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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.

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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.

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Mayor Robert Garcia

Dr. Robert Garcia, 39, is an educator and the 28th Mayor of Long Beach. Mayor Garcia is the youngest mayor of any big city in America and has taken a leadership role in economic development, sustainability, education, and investing in technology.

Congressman Carlos Curbelo

In November of 2014, the people of Florida’s 26th Congressional District elected Carlos Curbelo to represent them in the 114th Congress. Carlos is a South Florida native. He lives with his wife and two young daughters in the Kendall area, which he has called home for twenty years. At 36, Curbelo is one of the youngest Members of the US House of Representatives.

Janet Zablock

Janet Zablock has more than 15 years of experience in managing commercial payment products for Visa. Currently, as Head of Global Small Business for Visa Inc, Zablock directs the development and implementation of the strategic vision for Visa Business products targeted at the small business market segment. Her team coordinates all small business credit and debit product efforts including product development, program management and marketing.

The Honorable Mark Warner

The Honorable Mark Warner serves on the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget, and Intelligence committees. During his time in the Senate, Senator Warner has established himself as a bipartisan leader who has worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to cut red tape, increase government performance and accountability, and promote private sector innovation and job creation.

The Honorable Nydia M. Velázquez

Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez is currently serving her twelfth term as Representative for New York’s 7th Congressional District. In the 114th Congress, she is the Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee and a senior member of the Financial Services Committee.

Nina Vaca

Nina Vaca is Pinnacle Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Her dynamic leadership over the past 19 years has propelled the company from a niche IT services firm to the workforce solutions powerhouse it is today, with a suite of business lines that address the range of human capital challenges companies face today.

The Honorable Tom Udall

Tom Udall has earned a reputation as a principled leader who has the integrity to do what is right for New Mexico and our nation. Tom began serving as United States Senator in 2009, after two decades of public service as U.S. Representative and New Mexico’s State Attorney General. He was re-elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014, and is now New Mexico’s senior senator.

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.

Rick Tempchin

Rick Tempchin is Executive Director, Retail Energy Services for the Edison Electric Institute. EEI represents the U.S. investor-owned electric industry, which provides safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity for more than 200 million Americans.

The Honorable Carlos M. Sada

Carlos M. Sada was appointed by President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto and ratified by the Mexican Congress as Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles in April 2013. His most recent assignment was as Consul General of Mexico in New York from April 2011 to July 12, 2013.

Don Salazar

Don Salazar currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Creative Times Inc., also known as CTI Construction, a design-and-build construction business based in Ogden, Utah. Don oversees all management activities, such as general business planning, accounting, finance, marketing, resource allocation, contract negotiation, and on-site job performance.

The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Chairman emeritus of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and am now Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa. In this role, she continues to voice my strong support for the state of Israel and human rights, including her opposition to Castro’s dictatorial regime in Cuba.

Alice Rodriguez

Alice has more than a decade and a half of extensive banking experience with JPMorgan Chase and it predecessors, starting in her native Texas. She is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and has attended the Aspen Institute. She holds a BA in Management from the University of Texas at Brownsville. Active in the community and as an established leader at JPMorgan Chase, Alice has been recognized with many diverse awards, and public recognition in the press.

Allison Remsen

Allison Remsen is the Executive Director of Mobile Future and joined the organization in 2008. Prior to Mobile Future, she led media relations efforts for the United States Telecom Association.

Remsen serves on the Board of Directors for Horton’s Kids and volunteers for the nonprofit group that provides tutoring, mentoring and other critical services to children in Washington DC.

Beth Reinhard

Beth Reinhard covers the presidential campaign and national politics at the Wall Street Journal. She previously worked at National Journal, where she was the lead political correspondent during the 2012 presidential campaign.

The Honorable Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker has served as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce since being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on June 26, 2013. As Secretary of Commerce, she is focused on providing American businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow and hire.

The Honorable John McCain

Senator John McCain has spent his lifetime in unwavering service to America, both in the U.S. Navy and representing the people of Arizona in the U.S. Congress. He has led the fight to strengthen America’s national security and our armed forces, eliminate wasteful government spending, and reform government to make it more responsive to the American people.

Will Marshall

Will Marshall is president and founder of the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), established in 1989 as a center for political innovation in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he has been one of the chief intellectual architects of the movement to modernize progressive politics for the global age.

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. Her passion is bringing capital and expanding opportunity for highly promising entrepreneurs.

Sarah K. Magruder Lyle

Sarah K. Magruder Lyle is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), a national trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for
thousands of vital products in daily life.

Mark Lopez

Mark Hugo Lopez is director of Hispanic research at Pew Research Center. He studies the attitudes and opinions of Latinos, Hispanic views of identity, the political engagement of Latinos in the nation’s elections, and Latino youth. Lopez also coordinates the Center’s National Survey of Latinos, an annual nationwide survey of Hispanics.

The Honorable Roberta Jacobson

Roberta S. Jacobson was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs on March 30, 2012. Previously Ms. Jacobson was the Acting Assistant Secretary since July 18, 2011. She served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs from December 2010 until July 2011, with responsibility for regional political and economic issues, management and personnel, and regional security issues.

Eric Hoplin

Eric Hoplin is the Executive Director at the Financial Services Roundtable, a Trade Association for the CEOs and Senior Executives of the nation’s largest financial services companies. He has more than a decade of experience leading teams to advance public policy and helping organizations succeed by leveraging his expertise in management consulting, strategic communication, change management, and public policy.