Chairing the Miami LATINA Style Business Series
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Carlos Orta joined Carnival Corporation & plc in March 2014 as Vice President of Corporate Affairs. In this newly created role, Carlos has leadership and oversight of state, local and international affairs. He also works closely with corporate communications and community relations and leads the company’s efforts in multicultural marketing and Diversity & Inclusion. Additional responsibilities include the development and implementation of the company’s stakeholder management program and establishing relationships with key civic and political organizations. From April 2006 to February 2014, Carlos served as President & CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). Under his leadership, revenue and corporate memberships nearly doubled, several new programs and initiatives were created, the HACR Research Institute was revitalized, and the organization produced an award-winning, short documentary film series called Insider Game.
Leadership Committee Members for Miami
Owner of El Heraldo de Broward
Owner of We Do Events
Elaine is the owner of Broward’s first bilingual newspaper, El Heraldo de Broward, publishing since 1974 and now has expanded to include event production. She is a seasoned public relations and marketing executive who pioneered the cable television industry in Broward County from 1970 to 1985. She owned one of the first multicultural communications agency since 1992, Latin Power, Inc. and a special events company, We Do Events that has produced more than 50 events, including the Hispanic Women of Distinction charity luncheon the past 15 years. Elaine’s pioneering ventures inspired her to develop a unique set of skills that formed the backbone of her story and still makes an impact on her business and social life today.
Liliam M. Lopez
South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Liliam is a co-founder of the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) in 1994 and the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation serving as President/CEO of both organizations. Through her leadership, the SFLHCC has become one of the most important and influential chambers of the U.S. with over 1,250 members. She plans, coordinates and implements over 20 chamber events annually for the membership of the organization. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree with a major in Political Science from St. Thomas University.