Hispanic C-Suite Corp. Council in Troy Names Three to Board of Directors

The Hispanic C-Suite Corp. Council (HC3) in Troy has appointed Leslie Sanchez, Jorge Ferraez, and Ana Mollinedo Mims to its board of directors.
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The Hispanic C-Suite Corp. Council (HC3) in Troy has appointed three new members to its board of directors. // Photo courtesy of HC3

The Hispanic C-Suite Corp. Council (HC3) in Troy has appointed Leslie Sanchez, Jorge Ferraez, and Ana Mollinedo Mims to its board of directors.

According to HC3, the move is part of its commitment to enhance the development, leadership, and philanthropic efforts of Hispanic executives and fortify the Hispanic influence within their respective companies, industries, and communities.

“Our goal is unambiguous — we aim to bridge the gap in Hispanic leadership through comprehensive development programs and advocacy that leverages the exceptional business acumen, talents, and contributions of Hispanic professionals within the corporate world,” says George Herrera, chairman of the board, and Andre Arbelaez, president and CEO of HC3.

Sanchez is a media entrepreneur, author, and political analyst for CBS News. Based in Washington, D.C., she is an expert on trends affecting women and the Hispanic/Latino markets. Her work includes campaigns for Fortune 100 companies, early stage startups, political candidates, and global nonprofits. In 2019, Sanchez was named a Johns Hopkins University Leadership Fellow.

Sanchez previously held several political and government-related appointments, including director of the White House Initiative on Hispanic Education under former President George W. Bush. She is a fifth-generation Texan who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University, and an MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She currently serves on the board of trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

Ferraez is a bi-national businessman who runs the U.S. operation of the Ferraez Publications Group in Dallas. He publishes Latino Leaders Magazine, which covers the Latino/Hispanic leadership business community. He also hosts numerous programs and conferences in the U.S. to showcase Latinos in leadership positions in areas such as the C-suite, board, and business ownership.

Ferraez is also co-founder of Líderes Mexicanos, in Mexico, which has been in circulation for 34 years. He also is the publisher of Petróleo & Energía magazine, which covers the oil and gas industry in Mexico.

Mollinedo Mims has more than 25 years of experience working with boards, founders, venture capital firms, and Fortune 100 companies. She has worked to drive growth strategies, solve complex market issues, deliver go to market product solutions, and transform operational processes through integrated digital technology.

She has team leadership experience across 150 countries in highly technical and regulated industries, and an understanding of emerging markets including China, India, and the Middle East.

Originally born in Havana, Cuba, Mollinedo Mims holds degrees and post-graduate certifications from Harvard Business School, Dartmouth Tuck-Singapore Management University, Nova Southeastern University, Florida State University/ASAE, and Barry University.