Esther is President and CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA) where she influences some of the most powerful companies by bringing together accomplished executives at the pinnacle of corporate leadership to advance diversity in the boardroom. She is a corporate governance expert, and is executive producer of the LCDA Board Leaders Convening covering leading governance trends. Esther contributes corporate governance, ESG, and DE&I expertise serving on the Advisory Council of the NACD Center for Inclusive Governance, the Board of Directors of the Thirty Percent Coalition, the Board of Advisors of the Latinx Executive Alliance, as well as serving as an advisor to another half a dozen leading organizations.
Esther has worked in leadership positions with the nation's most powerful leaders in the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch, Corporate America, and the not-for-profit sector. She is a proven leader who brings a 30-year record of successfully executing strategic business plans to drive organizational effectiveness, growth, and impact.
Drawing upon this unique cross-section of experiences, she is a sought-after thought leader who has delivered numerous speeches and presentations for diverse audiences, including Bloomberg Equity Summit, The Financial Times’ ODX conference, NACD NXT TownHall, CNBC’s Equity & Opportunity, among others. She has contributed to stories on tier one news outlets from CNBC, Bloomberg, WSJ, NYT, CNN, and the SF Chronicle, among others.
She received the Alumni Seal Award for Service to Community from her alma mater, Occidental College. Most recently, recognized by Al DÍA News Media as the 2021 Person of the Year, ALPFA 2021 50 Most Powerful Latinas, and Hispanic Executive 2021 TOP TEN Lider, among others. She has a BA in Public Policy from Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, and completed the Harvard Corporate Governance Executive Program in 2005.