Latinos make up less than 5 percent of corporate America’s top management positions. These six chiefs are part of the exceptional few Latinos who have claimed a seat in the C-suite and who have done so across critical industries.

Belinda Guadarrama Builds Success by Word of Mouth

How Belinda Guadarrama turned an unexpected layoff into GC Micro Corporation, a leading IT integration organization and one of the nation’s biggest Hispanic-owned companies

By Billy Yost

Peter Gamez Is Putting Oakland on the Map

Peter Gamez has always loved Oakland. As CEO of its destination marketing organization, he’s helping a new generation discover all the city has to offer.

By Russ Klettke

Shiseido Chief Legal Officer Maria Chiclana Is a Legal and Business Partnerr

Maria Chiclana builds on her global, legal, business, and beauty experience to transform the traditional role of legal operator into a world-class strategic business partner

By Vivian Nunez

“As a Hispanic leader and first-generation American, I want to help other underrepresented small business owners get a chance to be seen.”

Peter Gamez
Visit Oakland

Bill Viqueira Embraces a Proud Call to Public Service

Bill Viqueira details his transition to the public sector as SVP, CFO, and treasurer at NJ TRANSIT, helping weather the pandemic-induced challenges and leading public-private partnerships that will leave a lasting legacy

By Billy Yost

Jesus Zamarripa Is Humana’s Triple Threat CIO

As a CIO at Humana, Jesus “JZ” Zamarripa unites his passions for economics and tech with his family’s tradition of practicing medicine to change the face of healthcare delivery

By Russ Klettke

Argelia Medina Builds People Up at Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment

CHRO Argelia Medina shares lessons learned in an over twenty-year career at Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment

By Vivian Nunez

“Economics fascinated me. It’s about human behavior. And it provides a problem-solving structure.”

Jesus “JZ” Zamarripa
CIO of Corporate Technology


Michele Cantos

Design + Digital Illustrations
Arturo Magallanes

Web development
Jose Reinaldo Montoya


Portraits: Winni Wintermeyer (Guadarrama), Courtesy of Visit Oakland(Gamez), Thomas Dubanowich (Loredo), Gevon Servo (Viqueira), Jane Shauck (Zamarripa), Courtesy of Argelia Medina (Medina)

Paintings: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Gift of Christen Sveaas, in celebration of the Museum’s 150th Anniversary, 2020 (C-Suite Banner), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, Howard S. and Nancy Marks, Friends of European Paintings, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill Gifts, Gift of Humanities Fund Inc., by exchange, Henry and Lucy Moses Fund Inc. Gift, and funds from various donors, 2020 (Second Banner), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Rogers Fund, 1953 (Third Banner), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Purchase, Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, by exchange, Fosburgh Fund Inc. and Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf II Gifts, and Henry G. Keasbey Bequest, 1967 (Footer)