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Jim Avila

Jim Avila is a multiple Emmy and Murrow Award-winning journalist and is a correspondent at ABC News. Avila also covers Hispanic America, immigration reform, education, politics and other issues vitally important to the Latino community, the fastest-growing segment of our population.

Raymond J. Arroyo

Raymond’s extensive background includes 25 years of experience with Fortune 100 companies as a senior executive in both human resources and general business, and as a board director for several nonprofit organizations.

Everett Alvarez, Jr.

Retired Navy Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. was the first American aviator shot down over Vietnam and the longest-held prisoner of war in North Vietnam — eight-and-a-half years. He holds numerous military decorations, including the Silver Star, two Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts.

Kathleen Martinez

Kathleen M. Martinez is senior director of national strategic relationships and initiatives for BP America. Martinez is based at the company’s headquarters in Houston. Martinez plays a central role in the advancement of BP America’s national external affairs efforts. Her responsibilities include leading key strategic relationships and oversight of the company’s U.S. commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and veterans outreach efforts.