Board of Directors


NCLR is governed by a Board of Directors, which includes 23 elected members who are representative of all geographic regions of the United States and all Hispanic subgroups. 


  Jorge A. Plasencia
Chairman and CEO
Miami, FL
Vice Chair
  Renata Soto
Executive Director
Conexión Américas
Nashville, TN
  Fred R. Fernandez
Fred R. Fernandez & Irma R. Rodriguez Foundation, Inc.
Johns Creek, GA
  Beatriz Olvera-Stotzer
NEWCapital, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
President and CEO
  Janet Murguía
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Washington, DC
At-Large Members
  Catherine Pino
Co-Founder and Principal
D & P Creative Strategies, LLC
Falls Church, VA
    Nilda Ruiz
President and CEO
Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)
Philadelphia, PA
    Maria S. Salinas
President and Founder
Salinas Consulting, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
    J. Walter Tejada
Arlington County Board
Arlington, VA



Luis Avila
Vice President
270 Strategies
Phoenix, AZ
Christine Cannon PhD, RN
Arsht-Cannon Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation
Hockessin, DE
Mary Alice Cisneros
American Sunrise
San Antonio, TX
Russell C. Deyo
Retired General Counsel, Vice President, and Member of Executive Committee
Johnson & Johnson
New Brunswick, NJ
Lorena Gonzalez
Counsel to the Mayor
City of Seattle - Office of the Mayor
Seattle, WA
Sergio M. Gonzalez
Senior Vice President
University Advancement and External Affairs
University of Miami
Miami, FL
Dr. Edwin Meléndez
Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning
Hunter College, CUNY
New York, NY
Ernest Ortega
Rural Housing, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM
Pilar Rocha-Goldberg
President and CEO
El Centro Hispano
Durham, NC
Jose R. Rodriguez
President and CEO
El Concilio
Stockton, CA
Tony Salazar
President of Los Angeles Operations
McCormack Baron Salazar
Los Angeles, CA
Paul M. Saldaña
Saldaña Public Relations
Austin, TX
Juan Salgado
President and CEO
Instituto del Progreso Latino
Chicago, IL
Gary B. Stone
President and CEO
Strategic Thinking One on One
Houston, TX

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