(L-R): Di Ann Sanchez, President, DAS
HR Consulting LLC.; Gabriela N. Smith,
Esq., Managing Attorney, the Smith Law
Group; Erica Armendariz, Owner,
Armendariz Insurance Agency; and Rosa
Santana, Founder & CEO, Santana Group.
(L-R): Maria T. Lensing, AT&T and Lupita
Colmenero, COO, LATINA Style, Inc.
Martin, vice chair of SHPE; and John Starkweather,
AVP Marketing, AT&T.
Maria T. Lensing, AT&T Vice President, Global
Business & Healthcare Solutions shared her
executive insights during the health, wellness &
The “Cyber Fraud Threats of Today” session
was moderated by Robert E. Bard, President & CEO,
LATINA Style, Inc., and Joel Quejada, Lead Product
Marketing Manager, AT&T. Quejada is a technology
industry professional with over 25-years of
extensive experience working with global leaders in
mobility products and Telecommunications services
“The Entrepreneurs Spotlight: Learning
Strategies for Success” panel was moderated by
Veronica Thomison, Founder & President, MPR
Source, Inc. Panelists included Rosa Santana,
Founder & CEO, Santana Group; Dr. Di Ann Sanchez,
President, DAS HR Consulting LLC, Gabriela N.
Smith, Esq., Managing Attorney, the Smith Law
Frantz Tiffeau, Director, Supplier Diversity, Nationwide, during
the Marketing Your Business for Success Session.
(L-R) Lory Burgos, Nationwide, with
student Katherine Washington, Cedar
Group, and Erica Armendariz, Owner, Armendariz
The “How to Bring Your Supplier Diversity to the
Next Level,” session was introduced by Jalayna
Bolden, Director of Supplier Diversity, AT&T. Panelists
included Betty Manetta, President & CEO, Argent
Associates, Inc.; Nancy Alvarez, Supervisor of the
8(a) Business Development Division, SBA; Laura
Ramirez, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Ericsson;
Cristina Candia Lopez, Senior Director Inclusion,
Diversity & Culture, McKesson, and Jessica Narvaez,
Chief Diversity Officer, Pinnacle Group who served
as the moderator.
Emmy award-winning Norma Garcia, Anchor,
Telemundo 48 served as the Mistress of Ceremonies
during the awards luncheon. Garcia welcomed and
introduced Flavio Mesquita, Territory Sales Leader –
Southwest Regional Operations, Nationwide, who
provided luncheon remarks.
In addition, Rosa Santana, Founder & CEO,
Santana Group was recognized as the
“Entrepreneur of the Year” for Dallas, Texas.
Director of Supplier
(L-R): Lupita Colmenero, Rosa Santana,
and Robert E. Bard, President & CEO,
LATINA Style, Inc.
Thank you Sponsors and Partners
LATINA Style is delighted to count
on the continued partnership of
Nationwide as title sponsor of the
Business Series. Host Sponsor: AT&T.
City Sponsors: Comerica Bank;
Parents Step Ahead, GOYA, and
American Airlines. Community
Partners: Greater Dallas Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce, Grand
Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Irving
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,
Hispanic Women’s Network of Dallas,
Hispanic 100, Women’s Business
Council of Southwest, SHPE Dallas,
PROSPANICA, ALPFA, Hispanic
Heritage Ambassadors DFW &
Powerful Women, IRS, and SBA. LS
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