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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Captain Leonard Purvis is the commander of the Hemet Sheriff’s Station which provides service and protection to approximately 120,000 residents and covers over 700 square miles of Riverside County. The Hemet Sheriff’s Station provides police services to the City of San Jacinto, Mount San Jacinto Community College, and Soboba Reservation. Additionally, the Hemet Sheriff’s Station provides law enforcement service to the unincorporated communities of Aguanga, Anza, Cahuilla, East Hemet, Garner Valley, Gilman Hot Springs, Green Acres, Idyllwild, Lake Riverside, Mountain Center, Pine Cove, Pine Meadows, Ramona, Sage, Santa Rosa, Soboba Hot Springs, and Valle Vista.
Alex Madrid is a Labor Leader with Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) Business Representative. He started his career with the Carpenters Union in 1975 and has had 44-years with the Carpenters Union. His field experience includes 20 years of bridge construction and 10 years of commercial wood framing. He worked on such high-profile projects such as 91⁄15 Freeway Interchange, 30⁄330 Freeway Interchange, Light Rail in San Diego, and the 5⁄805 Freeway Split.
Linda Miranda holds a 20-year tenure with the San Bernardino County Office of Education in her current position as Special Assistant to County Superintendent Ted Alejandre, whereby she provides support as a program manager and public affairs liaison in promoting and advocating educational programs countywide. Linda has been extensively involved over 30 years in community efforts and held leadership positions in professional, civic, and service groups via numerous groups to include: Esperanza Scholarship Foundation, Soroptimist of Montclair/Inland Valleys, Inland Empire Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Executive Women International, Sinfonia Mexicana, etc.
Allen Ulibarri, a 25-year company veteran, is senior vice president and Commercial Banking Leader of Southern California for the Inland Empire for Wells Fargo Bank. Appointed to his position in 2017, he currently has responsibility for 16 team members servicing privately-owned businesses and their owners from business locations in Ontario, Corona, and Rancho Mirage.
Ulibarri is active in the local community having held several board positions, he served as a Cabinet Member in Greater Los Angeles and Wells Fargo’s Community Support Campaign which raised over $5 million in personal team member cash contributions to benefit local nonprofit organizations.
Vanessa currently works for state Senator Connie M. Leyva who represents California’s 20th Senate District. She began her political career working for the late Senator Nell Soto and then proceeded to work for Congressman Joe Baca. She has worked on behalf of the Democratic National Committee as well as the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) as a Finance Staff Member overseeing the successful implementation of the Democratic National Convention Finance Operation in Denver and Charlotte as well as the 2013 PIC Finance Operation.
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.