Meet Our Team

LCDA Staff

Esther Aguilera
President and CEO

Esther Aguilera is president and CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association. In this role, she brings together accomplished executives at the highest levels of corporate governance to advance diversity in the boardroom.  She is recognized as a social entrepreneur and turnaround specialist leading scale-up, innovative change and managing high performance teams. She brings a 25-year record of success executing strategic business plans to drive organizational effectiveness, growth and impact.  Previous positions included leading the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) for 11 years as its President & CEO, principal at the Dewey Square Group, senior advisor to the Secretary of the US Department of Energy, executive and legislative director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and policy analyst at the National Council of La Raza.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Occidental College and completed the Harvard Corporate Governance Executive Program in 2005. 

Carmen Joge
Vice President Programs and Operations

Bianca Blazquez
Office Accounting and Executive Assistant

Monique Navarro
Manager of Research and Communications

Wendy Sturley
Membership and Communications Consultant