RamirezAlfred Ramirez is the Principal Consultant and Owner of Diverse Strategies. He previously served as Director of Operations at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. Alfred has held several White House appointments, including Special Assistant to the President as Associate Director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel; Senior Advisor at the Corporation for National Service; and Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans at the U.S. Department of Education. Alfred began his career as faculty adviser and assistant director of admissions and minority recruitment for Columbia University. He was special assistant to former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros and a corporate recruiter and human resource specialist at Transamerica. After serving as managing director for INROADS Los Angeles, Alfred directed a $3-million Mattel Foundation initiative to involve parents and community members in their schools. He served as President of the National Community for Latino Leadership; Executive Director of Diversity Focus; Principal Consultant for diversity initiatives at ACT, Inc.; President of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and Vice President of Government Relations and Diversity at Group O. A W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellow and a National Urban Fellow, Alfred was selected as one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s 100 Influentials and was selected by the Des Moines Register newspaper as one of Iowa’s Top Influentials. He currently serves on the boards of Iowa Public Television, National Latino Children’s Institute, the local YMCA, and the Johns Hopkins University Leadership Management Program. He is also a former member of the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs and the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN). B.A.