is a high-level executive and thought leader. She brings a wealth of expertise gathered in influential political, corporate, and media settings to her dynamic roles as Executive President of the Latino Donor Collaborative, Principle and Co-Founder of Valdez Productions Inc., and Chairman of the Board at Southern California Public Radio, among other non-profit initiatives. In every capacity, she is true to a life-long passion for empowering the Latino community.
An American Latina, born and raised in Mexico City, Ms. Valdez has a business degree from Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) and a Master’s in International Relations from Instituto Ortega y Gasset in Madrid, Spain. She has held many prestigious marketing and communications roles at organizations, such as Nielsen Mexico City, Banamex (now Citibank), the United Nations’ Commission for Human Rights, and the Presidential Clinton administration.