2018 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Hispanic Pioneer of the Year, Ana M. Guevara, President, AVENTI Associates, LLC
“In Mexico I developed a 10-year educational development program where I learned first-hand about the many challenges in implementing a results oriented project. It allowed me to see how given the right tools, proper food and nutrition, warm clothes – and a little hope and encouragement – that even the poorest child facing the greatest odds can flourish, exceeding his or her own expectations and transforming a community's quality of life and more importantly, quality of spirit.”
Ana M. Guevara is a respected figure in both government and business sectors with extensive experience in international trade, customs, transportation, and development.
She has promoted and led initiatives over the years on women’s economic empowerment with government, non-governmental organizations, private sector and multilateral organizations.
Ana’s track record of achievement is a result of optimizing the nexus of international policy and business with social impact through strategic partnerships. Multilingual, she has led numerous successful teams in multicultural situations, steered the formulation of tactical public policy and mediated before international organizations and government officials at the highest levels.
Currently, Ana is President of AVENTI Associates, a strategic international trade and development advisory firm, and Senior Advisor for Trade and Economic Growth at the U.S. Agency for International Development. She is also the creator of THE 10 IMPACTFUL™Personal Branding tools for Women Leaders.
Prior to launching her own strategic consulting firm in 2009, Ana had been a Vice President at two of the world’s largest transportation and retail companies, UPS and Walmart.
Her government experience includes appointments by the President George W. Bush to serve on the Board of Directors of the World Bank Group as Alternate Executive Director, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she oversaw The United States National Tourism Office.
She was also an Ex-Officio Board Member of the Export-Import Bank, and served as Special Assistant for International Transportation and Trade to the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Transportation.
Ana is a seasoned global public speaker who has represented her organizations before media and events in the USA, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. She received her B.A. in public and international affairs from the George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Ana has been a Senior Advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and WEConnect International, and Board Member to the World Trade Center (WTC) and Global Ties Miami, among others.
Here are last year's 2017 Hispanic Women of Distinction:
GLORIA L. DIAZ-DANIELS –Div Sales Mgr Sales-Pharmacy Walmart – Palm Beach Colombian Born Latina Shines As Mentor and Walmart Sales Exec
ADRIANA FAZZANO FICANO – Chief of Staff, Broward College – Broward County Colombian-American Latina Leads College PR and Community Organizations
BLANCA GUERRA -Broward County Schools-Curriculum Sup/Dual Languages -Dade Cuban Latina Excels at Education and Preserving Heritage Languages
KARINA GOMEZ-HERRERA – Pres. CEO Karnna Fashion & Company – Broward: Outstanding Venezuelan Latina Excels as a “Hispanic Fashion Advisor”
Dr IVERIS LUZ MARTINEZ- Assoc Prof. Herbert Werthein College/Medicine FIU-Dade Cuban-American Latina Is a Premier Healthcare Anthropologist
LORENA MASTRARRIGO -Assistant Public Defender, Broward County – Broward Argentinian-American Latina Attorney Helping Hispanic Community
CHRISTINA PEREZ McDOWELL – Founder, Solutions by CPM, LLC – Dade- Cuban-American Latina Brand Manger and Executive Consultant
JACQUELINE NUNEZ – Co-owner, SOMA Medical Centers PA – Palm Beach Colombian Latina Healthcare Financial Officer Supports Those In Need
Dr. JACQUELINE PENA – Dean Academic Affairs – Miami Dade College - Dade Dominican Bronx Latina Secure Grants to Drive Student Success
MICHELLE MARTINEZ-REYES- CMO, Greenspoon Marder Law Firm – Broward Latina Cuban-American Chief Marketing Officer Is Growing Brands
MARIELLE SOLOGUREN – Vice President. Pierson Grant Public Relations – Broward Latina of Ancestry Cuban-Peruvian Making Waves in PR
RACHEL TOURGEMAN –Community Relations Dir.- Florida National University-Dade Panamanian-American Latina Community Relations Professional Advocates for Victims
LATINA PIONEER of the YEAR:
DAISY EXPOSITO-ULLA – Chairman, CEO of d exposito & Partners, a visionary creative leader in cross-cultural brand building for more than 30 years, Daisy has been recognized by numerous organizations and named as one of the most influential Latinas in the United States.
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