Our Vision

To be the preeminent association of U.S. Latino corporate directors and a trusted source for U.S. corporations and search firms seeking Latino board talent.

Our Mission

To support and develop Latino Corporate Directors and accelerate the growth potential of U.S. companies by supporting their efforts to increase the number and influence of qualified Latinos on their corporate boards.

Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow

Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow

LCDA Vice Chair

Director: CareFirst, Inc. (Formerly)

Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow is President and CEO of The Oliver Group, Inc., a DC-based public relations and consulting firm. She brings 40 years of experience to clients working on strategic solutions. She formerly operated an award-winning communications firm with federal clients, such as the US Department of Transportation, US Department of Agriculture, National Institutes of Health and US Environmental Protection Agency, among others, developing and directing bilingual outreach campaigns.

Elizabeth is Vice Chair of the board of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA), a membership association focused on enhancing America’s economic competitiveness by increasing the number and influence of Latinos on corporate boards.  She is co-chair of the 2017 LCDA Board Leaders convening sponsored by Time Warner, featuring Jeff Bewkes, in New York on November 1-3, 2017. She co-chaired the successful Inaugural LCDA convening sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprises in Silicon Valley in 2016.

In 2004, Elizabeth was the first Latina elected to the Board of $7.2 billion BlueCross health insurer, CareFirst, Inc. (CFI). She served as Chair of the Service and Quality Oversight Committee, and was a member of the Executive, Governance and Nominating, Mission Oversight, and Strategic Planning Committees. She also served on the CFI affiliate board, Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc. for nine years. She was appointed to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Advisory Council and to the National Women’s Business Council in 1993,1996,1998, and 2003.

Elizabeth is Chair of the HR and Compensation Committee of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, is regional co-chair of the New America Alliance (NAA) Latina Caucus and was recently elected to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation board.

She was Chair of the National Education Association Foundation and US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; is a member of the International Women’s Forum and Leadership Washington.

All About US

Who we are

Founded in 2012, we are an organization comprised of Hispanic corporate directors. After uncovering disparities in Hispanic representation in the corporate world, we united with the common goal of increasing Hispanic participation in boardrooms across the United States.

What we do

We established the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA) to promote a culture of inclusion for Hispanics is America. By collaborating with U.S. companies, we can create new opportunities and make corporate boards more representative of today’s America.

How we do it

To accomplish our goal, we host corporate director education seminars, networking events, speakers, and panels, as well as research Hispanic representation, and share our corporate director database with corporate boards and search firms.

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