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President and CEO
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.
Vice President, Programs and Operations
Oswaldo "Ozzie" Gromada Meza
Vice President, Member and Talent Services
Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Director, Demand and Advocacy
Elizabeth is an experienced leader in government affairs and civic engagement with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and advocacy industry. Skilled in nonprofit capacity building, language access, advocacy, civic engagement, government, congress, and immigration. Strong professional focused on policy, legislation and community engagement. Previously served as Texas Director of Civic Engagement at NALEO Educational Fund and prior to that, as Director of Government Affairs at AltaMed Health Services in Los Angeles. She‘s a seasoned nonprofit executive with over 18+ years of management experience.
Director, Content and Events
Manager, LCDEF BoardReady Institute
Manager, Talent Services
Justin Bradley Reyes
Manager, Member Engagement
Office Accounting and Executive Assistant