Jose Zepeda was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. His parents immigrated to the US when he was 4 years old for a better opportunity.
Jose attended Orange Coast College where he learned Computer Science, Marketing and completed a Digital Media Arts program.
Argelia León is a public relations professional with one of the state’s leading public affair firms in Sacramento. Ms. León has expertise in educating audiences about complex policy issues and garnering support and engagement through grassroots activation programs. Ms. León has conducted bilingual outreach on issue campaigns and led media relations programs tailored to minority outlets including Univision and Telefutura.
Learn, Think. Create. Grow.
Eddie's personal life and my professional career has been shaped and enriched by a constant influx of “change”. Upon reflecting on his 15 years of work experience, we recognize a common pattern, which can be summarized by the sequence “Learn. Think. Create. Grow”.
Luis Vasquez-Ajmac , is described by the Washington Post as one of the real MADMEN of advertising world. In real life, Luis is the chief of brand development for corporate and government clients. Dividing his time between California and Washington, D.C., Luis is an author, filmmaker, public speaker and multicultural branding expert. Using primary and secondary research, Luis will deliver relevant consumer insight and act as a bridge between innovative strategic thinking and creative solutions. Luis is also skilled at seeking out opportunities to deepen client relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
Octavio Duran is an associate attorney at Rapoport Law Offices. His practice is dedicated exclusively to representing victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death cases including lawsuits arising out of airplane crashes, semi truck and motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, work injury and construction accidents and product liability.
Richard Coronado is a Financial Analyst, Strategist and Philanthropist. Coronado has been dedicated to the advancement of Latinos in business for many years; during his career he has worked on developing and managing programs to assist underserved small businesses. Coronado’s accomplishments have been carried out in a variety of different industries including: government, education, real estate, non-profit, sports & entertainment, and technology.
Fernando Peña joined Cash America in 2004 as the Director of Government Relations, where he is responsible for the coordination of Cash America’s lobbying efforts at the local and state levels in the West Region which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Washington. He has extensive experience in understanding and successfully navigating through the complexities of the legislative process.
Alejandro Lozano graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Liberal Arts at California State University, Long Beach.
His areas of focus are operations management and business economics. Alejandro is the president of the Associated Business Students Organization Council (ABSOC).
Ms. Maria Moran is a native from Santa Monica, California, but grew up in Guatemala until she was 18 years of age.
Maria returned to the USA at that time and now resides in Orange County with her 12 year old son, Andrew. She is a graduate from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business & Management.
Margarita's prior experience as a Contract Underwriter has given her the knowledge needed to make recommendations on bonds as well as the contacts needed for referrals on performance and payment bonds. Margarita and her colleagues interface with Minority Business Enterprises/Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE) firms to promote, encourage and provide as much growth opportunity to the qualified subcontracting communities as possible.