This is the second of a five-part series. Part one is here.
Analisa Crawford is a bilingual mindset coach, national speaker, and a leader in the Wisconsin community. She grew up in Panama and moved to Wisconsin in 2015. And she quickly became a pillar in the Latino community, working with several organizations, such as Mercadera, Latinas Connect, BizStarts, Negozee, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee and Poderosa Collective. She often volunteers her time as a coach to support Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, especially women, on how to scale their business and improve their mindset. She is also Supply Chain and Trade Compliance Import Specialist at CNH Industrial in Racine. She earned a bachelor’s degree in maritime logistics at the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá and a master’s in project management from Universidad Interamericana de Panamá.
Manuel Santiago is director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, a role he’s held for more than nine years. He spent the previous 21 years at Marquette University, as coordinator of multicultural programs and associate director of the Health Careers Opportunities Program. He serves on the board of directors of the Wisconsin chapter of the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de Puerto Rico and a master’s in educational administration and leadership from Marquette.
Edgar Hernandez has been senior manager of multicultural business strategy at TruStage (formerly CUNA Mutual Group) since 2017. In that role, his goal is to collect, analyze and share multicultural consumer insights to help credit unions retain and attract new members with relevant products and services. He previously spent nearly 10 years in several roles at American Family Insurance and two years as associate director of La Casa de Esperanza in Milwaukee. He volunteers as a bilingual finance coach at Lighthouse Church, where he also serves on the board of directors. He earned a degree in finance at Iowa State and an MBA at the University of Wisconsin School of Business.
Jorge Antezana is interim CEO of the Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce, a role he assumed earlier this year after serving as vice president of operations. He is also a technology education consultant for DANEnet and owns his own consultancy. He came to Madison after many years in business, technology and finance in Lima, Peru. He volunteers as a business mentor with SCORE and previously served on the board of the local chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens. He earned a degree in computer and system engineering at Universidad de San Martín de Porres and MBA at Universidad del Pacifico, both in Lima.
Selena (Trejo) Rzepiejewski serves Appleton Area School District as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator at the middle school level, a role she just took on earlier this year. After earning a degree in social work from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2017, she worked for several non-profit agencies, helping people to navigate various struggles and obstacles such as Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health, the Criminal Justice system, the Child Welfare system, and Domestic Violence. She recently joined the Latino Fest planning committee and the Latino Professionals Association of Northeast Wisconsin.
Amanda Hernandez is Vice President, Community Accountability Officer at Associated Bank. She took on that role in March 2022 after eight years as director of program development at the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network. She serves on the board of VIA Community Development Center and the enrollment committee of St. Joan Andita High School in Milwaukee.
Taheréh DeLeón has been principal for five years at Hawthorne Elementary School in Waukesha. She served as Principal at Whittier Elementary for one year, five years as dean of students, and seven years as a second grade dual language teacher. She was one of just 16 principals in Wisconsin selected for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Principal Leaders Award this year. She earned a degree in multilingual education from UW-Milwaukee and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Marian University in Fond du Lac.
Robert Cordova is chief technology and strategy officer for the Milwaukee Bucks, where he is responsible for the design, commissioning and operation of the award-winning Fiserv Forum arena, home of the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks; while building and enabling IT, cyber security, data analytics and digital disciplines for the business and front office. Before joining the Bucks in 2018, he spent seven years as Principal Architect/Regional Chief Technology Officer for AT&T and many other roles over a 40-year career in technology. He was named CIO of the Year for 2019 by the Milwaukee Business Journal. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Yale University.
Part three coming tomorrow!