Advisory Council members are appointed by the Chairman of Corporate Creations and serve in an advisory capacity to the Chairman. Advisory Council members do not receive any compensation for serving on the Corporate Creations Advisory Council.
Joaquin R. Carbonell III
Joaquin Carbonell retired as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of AT&T Wireless. Previously, he was Vice President and Group Counsel of wireless services for BellSouth Enterprises. Prior to that, he served as President of BellSouth Europe where he supervised cellular business operations in Germany and Denmark. Prior to his European assignment, he was BellSouth Enterprises President for Latin America where his responsibilities included overseeing operations and business development activities for that region. He began his career with BellSouth in 1980 as an attorney with Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company. He received his J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law, and he is a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Boston College. In 1989, he was named an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow at Stanford University where he received a Masters Degree in Management. A native of Camaguey, Cuba, Joaquin resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
John M. Esquivel
After 32 years with Shell Oil Company, John Esquivel retired in 2011 as the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel. John is currently on the board of American Leadership Forum and International Leadership Institute, a global faith based organization that trains church leaders around the world. He also serves as a Trustee for the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He served on the Corporate Board of Advisors for the National Council of La Raza, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the nation, and he served on the Executive Advisory Board for the Shell Oil Company Hispanic Employees Network. He recently completed his service on the Ronald McDonald House board in Houston. John received his B.B.A. in Accounting from St. Mary's University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan. John and his wife Minerva have two adult children. John and his family have gone on mission trips to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Navajo Nation, Mexico, Venezuela, Honduras, Peru, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Vietnam, Thailand and Mongolia.
Alfred Garcia is a private investor. He was Vice President of Technology Business Development at America Online. Prior to that, he practiced transactional law as a partner of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler and Marmaro LLP in Los Angeles, California. He received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and he received his B.S. degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Florida. He is married to Claudia Garcia. They have three children. Alfred and his family reside in Virginia.
Dean C. Lovett
Dean Lovett is a private investor and community leader. He was the majority owner and operator of Cellular One of Berrien County, Michigan, from its inception in 1989 until its sale in 1996. Cellular One of Berrien County was listed in the 1995 Private 100 ranking of Michigan's fastest growing privately held companies. He received his MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and he is a certified public accountant in Maryland. He is married to Pamela Jean Lovett, and they have six children. Dean and his family reside in North Carolina.
Ralph Morera was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bacardi Limited until his retirement in July 2009. Bacardi Limited, the parent company of all Bacardi companies, is the largest privately held spirits company in the world. His responsibilities included financial reporting including implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley, information technology, risk management, treasury and tax global functions. He is a certified public accountant and was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers for more than 20 years serving public and private clients of the firm. During his career as a certified public accountant, he practiced in the offices located in New York, Puerto Rico and Miami. His current activities range from participating in the board of directors of listed companies as well as nonprofit organizations. He is a graduate of Pace University of New York City and has been an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. While a resident of Miami, he participated in various community activities including Board of Directors Chairman of the American Red Cross of Greater Miami, Board Member of the Beacon Council, Goodwill Industries of South Florida and President of the Cuban American CPA Association. Ralph and his family reside in Miami, Florida.
Ramon A. Rodriguez
Ray Rodriguez serves on the board of directors Republic Services, a NYSE company in the solid waste industry. Active in community affairs, he serves on the board of directors of WPBT Channel 2, Holy Cross Hospital and Broward Center for the Performing Arts Center. He served on the board of directors of Barnett Bank of Broward County. He is a former President of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former Chairman of the Florida Board of Accountancy. Prior to its sale in 2009, he was Treasurer and a shareholder of DME Corporation, a manufacturing company involved in the aerospace and defense business. He received his B.B.A. degree with a major in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University, and he completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1983. Ray and his family reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Nina Vaca is Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle, an information technology services provider to Fortune 500 companies. Pinnacle is one of the largest companies in the Hispanic Business 500. She serves on the board of directors of two NYSE companies: Comerica Incorporated and Kohl's Corporation. She is Chairman Emeritus of United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and she serves as a founding board member of Startup America Partnership. Nina and her family reside in Dallas, Texas.