Chairman, Maurice Calderón established the Inland Empire Hispanic Leadership Council in 2007. Together with a collection of Hispanic civic leaders from San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, he visualized a presence of a uniform Hispanic voice that would guide policies within the business, education, health and public policy areas to champion for the citizens of the Hispanic community. Today, the Council has created a strong network of informed Hispanic civic leaders who serve on a variety of policy making boards.
Jaime Hurtado is presently the Manager of Trade Delegations and International Business Matching at the Office of Foreign Trade for the County of Riverside.
Previously, he was the Chief of Staff for Fifth District County Board of Supervisor Marion Ashley. For the last 30 years he has focused his efforts in public service, community and Governmental Affairs. Since 2003, as a District 5 staff member, he works closely with Supervisor Ashley on a variety of projects in the Fifth Supervisorial District.
A consummate service professional dedicated to helping you with all your business banking and lending needs, Natalye Lopez has 14 years in the Plastics Industry where she learned hands on all the major roles in operating a business. She partners with her clients to help each them achieve the best business results. She provides a combination of skilled and practical lending insight along with passion for providing friendly, high touch to her clients.
Brenda Garcia is a Program Manager with LCC3 Construction Services, Inc. She has been with the company fifteen years. She is a trusted leader in providing construction and program managements services to K-12 public schools. She received her Master of Business Administration Degree and Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Cal Poly Pomona. She currently serves as treasurer for the IEHLC organization. Brenda and her husband, Joey, have three children and live in Fontana.
Yvette Walker is a small business owner of Premier, a full-service marketing and public relations firm, an active member of the community, and serves as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Upland, CA. With the support of the IEHLC Board, she spearheaded the first annual ‘Latino Health Summit’ which has been conducted at Riverside University Health Systems (2016) as well as San Antonio Regional Hospital (2017), and Chaired the 2017 resurgence of the ‘Educational Summit’, first conducted at the University of Redlands and most recently conducted at the University of La Verne.
Ruben Escalante is a partner in the Labor and Employment and Business Trial Practice Group. He is a co-team leader of the firm’s self-storage industry team, and a member of the firm’s pro bono committee. He practices throughout California as a litigator and consultant, and is a Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative.
Mr. Escalante specializes in representing clients in complex business litigation, labor and employment matters, and class actions as a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment and Business Trial Practice Groups.
Laura Morales is the mother of three, Ruben age 23 who just completed one tour in the US Navy and
currently working as a reserve in the Navy, Nicholas age 18 a senior in high school and Isabella age 14 a
freshman in high school. Laura spends most of her free time when any on the softball field with her
daughter watching her play travel softball. Laura also enjoys working out every day, dancing, beach
Dennis Gutierrez joined Supervisor Marion Ashley’s team in July, 2014 as a Legislative Assistant. Dennis’ previous experience includes 21 years with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, where he served as the sheriff department’s public information officer for two Sheriffs. During his tenure with the sheriff’s department, he oversaw the Media Information Bureau. During his tenure of the M.I.B., his unit received the department’s “Distinguished Service” Award for excellence. He also served as Riverside County Sheriff’s Department first “Hispanic Outreach” Liaison with distinction.
Currently a Fellow for the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) Fellowship Program, Meghan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California Irvine and minor in Digital Information Systems from their School of Information and Computer Sciences in 2017.
Meghan was the External Vice President for Filipinos Unifying Scientist-Engineers in an Organized Network and the Corporate Outreach Coordinator for HackUCI, providing educational and career opportunities for minority groups across her campus.