Ana Valdez is the Executive Director of The Latino Donor Collaborative, and a Principal and Co-Founder of Valdez Productions & Consulting, Inc. An American marketing, media and political consultant, Ana was born and raised in Mexico City, studied and worked in Spain, Switzerland and the U.S., and currently lives in Los Angeles. Together with the incredible group of national business leaders on the board of the LDC, she works everyday to create a realistic image of the American Latino community nationwide. Ana and her team accomplish this by partnering with top universities and think tanks to present information that clearly shows the importance of Latinos for the economy and growth of the US, and by partnering with media and PR giants to distribute such information. Additionally, the LDC has developed close partnerships with ad agencies, CMOs and content creators to create realistic portrayal of Hispanics in media, avoid stereotypes, and show the kind of impact this community has at all levels. Ana brings along her 25 years of experience in marketing, media creation, and communications. She is an expert in the New American Economy. Ms. Valdez also has a personal mission of making a difference at all levels, and has served in various corporate and non-profit boards, such as SiTV Cable Channel, Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), and The Trust for Public Land. She currently chairs the board of trustees of Southern California Public Radio (KPCC).