Manager Mariechelle Bonifacio ❚ Mariechelle.Bonifacio@shpe.org External Relations Liaison Sasha Camacho ❚ Sasha.Camacho@shpe.org Corporate Partner Liaison Carlos Villar ❚ Carlos.Villar@shpe.org Membership Coordinator Belem Majalca ❚ Belem.Majalca@shpe.org National Office Coordinator Violeta Lopez ❚ Violeta.Lopez@shpe.org External Relations Coordinator Clara Vera ❚ Clara.Vera@shpe.org National Meetings & Events Coordinator Elicia Magaña ❚ Elicia.Magana@shpe.org Financial Analyst Tomas Dizon ❚ Tomas.Dizon@shpe.org IT Intern Andrew Smith ❚ Andrew.Smith@shpe.org
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