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Gina Linn Espinoza. Dr. Love
Gina Linn Espinoza, founder of UpLatino and Get Wise Latinas, is dedicated to growing and nurturing talent as a personal success /life strategist consultant and motivational speaker. One of 22 Latinas nationwide recipients of the National Hispana Leadership Institute Fellowship, while attending JFK School of Government at Harvard University she was selected by Hispanic Lifestyle as one of 2013/14 Latinas of Influence. She has three SXSWi Revolutionary Nominations –El Innovator, New Americano, and The Mobilizer, and has been quoted in Latina Magazine, and appeared on The Huffington Post segments.
Jesse Torres has spent nearly 20 years in leadership and executive management posts, including executive management roles at financial institutions. In 2013 the Independent Community Bankers of America named him a top community banker influencer on social media. He is a frequent speaker at financial services and leadership conferences and has written several books. He hosts an NBC News Radio show called Money Talk with Jesse Torres. Follow @jstorres or contact Jesse@JesseTorres.com
Lorraine C. Ladish
Lorraine C. Ladish; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Viva Fifty, is a bilingual author of 17 books, writer, editor, speaker & social media maven. Ladish was previously Editor-in-Chief of Mamiverse.com, the award-winning online hub for Latina moms. She has contributed to People en Español, La Palma of The Palm Beach Post, NBC Latino, Babycenter and Redbook, and was the managing editor of VOXXI Mujer, an online news site for English-speaking Hispanics. She lives in Sarasota, FL with her quirky blended family. Follow Lorraine@vivafifty.com
Luis O. De la Hoz
SVP of Small Business Lending Team of The Intersect Fund, small business advocate, networker micro-loan enthusiast, Latino small business owner, and Board member of several Hispanic chambers of commerce, Luis O. De la Hoz helps non for profit organizations in how to reach the Latino small business owner market. Luis believes Latino business owners want an advisor who is specifically trained or certified in helping small businesses, speaks their language of preference, and is involved in the community. Follow Luis @LUISODLH
President of Treviño TodaMedia/Founder of Latina Lista, Marisa was named Groundbreaking Latina Blogger of the Year in 2011 by Catalina magazine. She is an award-winning commentator and online publisher with a deep understanding of the U.S. Latino online culture, and great success in Latino and community engagement. Focusing her writings on Hispanics and social justice issues pertaining to education, immigration, women and families, Marisa is a contributing columnist with Hispanic Link News service, as well as, an occasional commentator at the Dallas public radio station, KERA. Her columns have appeared in USA Today, MATT.org and syndicated across the country in both English and Spanish.
With a resonant background in Finances, Will has also volunteered in national professional organizations, bringing to them his extraordinary networking abilities and enthusiasm to generate results. He joined Prudential Financial in April 2015 as the Vice President of Prudential’s Annuity Finance Division. William also served on Prudential’s Hispanic Heritage Network as an Executive Advisor. He led ALPFA NY chapter as their President from 2011 to 2015. During his time on the executive board, the chapter grew from 1,200 members to over 3,300 members, tripled the number of corporate partners and professional development programs.