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.
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.
Charles P. Garcia
Charlie Garcia is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Garcia Trujillo, a merchant banking, venture capital and consulting firm focused on the Hispanic market in the United States and Latin America. In 2006, he sold his investment banking firm which he founded in 1997.
He has served on the boards of two Fortune 500 companies: the board of directors of Winn-Dixie Stores and an advisory council of Aetna. The Obama administration re-appointed him to the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors whose 15-member board, which includes four U.S. Senators and four members of the U.S. House of Representatives, elected him as Chairman in three consecutive years. In 2001, then Governor Jeb Bush appointed him to two terms on the seven member Florida State Board of Education, responsible for all public education in Florida and an annual budget of $15 billion. Hispanic Business magazine recognized Mr. Garcia as one of the "100 most influential Hispanics in the United States." He is the author of two books on leadership: A Message from Garcia that was ranked #6 on the Wall Street Journal Best Seller list and Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows published by McGraw Hill. He received his law degree in 1994 from Columbia Law School, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983 from the U.S. Air Force Academy achieving the rank of Deputy Wing Commander. Charlie and his family reside in Boca Raton, Florida.
David Hernandez is the CEO of Liberty Power, the company he co-founded in 2001. Liberty Power is the largest independent retail electricity supplier in the United States. And it's one of the top ten largest Hispanic-owned companies in the nation, according to Hispanic Business magazine. Liberty Power is a strategic sourcing partner for more than 200,000 business and residential accounts across 14 states, including 100 of the Fortune 500 companies.
In 2013, David was honored as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. The same year, he was named Businessman of the Year by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, David was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as a Diamond Award Winner. In 2004, he was awarded NYU Stern’s Distinguished Alumni Award. A native of Cuba, David graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Palm Beach, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and later earned an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business. David serves on the board of the Cuba Study Group and the Latino Donors Collaborative
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.