Hispanic Leadership

Summit: Chicago

Friday, April 26th, 2019

We Are All Human’s Hispanic Leadership Summit: Chicago will convene experts, thought-leaders and decision-makers from business, news, media, marketing, technology and civil society. The Summit’s purpose is to validate, extend and localize the Vision 2020 areas voted on during the inaugural Hispanic Leadership Summit at the UN in NYC December 2018. Inputs from the Chicago Summit will define corporate and policy recommendations to ensure the US Hispanic/Latino community participates, is properly represented and portrayed, in American society.

For more information on the first annual Hispanic Leadership Summit at the United Nations Headquarters, please visit last year’s landing page and be sure to check out the Summit’s report for a summary of day.

This event is invitation-only. For inquiries on attendance or sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@weareallhuman.org.

Date & Time

Fri, April 26, 2019

11:00 AM – 5:30 PM CDT


Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

221 North Columbus Drive

Chicago, IL 60601


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Jose Luis Prado

Chairman and CEO, Evans Food Group; Retired President of Quaker Oats North America, PepsiCo

Top ranked executive in the food industry with extensive US and International experience. A veteran of 30 years with PepsiCo with a distinguished career spanning multiple countries in Latin America and Europe and multiple functional roles.

Jose Luis is Retired President of Quaker Oats North America and was the first Mexican to lead a major Division in the USA for PepsiCo.

Jose Luis serves currently at the Boards of Northern Trust and Brinker International and is a very active leader in the Chicago Community. He is also a member of the Board of the Latino Corporate Directors Association.

Dr. Juan Andrade

President & Co-Founder, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

Dr. Andrade is one of only 4 Latinos in history to be honored by both governments; the United States and Mexico. He has earned five degrees including a BA from Howard Payne University, an M.Ed from Antioch College, an Ed.S and Ed.D from Northern Illinois University, and a post-doctorate MA from Loyola University Chicago. He has received five honorary doctorates and been recognized as a distinguished alumnus by Howard Payne University, Northern Illinois University, and Loyola University Chicago. He has been recognized five times as one of the Most Influential Hispanics in America, inducted into the “Society of Life Models” by OMNI Youth Services, awarded the Medallion for Leadership from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Medallion for Excellence by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and the Eagle Award from the Latino Leaders Network, all in Washington, DC. USHLI has registered 2.2 million voters, published 425 studies on Latino demographics, trained over 400,000 present/future leaders, awarded over $1.2 million in scholarships and internships, and sponsors the largest Latino leadership conference in the nation.

Claudia Romo Edelman

Founder, We Are All Human Foundation

Claudia Romo Edelman is the founder of the We Are All Human Foundation and the Co-Host of ‘Global GoalsCast’, a podcast distributed by CBSi.
For 20 years, the Mexican-Swiss diplomat lead public relations and marketing for global organizations, including the World Economic Forum, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria.
Claudia moved from Europe to the US in 2014 to be the Chief of Advocacy for UNICEF and was seconded to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the UN to lead communications and advocacy for the Sustainable Development Goals. She was also a Special Adviser for the SG on international migration.
Claudia speaks 6 languages, has two children and enjoys sports and travel.

Richard Edelman

President & CEO, Edelman

Richard Edelman is the president and CEO of Edelman, the leading communications marketing firm, located in over 60 cities with more than 6,000 employees worldwide. Richard has extensive experience in marketing and reputation management, having led assignments with major corporations, NGOs and family businesses in over 25 industries around the world. He has counseled countries in every region of the world on economic development programs. As the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, Richard has become one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media and NGOs. Under Richard's leadership, the agency has garnered many of the industry’s top accolades. Richard, himself, also has earned many industry honors. He topped PRWeek’s list of most powerful executives (2013), was recognized as the third-highest-rated CEO by Glassdoor (2014) and was inducted in the Arthur W. Page Society’s Hall of Fame (2014) among others. Richard serves on the Board of Directors of the Ad Council, the Atlantic Council, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Children’s Aid Society, the Gettysburg Foundation, the 9/11 Museum and the National Committee on US China Relations. He is a commissioner on The Business Commission and a member of the World Economic Forum and PR Seminar. Richard earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1978 and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 1976.

Strategic Committee

Andre Arbelaez

President and CEO, Hispanic C-Suite Corporate Council (HC3)

Daniel Contreras

Technology Strategist, Microsoft

Don Cooke

Senior Vice President / Philanthropy, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Delia Gutierrez

President & CEO, AzTech Innovation, LLC

Patricia Mota

President & CEO, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

Paula Otero

Founder & Chief Strategist, La Kart

Maria Salcedo

Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Ulta Beauty

Juan Salgado

Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

Robert Rodriguez

President, DRR Advisors LLC

Rachel Winer

President, Edelman, Chicago