The Latino Data Collaborative Think Tank (LDCTT) researches and highlights the vital contributions of American Latinos to the U.S. economy and GDP.
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The LDC engages in initiatives like presentations, forums and outreach to provide decision-makers with free, vital information on the contributions of American Latinos, aiding informed resource allocation.
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Ana Valdez

President & CEO
Latino Donor Collaborative

Ana Valdez is the President and CEO of The Latino Donor Collaborative. She is an American marketing, media, research, and political expert and thought leader with 30 years of experience in business, media, and the corporate world. Born and raised in Mexico City, she has studied and worked in Mexico, Europe, and the United States. She has lived in Los Angeles, California, since 1997. Valdez began her career at Nielsen, where she developed the company’s largest market research client base. She then worked for Banamex, now Citibank, attracting multi-billion-dollar foreign investors and helping them identify the best business opportunities in the country. Since then, she has worked at the United Nations in Geneva, the Clinton Administration in Washington, DC, and has collaborated with companies such as Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, CBRE, Morgan Stanley, and McDonald’s, among others.

Since 2014, Valdez has served as the executive leader of the Latino Donor Collaborative, working directly with corporate CEOs and the C-suite to establish a think tank called the Latino Data Collaborative. The LDC produces economic data and business fact-based tools to identify market growth opportunities and develop innovative strategies to engage the new mainstream consumer. Research partners include Columbia, Stanford, UCLA, ASU, Bain, BCG, Accenture, and NERA. As the CEO, Ana has transformed LDC’s data into a tool for all American resource allocators: CEOs, the C-suite, and institutions such as the Federal Reserve, the White House, and the Joint Economic Council of Congress.

At the same time, Ana has served on the board of trustees of Southern California Public Radio since 2011 and chaired the board from 2016 to 2020. During those four years, Ana led the national search for a new CEO and made a deliberate strategic effort to create growth by using fact-based data to identify additional audiences.

Some additional board participation:
– SiTV Cable Channel
– American Public Media Group- CEO Search Committee
– Minnesota Public Radio
– The Trust for Public Land National Board – Chair of Diversity Task Force
– Los Angeles Universal Preschool Board of Directors (LAUP)- Chair of the Government Relations Committee
– Children’s Bureau- Chair of the Public Outreach Committee
– LA Mayor’s Small Business Board
– Green Leadership Trust- Founding member
– UCLA Department of Statistics, Advisory Board
– Center Dance Arts Board, Los Angeles Music Center
– The White House Fellowship and of The Eisenhower Fellowship Regional Selection Committee

Ana has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Latinos in America in 2018 by Hispanic Magazine, one of the Top 50 Most Influential Latinas in the United States in 2020, one of the Top 100 Latinas by Latino Leaders Magazine in 2021, and one of the eight CHANGEMAKERS within the 2022 Fifty Most Powerful Latinas by ALPFA, 100 Top Latino Leaders in 2022 by Latino Leaders Magazine, Top Latina Leaders 2023 in Latino Leaders Magazine, and nominated for Inspiring Women of the Year in 2023 by the LA Times, to name a few. She is a sought-after national and international speaker, having worked as an assistant professor at Tec de Monterrey, an on-air political and media analyst for Fox11 and Univision, and a blogger for MyFoxParents.com, Huffington Post, and CNN online. She is a best-selling published co-author of the book Extraordinary Latinas in March 2023.

Ana Valdez

President & CEO
Latino Donor Collaborative

Ana Valdez is the President and CEO of The Latino Donor Collaborative. She is an American marketing, media, research, and political expert and thought leader with 30 years of experience in business, media, and the corporate world. Born and raised in Mexico City, she has studied and worked in Mexico, Europe, and the United States. She has lived in Los Angeles, California, since 1997. Valdez began her career at Nielsen, where she developed the company’s largest market research client base. She then worked for Banamex, now Citibank, attracting multi-billion-dollar foreign investors and helping them identify the best business opportunities in the country. Since then, she has worked at the United Nations in Geneva, the Clinton Administration in Washington, DC, and has collaborated with companies such as Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, CBRE, Morgan Stanley, and McDonald’s, among others.

Since 2014, Valdez has served as the executive leader of the Latino Donor Collaborative, working directly with corporate CEOs and the C-suite to establish a think tank called the Latino Data Collaborative. The LDC produces economic data and business fact-based tools to identify market growth opportunities and develop innovative strategies to engage the new mainstream consumer. Research partners include Columbia, Stanford, UCLA, ASU, Bain, BCG, Accenture, and NERA. As the CEO, Ana has transformed LDC’s data into a tool for all American resource allocators: CEOs, the C-suite, and institutions such as the Federal Reserve, the White House, and the Joint Economic Council of Congress.

At the same time, Ana has served on the board of trustees of Southern California Public Radio since 2011 and chaired the board from 2016 to 2020. During those four years, Ana led the national search for a new CEO and made a deliberate strategic effort to create growth by using fact-based data to identify additional audiences.

Some additional board participation:
– SiTV Cable Channel
– American Public Media Group- CEO Search Committee
– Minnesota Public Radio
– The Trust for Public Land National Board – Chair of Diversity Task Force
– Los Angeles Universal Preschool Board of Directors (LAUP)- Chair of the Government Relations Committee
– Children’s Bureau- Chair of the Public Outreach Committee
– LA Mayor’s Small Business Board
– Green Leadership Trust- Founding member
– UCLA Department of Statistics, Advisory Board
– Center Dance Arts Board, Los Angeles Music Center
– The White House Fellowship and of The Eisenhower Fellowship Regional Selection Committee

Ana has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Latinos in America in 2018 by Hispanic Magazine, one of the Top 50 Most Influential Latinas in the United States in 2020, one of the Top 100 Latinas by Latino Leaders Magazine in 2021, and one of the eight CHANGEMAKERS within the 2022 Fifty Most Powerful Latinas by ALPFA, 100 Top Latino Leaders in 2022 by Latino Leaders Magazine, Top Latina Leaders 2023 in Latino Leaders Magazine, and nominated for Inspiring Women of the Year in 2023 by the LA Times, to name a few. She is a sought-after national and international speaker, having worked as an assistant professor at Tec de Monterrey, an on-air political and media analyst for Fox11 and Univision, and a blogger for MyFoxParents.com, Huffington Post, and CNN online. She is a best-selling published co-author of the book Extraordinary Latinas in March 2023.