The 2018 LATINA Style 50 • Special Report
3. Prudential Financial, Inc.
Vice President, Head of Investements
& Pension Solutions
Yanela Frias leads the $240 billion Investment
& Pension Solutions business, where she
is responsible for the Pension Risk Transfer,
Longevity Reinsurance, Structured Settlements
and Stable Value businesses within Prudential
Retirement, and related institutional product
innovation efforts domestically and internationally.
Formerly, she was responsible for all aspects
of Prudential Structured Settlements’ strategy
and operations. She was charged with advancing
Prudential’s position as a top-tier provider of
Structured Settlements solutions, strengthening
relationships with key intermediaries, optimizing
Prudential’s new business product offering and
in-force obligations, and ensuring that clients
and business partners received world-class
Prior to leading the Structured Settlements
organization, Frias was the CFO for Prudential’s
Individual Annuities business. In that capacity,
she was responsible for the financial reporting,
planning and analysis, capital management
and corporate finance functions of the business.
Before that assignment, Frias was the CFO for
Prudential’s Individual Life Insurance business.
Before joining Prudential Individual Life Insurance,
Frias was a Managing Director within the
Treasurer’s organization, and an Assistant Treasurer
for Prudential Financial, Inc.
Frias received a B.S. in accounting and an
M.B.A. in finance from Rutgers University.
She is a Certified Public Accountant and a
member of the American Institute of Certified
President - AT&T Louisiana
As President of AT&T Louisiana, Sonia Perez
is responsible for developing the overall
strategic direction of AT&T’s corporate activities
in the state. Appointed to her position in 2010,
Perez leads AT&T’s state workforce of more than
3,600 employees and 6,200 retirees, oversees
AT&T’s operations including its technology
deployment and infrastructure investment in
the state, and directs teams responsible for
implementing public policy, legislative, regulatory
and philanthropic initiatives.
She is the first woman to serve as President-AT&T
Louisiana. Perez currently serves as Chair of
the Board of Trustees of Xavier University of
Louisiana and also holds positions as Chair of
Louisiana’s business roundtable, The Committee
of 100 and as Chair-elect of the Louisiana
Association of Business and Industry. Additionally,
she has had the distinction of being appointed by
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards as Chair
of his Economic Development Transition Team
and to the Workforce Investment Council.
Perez has received numerous distinctions and
awards: 2015 Weiss Award from the New Orleans
Council for Community and Justice, among others.
New Orleans City Business Magazine has also
named her to its Women of the Year list.
She holds a Bachelor of Journalism Degree
with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin,
where she was named a 2017 Distinguished
Alumnus. Her hobbies include studying World War
II history, and she is proud to serve on the board
of the National World War II Museum. Perez and
her husband, Javier, are the proud parents of
Senior Global Inclusion
& Diversity Managing Director
One of FORTUNE and the Association of Latino
Professionals for America’s 50 Most Powerful
Latinas of 2017 and 2018, a highly respected
senior leader with global experience spanning
nearly three decades, Nellie Borrero is known for
her unwavering passion for inclusion and diversity
and sharp focus on equality.
Borrero joined Accenture in 1986 and created
the first role for diversity efforts. A deeply
committed advocate for change, Borrero believes
strongly that Accenture’s rich diversity makes
the company stronger and more innovative and is
focused on increasing the representation of
women and ethnicity in its workforce. In her
current role as Senior Global Inclusion & Diversity
managing director, Borrero sets the vision
and strategy behind the company's diversity
initiatives, working with its most senior leaders.
Outside of Accenture, few are better poised
to speak about diversity. She is a sought-after
speaker for her inspirational impact, seeking
to raise awareness of the development and
advancement of women and ethnic minorities in
the workplace. Borrero has spoken at prestigious
events including The Global Summit of Women
in New York and most recently at the SHRM
Diversity Conference, LATINA Style Top 50
Borrero earned a B.A. in Management. She
currently serves on the board of Comprehensive
Development, Inc. and has received a coaching
certification from the Hudson Institute and the
International Coaching Federation. Borrero is
married with two children – a daughter and son.
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