Board of Directors


NCLR's governing Board of Directors represents the constituency it serves and includes 21 elected members. Bylaws require that the Board include representatives of various geographic regions and nationality groups, that half the Board represent Affiliates or have identifiable constituencies, and that the Board include equal representation of men and women. The NCLR Board Chair is Jorge A. Plasencia, Chairman and CEO of República, Miami, Florida.


  Jorge A. Plasencia
Chairman and CEO
Miami, FL
Vice Chair
  Renata Soto
Executive Director
Conexión Américas
Nashville, TN
  Cid Wilson
Managing Director
U.S. Equity Research
Princeton Securities Group
Leonia, NJ
  Beatriz Olvera-Stotzer
NEWCapital, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
President and CEO
  Janet Murguía
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Washington, DC
At-Large Members
  Fred R. Fernandez
Fred R. Fernandez & Irma R. Rodriguez Foundation, Inc.
Johns Creet, GA
    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
    J. Walter Tejada
Arlington County Board
Arlington, VA



Cesar L. Alvarez
Executive Chairman
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Miami, FL
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
Attorney at Law
Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
Seattle, WA
Victor Leandry
Executive Director
El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc.
Lorain, OH
Ernest Ortega
Rural Housing, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM
Dr. Clara Rodriguez
Departments of Sociology and Anthropology
Fordham University
New York, NY
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
Maria S. Salinas
President and Founder
Salinas Consulting, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
Gary B. Stone
President and CEO
Strategic Thinking One on One
Houston, TX

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