GHSB Managing Partner Bonifacio Bonny Garcia participated in Marymount California University’s Excellence in Leadership Speakers’ Series. The Speaker Series brings prominent California leaders to Marymount’s Ocean View campus in Palos Verdes to discuss leadership challenges, styles and opportunities. The ninth event in the Speaker Series focused on Latino Leadership. The panel focused on the problem of and potential solutions for overcoming the significant under-representation of Latinos in leadership positions within industry, academia and government. Bonny was joined by Dr. Jorge Carreon, President of International Health Consultants and Dr. Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, Senior Policy Advisor and Director of Education and Workforce Development for the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Ted Martinez Jr., Former Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education and former Superintendent of the Santa Ana and Pomona Unified School Districts. Bonny was invited on account of his role as General Counsel for the California League of Cities Latino Caucus, General Counsel for the California Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators and his service on the Boards of the Advancement Project, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. and Marymount California University.
“It was a privilege and fun to participate on this panel and bring attention to the lack of Latino leaders in our society”, said Mr. Garcia “I am extremely pleased that Marymount California University is at the forefront with these type of leadership issues as well.”
The event was attended by students and faculty of Marymount University and followed by a reception. The panel discussion was filmed and will be posted on Marymount California University’s website and YouTube channel.