Latinas Today

Corteva Agriscience Names Anne Alonzo as Senior VP, Chief Sustainability Officer

Anne Alonzo has joined Corteva Agriscience as the company’s senior vice president for external affairs and chief sustainability officer. She will report to Chief Executive Officer James C. Collins, Jr. and is responsible for setting strategy and leading the company’s external affairs function, which includes corporate communications, global corporate responsibility, government & industry affairs, and product advocacy.

Most recently, Alonzo served as President and CEO of the American Egg Board, the checkoff arm of the U.S. egg industry, where she directed national campaigns in advertising, public relations, consumer education, retail, food service, export marketing and egg nutrition.

“I am delighted to welcome Anne Alonzo to Corteva. As a highly experienced leader in our industry she has a unique blend of experience across the public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors that will greatly benefit us as we work to advance a sustainable global agriculture ecosystem,” said Collins. “We established Corteva as a new kind of agriculture company and Anne’s expertise and experience will accelerate the progress we have already made to drive more sustainable, collaborative practices across our business.”

Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal Named Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) announced Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal as the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque. She is expected to begin on May 3, 2020.

“I look forward to Josefa’s leadership of the NHCC in the months ahead as we approach a time when our museums and cultural institutions can safely be reopened to the public,” stated Debra Garcia y Griego, Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. “Ms. Gonzalez Mariscal and the Department officially agreed to an offer in early March. A decision was made to postpone the announcement due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus outbreak.”

At the NHCC, Gonzalez Mariscal will work with staff directors to create, develop, and implement programs consistent with the center’s mission; manage a staff that works in the areas of administration, history and literary arts, performing arts, and visual arts; advocate for funding of the center’s programs and assist the NHCC Foundation with fundraising initiatives; and raise the profile of the NHCC locally, nationally, and internationally.

Gonzalez Mariscal previously spent 20 years as a fine arts appraiser and consultant. Recently, she curated the collection for the soon-to-be-inaugurated Mexico City offices of the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, and she was a consultant for Muzo Emerald Colombia concerning marine archaeological artifacts and significant colonial pieces from the Americas.

Cinthia Flores Appointed to the California Agricultural Labor Relations

Cinthia Flores has been a staff attorney at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights since 2017. Flores served in several positions at the University of California, Los Angeles Labor Center from 2015 to 2017, including Dream Resource Center director and Central America Project manager.

Flores was an associate attorney at Holguin, Garfield, Martinez, and Quiñonez from 2015 to 2016. In 2015, Governor Brown appointed Flores to the Health Professions Education Foundation.

Currently, she also serves on the board for Latinas Lead California Political Action Committee, an organization dedicated to electing Latinas to local, state, and federal office. Flores is a graduate of the Front Line Leaders Academy and the New American Leaders Project – electoral campaign leadership development programs focused on training progressive and immigrant communities to run for office.

She is a member of the Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees, treasurer for Latinas Lead California, vice president for the Latina Lawyers Bar Association and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.