Meet the ALPFA Solutions Team

RAYMOND J. ARROYO

RAYMOND J. ARROYO

President, ALPFA Solutions

Raymond’s extensive background includes 25 years of experience with Fortune 100 companies as a senior executive in both human resources and business roles. Raymond, a former Aetna chief diversity officer reporting to the CEO, was recognized as a top Hispanic executive in the U.S. in two consecutive years. During his tenure, Aetna achieved a Top 19 company for diversity rating, a marked improvement from its previous altogether exclusion from the list.

Raymond also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as a Senior Fellow of Plaza Institute as well as a member of its Global Enterprise Studies program. He served on ALPFA’s and chaired NSHMBA’s Corporate Advisory Boards and served as President of PRIMER, as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Hartford, a Treasurer and Officer of the Wheeler Clinic Board of Trustees, and a board member of the National Hispanic Medical Association. He is a former chairman of HACU’s Corporate and Philanthropic Council as well as a member of HACU’s Governing Board.

Raymond earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from New York University and a governance certificate from Harvard University.

Solutions Team


BETSY SILVA

BETSY SILVA

Recognized as a 2013 Corporate Elite Top 25 Executives, Betsy has more than 20 years of experience, spanning 13 countries, in senior-level operations, HR and global diversity leadership. She is a bilingual expert in coaching, global diversity and inclusion leadership development and multicultural marketing.


DIANE CRAIG

DIANE CRAIG

A global, sought-after speaker who’s a faculty member of the Canadian Management Centre. Her distinct value is her ability to deliver compelling solutions in a dynamic, engaging and inspiring communication style. She’s fluently bilingual, has travelled extensively and brings hands-on, world-class experience on cultural diversities to the North American boardroom.


DR. XAVIER HERNANDEZ

DR. XAVIER HERNANDEZ

A Board Certified Coach and management consultant in the areas of learning, organization development and talent management. He has worked with a variety of leaders and teams, including Fortune 100 companies. Xavier leverages strengths-based approaches and systems thinking to create sustainable impact.


RAFAEL DIAZ-GRANADOS

RAFAEL DIAZ-GRANADOS

An accomplished Fortune 10 senior executive with a focus on restructuring and optimizing international businesses. Recently he finished a project as the Simplification Leader reporting directly for the CEO of GE Healthcare ($18+ billion healthcare division). The project resulted in a complete redesign of the organization and almost a $1 billion reduction SG&A.


DR. JERRY LUFTMAN

DR. JERRY LUFTMAN

Combines the strengths of CIO/practitioner, management consultant, and academic with proficiency in business-IT alignment and trends in IT, 18 books, published research, consulting, mentoring, and teaching/speaking engagements exemplify his expertise and leadership.


CYNTHIA NERANGIS

CYNTHIA NERANGIS

Specializes in training global managers, teams and expatriates to achieve an enhanced global mindset. Cynthia is a leading facilitator and expert in cultural competency and cultural sensitivity. She has extensive experience across a wide range of industries and countries helping clients learn valuable tools to adapt, thrive, and succeed around the world.


TONI RICCARDI

TONI RICCARDI

A former PwC principal and member of its 13 member Management Committee. She leads The Conference Board’s D&I New Leaders’ Academy. Toni previously served as The Conference Board’s SVP of HR and Chief Diversity Officer and was the content expert for The Board’s external diversity content and programs.


YOLANDA LASSALLE

YOLANDA LASSALLE

Innovative professional with 20+ years of experience in Manufacturing, EHS, Validations, Project Management, Materials Management, Training and Operational Excellence in the Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage industries. Remarkable ability at planning, organization, influencing and execution. Strategic planning and change management. Bilingual English and Spanish.


DR. ADAM ARROYOS

DR. ADAM ARROYOS

Is a leading provider of thought leadership, training, and technology designed to enable and facilitate collective impact in companies, communities, and collaborations. He is the author of “PerformanceGPA®,” a book that focuses on how to achieve high performance through serving and investing in others.


AUGUST TOSCANO

AUGUST TOSCANO

Served as EVP of HR at Regions Financial Corporation, leading the HR function for the company’s East Region, comprised of $42 billion in assets, 5,000 employees, and 593 banking offices. His career spans across a variety of industries including oil and gas, consumer product/retail, and financial services.


ALBA GONZALEZ NYLANDER

ALBA GONZALEZ NYLANDER

Is an award-winning video producer and managing partner of AJ Media Services LLC, located near Nashville, TN. She provides professional digital media services to corporations, non- profits, small businesses, universities and government agencies. She’s a graduate of the Leadership Franklin Class 2014 – 2015 and Emerging Leaders SBA 2015. DWBE, WBENC, SMWBE, DBE, MOB, MBE, SBE EDWOSB.


JENNIFER FRITZ

JENNIFER FRITZ

Is a managing partner, Producer, Head of Cinematography of AJ Media Services LLC. Among her many projects, Jennifer has worked for Opryland, Fox17 and the Nashville Film Festival.


THERESA BARRERA-SHAW

THERESA BARRERA-SHAW

Is a former Supply Chain executive at Wal-Mart who grew the diverse supplier base from $4.2 billion in 2007 to $11.8 billion in 2012. Her personal interests and strengths include driving sales and profit margin, process improvement, designing world-class customer service processes, driving change management, and enabling workforce and supplier inclusion.


DAISY AGUILAR

DAISY AGUILAR

With more than 22 years at DuPont and Johnson & Johnson, Daisy has demonstrated excellence in defining strategies to increase employee engagement. She has expertise in leadership, organizational effectiveness, and change-management, leadership development and training. She’s a Certified Multipliers Facilitators, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Coach.


NANCY DI DIA

NANCY DI DIA

Is a change leader and ICF certified executive coach who heads the US Office of D&I for Boehringer Ingelheim USA. More than 25 years experience, with specialties in HR, coaching, change management, organizational development, women’s leadership, executive presence, facilitation, LGBT education.


GUILLERMO ROSALES

GUILLERMO ROSALES

Is an accomplished executive with over 22 years experience in leadership roles with a solid track record leading growth for global organizations and helping clients maximize their value through IT services. He’s a strategic, forward thinker and global leader.


DAVID W. WEBSTER

DAVID W. WEBSTER

David is a regional Emmy Award winner and VHTA “Rising Pineapple Award” winner, a global motivational speaker and the author of “How to change someone’s mind.” His 30-year study of person-to-person communication patterns has allowed him to recognized what we must do in order to positively guide another person’s energy and thoughts in conversation. From owner to upper management, supervisor to staff or staff to clients, David can teach the steps of “Positive Persuasion” to anyone who is willing to listen to his powerful and entertaining speeches or take his hilariously fun communication workshops.


DANIEL GUTIERREZ

DANIEL GUTIERREZ

Daniel is an international business consultant, radio personality, motivational speaker and spiritual teacher who has inspired people to make positive changes that lead to success. Leveraging his experience, infectious humor, and belief that there is greatness in each of us, he has helped individuals all over the world. Based in Los Angeles, Daniel has been the cover story in Latin Business Magazine and listed in its “Top 100 Hispanics.” Daniel has also been the cover story of Cypen Magazine and was featured in the documentary film Luminous WorldViews as one of 18 world renowned thought leaders in the area of transformation and leadership.


LORI RUFF

LORI RUFF

Lori is ALPFA’s chief branding officer and is a long-standing authority on social media, ecommerce, branding, and building engaged and loyal communities of fans, advocates and influencers. She is a LinkedIn Ambassador, and Forbes has included her in every release of their Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers’ list. She is currently ranked #7 Social Media Power Influencer Woman globally by CEO World (in cooperation with Pew Research and Neilson). She is a 2014 Top 100 (Social Media) Community Manager, American Genius Beat Top 50 Industry Influencer, WE Magazine’s Top 101 Women in eCommerce, Moody’s 50 Favorite People of 2012 & 2014 and Webbiquity’s #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women Writers. Her latest of 8 books is “Suite Branding: The Ultimate Guide to Personal Branding for Today’s Top Performers.”

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