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brian hall

Brian K. Hall

Brian received his B.A. in Marketing and Computer Science at Sam Houston State University as well as post-graduate work at Texas A&M and Rice University. Brian started his career in energy with Diamond Shamrock (now Valero) in 1989, and recently completed his 23rd year with Shell Oil Company in Houston.

Carlos Gimenez

Mayor Carlos Gimenez

Carlos A. Gimenez is the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, the largest County in Florida. As Miami-Dade’s highest-ranking elected official and chief administrator, Mayor Gimenez is responsible for the leadership and management of an organization with over 26,000 employees and an annual budget of approximately $7 billion.

Regina Heyward

Regina Heyward

Regina O. Heyward is Senior Vice President and head of Supplier Diversity for Wells Fargo. With more than 17 years of multi-industry global supply chain and supplier diversity strategy experience, she leads a team that is responsible for developing and engaging certified diverse suppliers to integrate them into the company’s sourcing and procurement processes.

Monika Mantilla

Monika has over 25 years of domestic and international company building and investment management experience. She has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to building financial capacity in minority communities, and achieving social transformation alongside solid investment returns.

Robert Thomson

Bobby Thomson

Bobby Thomson is Head of US Government Relations at Visa Inc., a position he assumed in May 2013. His responsibilities include advancing Visa’s legislative and public policy priorities, engaging key stakeholder groups in government and the private sector, as well as providing leadership over all federal and state lobbying activities for Visa within the United States.

lola infante

Lola Infante

Lola Infante is Sr. Director of Generation Fuels and Market Analysis at the Edison Electric Institute, where she focuses mainly on market and policy developments in clean and alternative energy resources as well as other critical fuels for power generation.

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Karen Kerrigan

For a quarter of a century, Karen Kerrigan’s leadership and advocacy have helped foster U.S. entrepreneurship and global small business growth. She is president & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and serves as the group’s chief advocate.

david friedman

David Friedman

As AFPM’s Regulatory Affairs Vice President, David is responsible for formulating and implementing the refining and petrochemical industries’ environmental, fuels, transportation, safety and security missions, including the development of Association policy on Congressional legislation and regulatory matters.

Alice rodriguez

Alice Rodriguez

Alice Rodriguez is the Consumer Banking Executive responsible for Banking & Wealth Management in the greater Texas metro areas. She is responsible for total deposits and investments of 70 billion dollars and 5,000 people.

erin cutraro

Erin Loos Cutraro

Erin Loos Cutraro is Co-Founder & CEO of She Should Run, an organization working to increase the number of women and girls who see the possibilities in elected office. Born and raised in Missouri, Erin is now based in New York City where she develops and manages She Should Run’s strategic growth and development.

Boyd Rutherford

Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford

Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford is an accomplished attorney with a lifetime of experience in both the public and private sectors. He served as Associate Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration, where he was responsible for increasing utilization of small businesses in government procurement, as well as continually improving the efficiency of the agency.

Rafael Marrero

Rafael Marrero

Rafael Marrero is a Stanford University and Cornell University trained senior corporate executive and acclaimed management consultant. This Inc. 500 CEO has 30+ years diversified experience in multiple verticals including: Government Contracting Solutions, Telecommunications, Construction, Information Technology, Professional Services, Renewable Energy, and High-Tech environments.