About the LOFT Investors Forum

The LOFT Investors Forum is a unique initiative centered around educational trainings for Latino institutional investment professionals including: trustees, investment staff, asset managers, and other relevant industry stakeholders. The Forum’s goal are to: 1) provide educational opportunities related to investments and best practices, tailored to trustees; 2) foster a robust network of Latino trustees and investors, and; 3) develop a platform for promising, young Latino professionals to grow into senior roles within asset management.

About HHF

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established by the White House in 1987 – inspires, prepares, and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles with satellite work spaces in New York, Silicon Valley, San Antonio, and Miami.

LOFT Investors Forum Team

Betty Salanic, Director, LOFT Investors Forum

Jessica Herrera, Manager, LOFT Investors Forum

Julie Fox, Manager, LOFT Investors Forum

Advisory Committee

Emanuel Pleitez, Chairman, Hispanic Heritage Foundation; Former Trustee, Los Angeles Fire Police Pensions 

Betty Salanic, Director of LOFT Investors Forum

David Corpus, Trustee, Teachers Retirement System, Texas

Ray Sanchez, Trustee, New York City Employees’ Retirement System

Elisa Velazquez, Trustee, New York City Employees’ Retirement System

Stacie Olivares-Castain, Managing Director, California Organized Investment Network

Dr. Joe Guzman, Professor, Michigan State University

Herman Santos, Trustee, Los Angeles County Employees’ Retirement Association

Belinda Vega, Trustee, Los Angeles Fire Police Pensions

Nilza Serrano, Trustee, Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System

Edgar Hernandez, Service Employees’ International Union

Monika Mantilla, CEO, Altura Capital Partner; Managing Partner, Small Business Community Capital

Ken Gurrola, CEO, Eastridge Capital

Mina Pacheco Nazemi, Founder, Aldea Capital Partners 

Gustavo Alberelli, Managing Director, Sunstone Partners

Ruby Muñoz-Dang, Trustee, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County