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Alice Rodriguez, Head of Community & Business Development,
Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Appointed to Chair
of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
Alice Rodriguez has been named the chairwoman of the board
for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Rodriguez is a business executive with JPMorgan Chase & Co.
and was recently promoted to become the Head of Community
Practices, Engagement and Inclusion for JPMorgan Chase & Co.
She has more than 33 years of extensive banking experience with
JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors, starting in her native Texas.
Rodriguez began her career in Brownsville at Texas Commerce Bank,
and during her three decades in the industry served as JPMorgan Chase's
head of retail banking and Texas vice chairwoman. She has worked her way
through the ranks at Chase and was recently appointed as the Head of
Community Practices, Engagement and Inclusion.
Recently Chase has pledged $30 billion over the next five years toward
financing affordable housing, providing loans to Black- and Latinx-owned small
businesses and investing in Black- and Latinx-led community development
financial and minority depository institutions.
She has also been recognized by the Association of Latino Professionals
For America (ALPFA) on their "Most Powerful Latinas List" for three
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The first Latina ever to Chair
the Commission, Teresa
Alvarado, of San Jose, has
served as the Chief of Local
Impact of the San Francisco
Bay Area Planning and
Urban Research Association
(SPUR) since 2016. She was deputy administrative officer for
the Santa Clara Valley Water District from 2011 to 2016 and
executive director of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
from 2006 to 2009. She held multiple positions at the Pacific
Gas and Electric Company, including charitable contributions
program manager from 2005 to 2006 and governmental
relations representative from 1999 to 2005.
Alvarado holds a Master of Science degree in civil and
environmental engineering from Tufts University, a Bachelor of
Science degree in environmental technology and
management and a Minor degree in technical writing from
San Jose State University. She is a Senior Fellow of the
American Leadership Forum-Silicon Valley, and a member of
the Board of Directors of Parks California.
Gisel Ruiz is a globally-minded executive who
served extensively in C-suite level capacities for
Fortune company, Walmart, Inc. During her
26-year career, she led teams through digital and
multi-channel transformation, large scale growth
and innovative, tech-enabled consumer
Ruiz has held a wide variety of roles from
Regional Vice President of Operations to EVP
People to Chief Operating Officer of Walmart and
later Sam's Club. After leaving her successful Walmart career in 2019, she took on
board director roles including Cracker Barrel, Vital Farms, and most recently,
Univision Communications Inc.
Over the span of her illustrious career, Ruiz held a number of senior executive
positions within Walmart Inc. including Executive Vice President of International
People for Walmart International, overseeing all aspects of Human Resources,
supporting over one million associates across 27 countries. Prior to her role in
International, she served as Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer for
Walmart U.S., with annual revenue over $279 billion, where her remit included
leading asset protection, real estate, store innovation, and operations of over 4,100
During her tenure at Walmart, Ruiz served on several boards including the
Walmart Foundation Board, Walmart de Mexico S.A. de C.V. and Yihaodian. She has
a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Santa Clara University, where she also
completed the Retail Management Institute program. L S
Chair of the
Gisel Ruiz Appointed to
Univision Communications Inc.
Board of Directors