Freddy Flores works for Otis Elevator Company (Chicago), a division of United Technologies Corporation in the role of Senior Account Executive. In this role, he is in charge of managing over 2 million dollars in revenue, while supervising the performance of sales operations for Otis contractual and non-contractual customers in his area.
Freddy has been with Otis Elevator for fifteen years and before this role, Freddy has held numerous positions at Otis subsidiaries as: Territory Manager, Business Development Manager, National Sales Manager, Sales Manager as well as various other positions.
Freddy has a passion for education and that is the reason he is committed to the vision and mission of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s as the President of the Chicago chapter.
Freddy’s current professional and community involvement are in the following areas:
• Wish Granter, Make-A-Wish Foundation
• Volunteer, Professional Development Committee YPC (Young Professionals of Chicago)
Mr. Flores received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in Human Resource Development from Northeastern Illinois University and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Keller Graduate School of Management. While at a program for Otis University, he has traveled to China and Prague to study business and sales models as well as Italy and Ecuador for leisure traveling. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, weightlifting and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Flores currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Roberto currently works for Sara Lee Corporation in the Diversity and Inclusion team. Prior to Sara Lee, he worked for the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) as an account manager and as a talent acquisition consultant and before that a senior staffing supervisor at Kelly Services. Roberto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and an MBA at the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University. Outside of work, Roberto enjoys mentoring and career coaching high school and college students as well as young professionals.
Lino N. Carrillo is Vice President Home Delivery Sales for Oberweis Dairy in North Aurora, IL, and currently serves as Chapter Financial Officer for the Chicago Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs; a post he has served in for the last 4 years. He brings over 25 years of experience working with consumer products companies ranging from Coca-Cola to Frito-Lay. In all of his past environments, Lino has taken a leadership role in developing, promoting and supporting workplace diversity through recruiting, mentoring, and service within diversity networks. Lino serves on the advisory panel for Adelante, and maintains an active role in mentoring, coaching and supporting the Chicago Hispanic Community.
Lino holds a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Bradley University.
Nancy J. Garza is Sr. Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Loyola University Chicago, where she cultivates relationships with corporations and foundations to develop mutually beneficial partnerships. Prior to Loyola, Nancy was Director of Development at Casa Central and Global Account Executive at Central Global Express. Ms. Garza has been a NSHMBA member since 2004 and served on various committees prior to joining the board in 2008. She is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Latinos in Development, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where she currently serves on the Peer Mentoring Committee.
Nancy earned a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Loyola University Chicago. She also earned Master and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology from Texas A&M International University and completed a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from North Park University. currently serves as Chapter Financial Officer for the Chicago Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs; a post he has served in for the last 4 years. He brings over 25 years of experience working with consumer products companies ranging from Coca-Cola to Frito-Lay. In all of his past environments, Lino has taken a leadership role in developing, promoting and supporting workplace diversity through recruiting, mentoring, and service within diversity networks. Lino serves on the advisory panel for Adelante, and maintains an active role in mentoring, coaching and supporting the Chicago Hispanic Community.
Lorena Nunez is a 2011 MBA Candidate at Dominican University, River Forest, IL. She is obtaining an MBA with a Marketing Concentration. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree in International Business, Communications and Spanish at Dominican University, River Forest, IL in 2007.
Lorena currently works for iHispano.com, an online company, as a Strategic Relations Manager. She has been there since July 2008. In this role, she manages partnerships and provides customer support. She previously worked for Enterprise-Rent-a-Car in their Management Trainee Program.
Lorena grew up in Melrose Park, IL, where she still resides. Her family is originally from Durango, Mexico.
Victor Herrera started his professional career with Chicago Public Schools (CPS). During his time with CPS, he has served in numerous educational support roles creating a powerful, hands-on 21st century learning environment for students. In 1996, Victor started as a volunteer at Kelly High School, where he worked with a pilot program that taught students how to repair computers. Due to the success of the program, he was offered a part-time position as Computer Technician. In January 1999, he accepted a full-time position and become the school’s Technology Coordinator. In 2006, Mr. Herrera was promoted to Technology Integration Specialist, and in 2007, to Manager of the Student Technical Services programs. Student Technical Services provides a hands-on, standards-based schools-to-careers information technology program for students that prepares them for jobs in the 21st century. The students provide services to the schools that normally would be farmed out by the district to outside contractors. As the Student Technical Services Manager, Mr. Herrera has increased CPS TechCrew membership from 17 schools in 2006 to 94 schools in 2009--a 552% increase. During this time, student membership grew from 168 to 1163 students--an increase of 692%. In addition to academically enriching students, the program saves the CPS over $1.2 million per year in operating costs.
Representing the CPS, Mr. Herrera has strengthened the partnerships with the accreditation organization MOUSE of New York, and established new relationships with Robert Morris University, DeVry University, Microsoft, Best Buy/Geek Squad, The Illinois Technology Association and Foundation, Nextend, LLC., Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Department of Innovation and Technology—City of Chicago.
Most recently, the CPS selected Mr. Herrera to represent the CPS at the Consortium of School Networking Conference in Washington, D.C., where he met with Congress to advocate for funding in technology education. In 2009, Mr. Herrera was selected to represent the district at the National School Boards Association Technology + Learning Conference in Denver, Colorado. He has also represented the CPS at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference and National Educating Computing Conference in 2008 and 2007, respectively.
Since 2006, Mr. Herrera has organized trips for teachers and students to travel to Springfield, Illinois for the annual Tech 2000 event. The school teams setup demonstration tables and spend two hours with legislators sharing how they use technology in their classrooms and why we need funding for K – 12 educational technology. His work was featured in Edutopia Magazine and profiled by the Illinois Technology Association. In 2009, Mr. Herrera was awarded the Business Partner of the Year Award from Robert Morris University; and Black Data Processing Associates CIO Circle Leadership Award.
A Board member of the Illinois Technology Foundation, where he co-chairs the High School Outreach Committee, Mr. Herrera was recently recruited to join the Board of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, where he serves as VP of Education. He is also an active member of the Illinois Broadband Demand and Illinois Tech 2000 committees, Illinois Computing Educators, Illinois Technology Association, and International Society for Technology in Education.
An alumnus of DeVry University in Chicago, Mr. Herrera holds a Bachelors of Arts in Applied Science and Information Systems. In September 2009, Mr. Herrera was awarded a Masters of Information Systems at Morris Graduate School of Management in Chicago.
Nilo A. Alvarado holds a Masters Degree in Information and Systems (MIS) at Morris Graduate School of Management in the same institution where he earned the Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Also, he holds the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design from Robert Morris University.
Nilo has more than fifteen years of work experience achieved in different countries like Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and United States. Broad experience working on different industries:
• Food industry: coffee processing, corn made snacks, potato chips, pasta, spices condiments, plantain chips.
• Plastic industry: low density polyethylene and polypropylene film, injection molding, production of polyethylene bags, etc.
• Printing Industry: flexographic printing, screen printing, digital printing, etc.
• Graphic design industry: digital image processing, point of purchase package design, web design, photographic processing, etc.
Nilo Alvarado is the president and owner of a small business corporation founded in 2004 called Alex Industrial and Commercial Inc. (www.alexindustrial.com). This company is in the consulting business in the areas of graphic design, web design, industrial design, project management, product development and product design.
Mr. Alvarado during his years of advanced education earned an extensive experience working for 500 fortune companies in US. Some of those companies include UPS, Good Year, Crispy Cream, Wilton Industries, among others. Also, Mr. Alvarado contributes with his entrepreneurial expertise to develop and improve small businesses in the Chicago area.
• Favorite Book: One hundred years of solicitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
• Favorite Movie: Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe.
• Favorite Saying:
You have to believe we are magic
Nothing can stand in our way
You have to believe we are magic
Don't let your aim ever stray
And if all your hopes survive
Destiny will arrive.
Lyrics: John Farrar, Jeff Lynne, film Xanadu 1980.
• Hero(es): My parents and my brothers.
Rodrigo Garcia is a native of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. Rodrigo attended Northeastern Illinois University and graduated summa cum laude in December of 2007 with a B.A. in Finance. He subsequently received the College of Business and Management’s valedictorian award for outstanding scholarship. Soon thereafter, Rodrigo was accepted to the University of Illinois – Chicago Campus for an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Management and graduated with top honors in May 2009. Rodrigo has worked for Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. and the State of Illinois, but is currently employed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Rodrigo also serves on the board of directors for the Student Veterans of America and the advisory boards of Adelante U.S. Educational Leadership Fund – Chicago & the Liautaud Graduate School of Business. Rodrigo has been recognized by various organizations for triumph in graduate research, scholastic achievement and advocacy including Alpha Chi, Adelante, Horatio Alger Association of Distinguised Americans, the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s, Northeastern Illinois University, Beta Gamma Sigma, Student Veterans of America and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Rodrigo Garcia is a veteran of OEF and OIF serving from 2001 to 2006. During his service, Rodrigo was deployed overseas on 3 different occasions and earned the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2x), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Award (2x), and Marine Corps Meritorious Awards for Personal Achievement (4x). Rodrigo is an advocate for Latinos/as throughout the Chicago area and Midwest and is looking forward to continue working with NSHMBA – Chicago to cultivate local membership, increase minority access to education and foster minority relations with corporate America.
Xavier E. Corona, has had the pleasure of working with The Kroger Co., Wal-Mart, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, and Merrill Lynch. Throughout his career in the retail and the financial sector Xavier has gained corporate experience in the areas of cause marketing, community relations, marketing, public relations, and management.
Xavier was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico and in San Diego, CA. He credits his multicultural scope to not only being multicultural himself but also due to his extensive travel for business and pleasure to four continents and over twenty countries. He was a World Affairs Council Scholar, and a Freeman-Asia Foundation Fellow in China. He was also a Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Policy Fellow, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Scholar, and awarded the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Leader of the Year award.
Xavier E. Corona, earned his A.A. degree from Palomar Community College, bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his Masters degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a life member of Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Gamma Sigma, and Golden Key Honor Societies. He is a current member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs’ Chicago Chapter, and is a student at Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management. Xavier is married to Marcela and they have a son, Xavier Antonio.
Daniel Delgado graduated from the Univ. of Wisconsin Madison with a B.S. in both Mechanical Engineering and Physics. Presently, I work for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency as an Environmental Protection Engineer and am currently planning on pursing an MBA in the future.
Jazmin Beltran is the Publisher for Univision.com in Chicago where she overseas content for Univision Chicago, TeleFutura Chicago and the Univision Radio stations. Previously she was a writer and assignment editor for Univision Chicago.
Ms. Beltran earned her Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where she also completed her undergraduate studies. She also studied Mexican history, economics and literature at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. Ms. Beltran is a native of Orange County, California.
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