Dr. Betty™ Uribe, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase & Company

For over two and a half decades Dr. BettyÔ has been transforming business, culture, and people, making her an award-winning business turnaround expert. She blends academic models with her own experience, strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors to impact change. Her entrepreneurial and corporate experience has given her a unique universal understanding of various industries and businesses within the U.S. and international markets.

As a C-level executive for Fortune 500 national and regional banks, she has affected business turnarounds, with her most recent, a $6 Billion-dollar turnaround, achieving pre-tax profit YOY increase from 3% to 37.5% in a four-year period, with significant improvements in key financial metrics (ROA, ROE, Efficiency Ratio, top line revenue growth, expense management, risk, audits, and compliance).  Under Dr. BettyÔ ‘s leadership, California Bank & Trust — a Division of Zions Bancorporation — was named the “Best Bank in Orange County,” six consecutive years, as voted by readers of The Orange County Register; a bank few knew about prior to her arrival.


She has led mergers & acquisitions, as well as DeNovo strategies, with the roll out of over 100 new business & retail locations in under 3 years, resulting in record 18-month accretion on average while maintaining sound, sustainable business practices.

A serial entrepreneur, Dr. BettyÔ  has owned and operated businesses in the industries of manufacturing health and furniture products, automotive, logistics, transportation and real estate.  She currently own four companies, focused on providing T.E.A.M.S.: Tools, Education, Access to Capital, Mentoring and Social Responsibility to small and middle market businesses in the United States and Europe.

Dr. Betty has worked with leaders from every walk of life building bridges and tearing down walls. She is often featured as the subject matter expert in leadership and business turnarounds. Her values-based leadership style has presented Dr. BettyÔ with opportunities to engage with international influential organizations such as The World Bank, the United Nations, Luxembourg business community, The Hong Kong Maple Society and business community, and the like.  She has been invited to speak at The World Peace Conference in The Hague (fall, 2020), The United Nations (2019 & 2020) and in DAVOS (2021).  Her work has been published in business and news publications & trade journals globally.

Author of International Best-Selling book: #Values: The Secret to Top-Level Performance in Business & Life, Dr. BettyÔ’s work has been featured in international, national and local English and Spanish media – television, radio and print.  Endorsed by The Vatican as “a book every reader in the world must read,” and the Forward by the Pentagon, her book #Values was named among the Top 60 Best Business & Leadership Books Written by Women in Inc. Magazine.

Among many honors bestowed upon Dr. BettyÔ are:  Fortune Magazine and ALPFA’s Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business (2019, 2018 & 2017); Global Woman Award (London, 2019); First Woman in History to be inducted into the Rose Bowl Legacy Board; The Most Prominent Latina in Los Angeles,  Most Influential People in Los Angeles (2019, 2018); Top 25 National Corporate Elite; Special Commendation by the President of Colombia, South America,  Pepperdine University’s Distinguished Alumna Award (2018, 2019); Commencement Speaker at Pepperdine University 2018; Commencement Speaker St. Mary’s University 2019.

She holds four advanced degrees, including a Doctorate (Honors) and Masters degrees from Pepperdine University and an advanced degree from University of Virginia (Honors).  She was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate from St. Mary’s University (2019).

Dr. Betty actively serves as on several boards and advisory boards of directors in the US, across different sectors:  Technology, Innovation, Finance, Business, Education and Social Responsibility.

A native of Bogotá, Colombia and a mother of three, she and Mr. Uribe reside in Southern California.




Maria S. Salinas, President & CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Maria S. Salinas is the President & CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the largest business association in Los Angeles County representing member companies and serving the interests of more than 235,000 businesses across the Los Angeles region. Ms. Salinas took the helm of the organization in August of 2018 and became the first woman and Latina to lead the Chamber in its 132-year history. An accomplished business woman, entrepreneur and a determined community leader, Ms. Salinas’ business acumen and financial expertise provides her with the right experience to lead the L.A. Area Chamber.

Ms. Salinas, a steward of the Chamber’s new vision, “A Thriving Region for All,” has re-imagined the role of the Chamber. The Chamber looks to the future with a vision to build an inclusive economy and lead in three pillar areas of focus: advocacy work, global engagement and through community collaboration for economic growth and mobility. The Los Angeles region, which is the 14th largest economy in the world, and the Chamber membership represents a broad spectrum of industries, small businesses, corporations, academic institutions and nonprofits, which are all examples that the Los Angeles economy is diverse, dynamic and that business is a force for good.

Ms. Salinas is an appointee to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Commission on the Future of Work and named to his Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force. She was appointed to the US Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100, a distinction reserved for the top 100 Chambers across the country. She represents the Los Angeles business community in state- wide policy initiatives with the Coalition of Regional Economic Association Leaders (R.E.A.L.), she is a member of the Board of Directors of Mobility 21, a regional transportation effort, and an appointee of Mayor Eric Garcetti to the MEXLA Commission, a foreign policy initiative between Mexico and Los Angeles. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Music Center, Pacific Council, UnidosUS and Southern California Leadership Network among others. Ms. Salinas lives in Pasadena, California, with her husband and their four sons.



                                                    Lupita Sanchez-Cornejo, Regional Director, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T

Lupita Sanchez Cornejo is the Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T overseeing legislative and community affairs for the Greater Los Angeles region. She is also the Company’s leader for Believe Los Angeles, part of AT&T Believes, AT&T’s initiative pairing the company’s resources with local organizations to address both youth unemployment and the need to diversify the entertainment industry’s storyteller, leveraging AT&T’s assets in the Los Angeles market to support workforce development, career readiness programs, with a special emphasis on digital media and entertainment employment opportunities for underserved students, especially diverse millennials.

Lupita is responsible for executing local strategies that help achieve corporate legislative objectives, presenting company positions to external stakeholders in key issue areas and managing community partnerships with non-profit organizations, philanthropic and corporate social responsibility and local communities. She works alongside a team with policymakers across the Los Angeles region on AT&T’s new technology deployment and infrastructure investment. For over 20 years, she has been a valuable part of the AT&T family where she



advances AT&T’s public policy and philanthropic initiatives through a variety of leadership positions with community and business organizations.

Prior to joining AT&T, she served as a senior legislative strategist in the Riordan mayoral administration serving as Assistant Deputy Mayor for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs,


where she was a member of the mayor’s executive team. In her role as Assistant Deputy Mayor, she was responsible for oversight of the Mayor’s local legislative agenda, city council relations, community affairs as well as key liaison to the Latino community. Lupita’s public service career began while she was in high school beginning with an internship for then-Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.


Recognized for her leadership and community involvement, Lupita was named one of La Opinión’s Mujeres Destacadas. She was named Corporate Leader of the Year by the National Latina Business Women Association. In 2013, she was recognized at the Inaugural event of the University of Southern California’s Latino Alumni Spotlight recognizing her achievements.  In 2014, the Women of Color STEM Conference honored her with one of their highest awards. In 2015, she was named Mujer del Año by the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Regional Hispanic Institute. Hispanic Lifestyle named her 2017 Latina of Influence, with a special tribute during Women’s History Month for her leadership and achievements.


Lupita currently serves on the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, Los Angeles Police Foundation Board of Directors, Central City Association of Los Angeles, and National Latina Business Women Association, Homeboy Industries, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles Business Federation’s vice chair. In 2017, she was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti to the LAUSD Compensation Review Committee.  In 2017, California Speaker Anthony Rendon appointed Lupita to the Early Earthquake Warning Systems Board. Lupita is a three-time recipient of the President of the United States’ Volunteer Service Award for her involvement in community volunteer work.

Lupita is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration. In 1994, she was named to USC’s Order of Troy for her academic excellence, leadership and extraordinary service and commitment to the University of Southern California’s campus community. She is a former NALEO State Legislative Fellow, a graduate of Coro’s Leadership Southern California, a regional issues leadership-training institute, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality’s Leadership

Institute, and Leadership Los Angeles.  In 2014, she completed the Global Latina Executive Leadership Program, in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business.

She lives in Porter Ranch with her husband, Jose and their two kids Esteban (10 years old), Alexis (9 years old) and their two rescue dogs, Lola and Jackie O.






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