LCDA raises awareness of its mission through programming like our Annual Convening that brings together top Latino corporate directors and those who share our mission to increase Latino representation in the boardroom.LCDA Annual Board Leaders Convening
With about 150 attendees, the LCDA Annual Board Leaders Convening is an invitation-only event for intimate peer learning and networking, that includes LCDA members, CEOs, and Latino board-ready C-level executives. We are also joined by our corporate, private equity, and search firm partners, as well as others that influence board placement. The panels feature leading authorities and focus on timely corporate governance topics and thought leadership to promote board diversity. The convening features the Corporate Visionary Awards Dinner that recognized companies with two or more Latino directors, plus CEO fireside chats, director’s insights, and other quality networking events. The LCDEF BoardReady Institute,
offered the day prior to the convening, is an exclusive program for aspiring Latino C-level executives with specialized sessions focused on preparing and positioning candidates for boardroom excellence.
Fourth Annual 2019 LCDA Board Leaders Convening
We are pleased to announce that the CEO of Bank of America, Brian T. Moynihan
, will host the 4th Annual LCDA Board Leaders Convening, and KPMG
returns as our Presenting Partner. The Convening is planned for October 16 - 18 at the Bank of America Tower located at One Bryant Park, New York City. Launched in October 2016, LCDA’s inaugural convening has quickly become the most prominent gathering of US Latinos at the highest levels of corporate leadership.
LCDA 2019 Board Leaders Convening from Brian Pascale on Vimeo.
Past LCDA Convening Honorees and Speakers2018 Third Annual Convening
HOST Exelon Corporation - Chicago, IL, October 2018
Fireside Chat with Christopher M. Crane, President & CEO, Exelon Corporation (HOST)
Darius E. Adamczyk, Chairman & CEO of Honeywell
Hon. Mike Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer
Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG US
Oscar Munoz, President & CEO of United Airlines
Gabrielle Sulzberger, General Partner, Fontis Partners LP, Immediate-Past Chair of the Board, Whole Foods Market
Bernard Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
Joseph Alvarado, former Chairman & CEO, Commercial Metals Company, Director of Trinseo, Kennametal
Adela Cepeda, Managing Director, PFM Financial Advisors, LLC; Chair of the Board, Mercer Funds; Director of BMO Financial Corp, UBS Funds, and CGCM Funds
Maria Contreras-Sweet, Managing Partner of Rockway Equity Partners, former Administrator of the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Director, Sempra Energy, Regional Management Corp.
John W. Rowe, Lead Director, Northern Trust Corporation, former Chairman & CEO, Exelon Corporation
Darren Rebelez, President, IHOP, former EVP and Chief Operating Officer at 7-Eleven; Director, Torchmark Corporation2017 Second Annual Convening
HOST Time Warner Cable - New York City, NY, November 2017
Fireside Chat with Juan Ricardo Luciano, Chairman and CEO of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
John R. Greed, President and CEO of Mutual of America
Michael O. Johnson, Herbalife Nutrition, Executive Chairman
Wyman Roberts, CEO of Brinker International
Robert Sanchez, Chairman and CEO of Ryder System Inc.
Hon. Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller
Hon. Mary Jo White, former Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton
Other Corporate Visionaries recognized: PG&E, Target Corporation, and Western Union.
Michelle Edkins, managing director at BlackRock
Raj Gupta, Chairman of Delphi Automotive
Gerardo “Gerry” Lopez, former CEO of Extended Stay America and AMC Entertainment Holding, Inc. Hon. Ken Salazar, corporate director and former Interior Secretary and US Senator 2016 First Annual Convening
HOST HP Enterprise, Palo Alto, CA, October 2016
Fireside Chat with Meg Whitman, then President & CEO, HPE, and Chair of the Board at HP Inc.
Hon. Aida Alvarez, Former SBA Administrator, director of HP Inc., Oportun, Zoosk; former director of Walmart, PacifiCare (now UnitedHealth)
Joseph A. Grundfest, Stanford Rock Center on Corporate Governance and former SEC commissioner Antonio Neri, EVP & General Manager of HP Enterprise (new HP Enterprise CEO)
Solomon Trujillo, former CEO of Telstra & US West
Dion Weisler, President & CEO of HP Inc.
Corporate Founding Sponsors recognized: Toyota, Tyson Foods
Jorge Titinger, former President & CEO of Silicon Graphics