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  • Diversity Value Index (DVI) Awards JudgeFebruary 2016 to presentChicago, Illinois
    2016 Diversity Value Index (DVI) Awards Judge - Diversity Executive, a section of Talent Management magazine.

    The Diversity Value Index, or DVI, is a benchmarking program designed to examine an organization as a multidimensional model wherein the diversity and inclusion function is part of all facets of the enterprise from strategy to business valuation. Designed to educate professionals about the bottom-line impact of diversity, advise with best practices and innovations from the D&I function and inspire organizations to move beyond the concept of diversity as a bio-demographic function alone, the DVI provides a deeper understanding of the significance of the diversity and inclusion function.

    The DVI is a tool that will educate, advise and inspire those in the field. Our goal is to give organizations access to a transparent framework, recognizing organizations that are committed to diversity and inclusion through significant D&I actions that yield measurable business value.

    The Diversity Value Index program offers applicants an opportunity to be recognized for achieving outstanding business performance through diversity and inclusion.

    Join the DVI. If you have any questions please email Sarah Kimmel at skimmel@humancapitalmedia.com for any further information on how to become a member.

    http://www.talentmgt.com/dvi
    http://www.talentmgt.com/
    http://www.talentmgt.com/research-boards

    Human Capital Media, a division of MediaTec Publishing, publishes Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Talent Management and Workforce magazines, three research boards that collect research across the broad spectrum of human resources for the editors of three publications, and also, the LearningElite and Diversity Value Index benchmarking programs and conduct custom hot topic research in the human capital industry, leading to the creation of whitepapers, state of the industry reports and custom infographics.
  • Human Capital Executive Research Board (HCERB) MemberFebruary 2016 to presentChicago, Illinois
    Since its launch in 2010, the Human Capital Executive Research Board has helped Talent Management magazine’s editors and researchers track, chart and report on current trends in the enterprise human resources industry.

    While serving on the HCERB we will be asked to share our thoughts about various talent management issues through surveys developed by Human Capital Media Research (HCM) and Advisory Services in collaboration with Talent Management magazine.

    As a member of the HCERB, we will have the chance to help give better insight into the work we do and the challenges we face while directly contributing to the field of talent management.

    The topics targeted for 2016 are as follows:
    Employee Engagement
    HR Technology
    Performance Management
    Assessment and Measurement
    Talent Acquisition
    Succession Planning

    Join the HCERB. If you have any questions please email Sarah Kimmel at skimmel@humancapitalmedia.com for any further information on how to become a member.

    http://www.talentmgt.com/
    http://www.talentmgt.com/research-boards

    Human Capital Media, a division of MediaTec Publishing, publishes Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Talent Management and Workforce magazines, three research boards that collect research across the broad spectrum of human resources for the editors of three publications, and also, the LearningElite and Diversity Value Index benchmarking programs and conduct custom hot topic research in the human capital industry, leading to the creation of whitepapers, state of the industry reports and custom infographics.
  • LearningElite Awards JudgeApril 2015 to present
    2015 - 2017 LearningElite Judge http://www.clomedia.com/learning-elite-judges

    Chief Learning Officer magazine’s LearningElite program honors the best organizations for learning and development. This robust, peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program recognizes those organizations that employ exemplary workforce development strategies that deliver significant business results. Developed under the guidance of a group of chief learning officers and senior learning and development practitioners, the LearningElite program utilizes best practices in evaluation to rank the best organizations based upon their impact, size and industries served. A comprehensive evaluation of learning and development, the LearningElite also recognizes individual companies for their efforts in functional areas, including leadership development, use of technology, executive buy-in, and content development and delivery, among others.

    Join the LearningElite. If you have any questions please email Sarah Kimmel at skimmel@humancapitalmedia.com for any further information on how to become a member.

    Human Capital Media, a division of MediaTec Publishing, publishes Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Talent Management and Workforce magazines, three research boards that collect research across the broad spectrum of human resources for the editors of three publications, and also, the LearningElite and Diversity Value Index benchmarking programs and conduct custom hot topic research in the human capital industry, leading to the creation of whitepapers, state of the industry reports and custom infographics.
  • Advisory Council MemberFebruary 2015 to presentSparks, Nevada
    FACouncil is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) that serves as an international educational platform for individuals worldwide to participate and deliberate on international affairs. This provides the ability to serve the greater good of all people and nations, with an essential goal to nourish the worldwide need for stabilization, development, and the ability to flourish. The Foreign Affairs Council oversees five Cognitive Institutes which focus on global education and leadership, global ethics and decision-making, corporate development and growth, global coaching and mentoring, and global human rights.
    Through experiential learning each individual has the opportunity to elevate their functional awareness, thinking, and decision making. Knowledge of global perspective can influence our functional potential, productive interaction, and optimal change for humanitarian success.

    In addition, Luis Cruz Diaz serves as a Member of 9 Advisory Committees for the Foreign Affairs Council.

    Foreign Affairs Council, Inc. (FACouncil)
    Links: http://facouncil.com/, http://facouncil.com/members/LuisCruzDiaz
  • Business Intelligence ConsultantNovember 2014 to presentChicago, Illinois
    Workforce is a multimedia publication that covers the intersection of people management and business strategy. Our community of senior-level human resources executives and C-level officers are the key decision-makers on talent management matters in the 2,500 largest corporations in America. They read us for our editorial focus and relevance to help them improve their business -- and their bottom line -- through effective management of the workforce. While employees and executives often bemoan the bureaucratic nature of HR processes, companies increasingly realize they need to be smarter about the ways they attract, retain and train their workforce. Our content helps HR professionals approach their jobs from a more strategic, big-picture, business-results perspective.

    Join the WFBIB. If you have any questions please email Sarah Kimmel at skimmel@humancapitalmedia.com for any further information on how to become a member.

    http://www.clomedia.com/research-boards

    Human Capital Media, a division of MediaTec Publishing, publishes Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Talent Management and Workforce magazines, three research boards that collect research across the broad spectrum of human resources for the editors of three publications, and also, the LearningElite and Diversity Value Index benchmarking programs and conduct custom hot topic research in the human capital industry, leading to the creation of whitepapers, state of the industry reports and custom infographics.
  • ColonelApril 2014 to presentFrankfort, Kentucky
    The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels : http://kycolonels.org/
    Appointment and Kentucky Colonel Commission to the rank of Colonel and Goodwill Ambassador, April 9th 2014.
  • Business Intelligence ConsultantJanuary 2013 to present
    As a board member, will be asked by the research division, Human Capital Media Advisory Group, to periodically share your thoughts on key learning and development issues through surveys, focus groups and/or interviews. All research activities are voluntary.

    The Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Business Intelligence Board (BiB) consists of senior learning and development practitioners, director and above. Approximately 33 percent are from organizations with revenue greater than $1 billion and approximately 25 percent are from organizations with revenue less than $5 million. The majority of organizations represented on the BiB have more than 1,000 employees. Approximately 17 percent of BiB organizations have between 1,000 and 4,999 employees. Approximately 15 percent of BiB organizations have between 10,000 and 49,999 employees. 72 percent of BiB members represent diverse industries ranging from education, consulting services, and health/medical services among others. Approximately 22 percent of BiB member organizations are Fortune 100 or Fortune 500 companies. Government agencies and non-profits are also represented in the BiB membership. 80 percent of the members are from U.S. headquartered organizations, 5 percent from Canada and the rest are headquartered internationally.

    Join the CLO-BIB. If you have any questions please email Sarah Kimmel at skimmel@humancapitalmedia.com
    for any further information on how to become a member.

    http://www.clomedia.com/research-boards

    Human Capital Media, a division of MediaTec Publishing, publishes Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Talent Management and Workforce magazines, three research boards that collect research across the broad spectrum of human resources for the editors of three publications, and also, the LearningElite and Diversity Value Index benchmarking programs and conduct custom hot topic research in the human capital industry, leading to the creation of whitepapers, state of the industry reports and custom infographics.
  • Facility Parking ManagerSeptember 2012 to presentSan Juan, Puerto Rico
    USA PARKING
    "The Hospitality Parking Company"

    “It is extremely important that the impression we make is a positively memorable one.”

    “Delivering flawless service that exceeds the expectations of patrons, guest and visitors.”

    “USA Parking team expertly provides a seamless valet experience from start to finish.”

    With over 36 years in the Hospitality Industry, USA Parking System is an energetic, professional management firm that has earned the reputation of being “The Best of the Best"
    "We operate more AAA 4 and 5 Diamond locations than any other parking company in the world"
    We currently operate, manage and/or supervised over 250 HOTELS NATIONWIDE. Our main focus is to provide each location with the same level of quality and commitment that make our company the most reputable parking company in the industry. Our clients consider us strategic partners for their operations and bottom line.
    We operate in 12 states and the main cities across the country and Puerto Rico. Combined with our parent company Standard Parking and Central Parking, we operate in 42 cities in the US and Canada

    USA Parking’s Mission:
    DELIVER FIVE DIAMOND SERVICE EVERY DAY! In virtually every instance we are the first person the guest will encounter upon arriving at the property. Furthermore, we are also the last person the guest will encounter when they depart. Since first and last impressions determine the guest’s experience, it is extremely important that the impression we make is a positively memorable one. Our associates in the field are dedicated to their Service Commitment which reads: “At USA Parking, we are committed to exceeding service expectations. We respect our customers and clients by providing a prompt and precise service experience in a genuine and courteous manner. An enthusiastic and informed hospitality professional will engage each customer and anticipate their individual needs.”

    http://www.usaparking.net/
  • Co-FounderApril 2011 to present
    Did you know companies with women directors earn 42% more profit? It's time for more "qualified" women to sit at the table...the boardroom table. Men need to be part of this change as they hold the lock traditionally.

    To raise awareness and promote collaborative, competent and effective gender balance on Canadian board of directors and executive C-suite, empower more qualified women to take action, and drive this message of equality and efficacy into corporate boardrooms worldwide.

    “The source of all life and knowledge is in man and woman, and the source of all living is in the interchange and the meeting and mingling of these two: man-life and woman-life, man-knowledge and woman-knowledge, man-being and woman-being.” ~D. H. Lawrence

    SATT is in the process of achieving official corporate enterprise status nationally. Join the conversation in our private LinkedIn forum at http://linkd.in/hqZk8K and connect with members for diversity and governance training, mentoring, coaching, sponsorship, events, and more. All products and services are provided by SATT members who specialize in one area or another.

    Inform, encourage, connect, and empower women wanting to pursue Director and Executive C-Suite opportunities, whether at public or private corporations.

    Although its focus is Canada and women, SATT works with organizations (and men) who support more women Directors and C-suite executives globally..

    WOMEN ON TOP
    "WHY WE HAVE SO FEW WOMEN LEADERS"
    Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, Dec 2010 [VIDEO]
    This video was SATT's inspiration on April 23, 2011 when we first established our social presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter http://on.mash.to/glg3vn

    www.sitatthetable.org
    Advisory Board http://bit.ly/tYsBWI
    LinkedIn http://linkd.in/hqZk8K
    Facebook http://www.facebook.com/sitatthetable/
    Twitter @sitatthetable

    Copyright © 2011-2012 Sit At The Table™ All Rights Reserved.
  • SecretaryMay 2009 to presentVienna, Austria
    ★ Ambassador Col. Luis Cruz Diaz
    | Global Citizen, Goodwill Ambassador & Kentucky Colonel http:globcal.net

    The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels : http://kycolonels.org/

    ★ Globcal International is an officially recognized Civil Society Organization, member of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Civil Society Organizations (iCSO) System, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

    Globcal - Model International Cooperative Society: Chartered and sponsored National Citizen cooperatives directed towards developing Multipurpose Sustainable Socioeconomic Enterprises

    The Globcal International Commission focuses on the most prevalent international agendas and global issues as defined by the United Nations and the Globcal International Consensus Committee.

    Our organization, (our goodwill ambassador commission) is currently finalizing and undergoing complete reformation in accordance with International Non-Governmental Organizational Law, the Model Non-Profit Corporation Act, and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties between States and International Organizations and between International Organizations, 21 March 1986.

    NEW Globcal International, Goodwill Ambassadors of the World, The Globcal e³ or earth³ system and Indiegogo e³ Goodwill Ambassador Partnership Group.

    Join Globcal International and you can become a professional Ambassador.

    We must make a note and clarify that there are no successful religious groups Ambassadors accepted as professional Ambassadors in the United Nations.

    Globcal International Application form http://tinyurl.com/ck2bmxs

    Please Checkout & "LIKE" Ambassador Luis Cruz Diaz FB page: fb.com/AmbassadorLuisCruzDiaz.

    Goodwill Ambassadors http://tinyurl.com/bm5ly92
  • CEO & CLOJanuary 2005 to presentSan Juan, Puerto Rico
    ★ Entrepreneur, Business, Intelligence & Foreign Affairs Board Member; Profit, Non-Profit & Cooperative Consultant, Project Manager (PRP™), Strategic Media & Networking Advisor

    ★ Guarionex Strategic Management & Consulting, LLC
    We believe that,“The most likely and applicable S.M.A.R.T. solution is the simplest solution.”

    GuarionexSMC offers 20+ years of hands-on industrial & manufacturing plant operations experience specializing in providing Strategic Business, Operations & Planning; Project and Security Management; Purchasing, Supply Chain, Logistics and Port Operations alternatives and solutions to new, potential or existing client and customers.

    GuarionexSMC will partner and help you find proven, practical, and immediate applicable business solutions in managing existing business administration and operations and new Profit/Non-Profit business start-ups.

    GuarionexSMC, provides administration, management, operations, supply chain, production, forecast, cost reduction and savings alternatives to assist in meeting the metrics, challenges and goals of today’s globally competitive business environment.

    After 25 years of working in the manufacturing industry and 22 years of honorable military service, Col. Luis Cruz Diaz came to cross-road in his life which led him to divide and dedicate more of his time, professional skills and multi-sector field knowledge towards providing direct professional consulting services to local and international profit and non-profit organizations.

    As Globcal Co-Founder, Secretary of the Executive Council, Goodwill Ambassador & Global Citizen, he collaborates with other professional colleagues & Goodwill Ambassadors on global and international initiatives to communicate and promote Humanitarian Issues, Human Rights, Women's Empowerment and Indigenous Peoples; among 53 United Nations initiatives and potential project engagements.

    "Eco-Plenipotentiary Ambassador" - Diplomat

    LuisCruzDiazPR@gmail.com | Luis@Globcal.net
  • AmbassadorVienna, Austria
  • Goodwill Ambassador
  • Board of DirectorsDecember 2005 to March 2014San Juan, Puerto Rico
    EMDICOOP is a Group and affiliate aggregate plants active and retired employee member-owned Non-Profit Credit Union operation which provides personal, auto and home mortgage loans; equity credit line, checking & saving account services to name a few.

    • Improved and achieved Top Rating 1 (1 of 5) annual CAEL financial and managerial audit revision performance indicator rating by proactively setting goals, objectives, implementing policies and procedures in accordance with COSSEC rules and regulations.

    • Established budgeting & loan refinancing initiatives to assist shareholders in meeting their financial needs and obligations.

    • Developed operational cost reduction and risk management strategies to mitigate the effects of the economic banking crisis while ensuring the continuation and enhancements of services.
  • Supply Chain ManagerMarch 2001 to 2010Dorado, Puerto Rico
    SCM oversight of 8 direct reports, Procurement, Purchasing, Warehouse, Import/Export Logistics; Project Management (PM), Office Administration, Corporate Fleet Vehicle & Fuel Dispatch Station with over $160M procurement spend & $12M in cost savings:

    • Subject Matter Expert (SME) and company-wide Supply Chain Optimization (SCOPE) – SAP Master Data Management (MDM) project charter owner/signoff and team member tasked to evaluate and reduce by 30% a Line Item Master with 66,090 items and MRO Parts across 12 US Plants and Puerto Rico.

    • Instrumental in leveraging, sourcing, negotiating & awarding a new multi-year corporate quarry operation contract with an annual cost savings of $1.6M.

    • Completed & awarded over $10.5M+ in raw & production materials, capital equipment (CAPEX), maintenance, GS contracts, identified risk mitigation & purchasing opportunities.

    • Championed plant procurement efforts to identify & slash Excess & Obsolescence MRP/MRO inventory by $2.51M & improved future Cash Flow availability by $2.4M.

    • Optimized & reduced raw, production & packaging materials inventory levels; leveraged purchasing power & achieved overall cost savings by $6.0M (9.8%) & 12.0%.

    SAN JUAN PORT – MARINE TERMINAL OPERATIONS
    Directed, managed & streamlined the transportation and logistics of an annual 150-200 K+ MT bulk San Juan terminal unloading/discharge & cement plant receiving/warehousing operations with a 35+ multi-company member team.

    • Drastically reduced bulk carrier vessel, inland transportation & logistics costs by 8.0% & reduced Unloading/Discharge operations time by 2-3 days.

    • Prepared and presented Logistic Operations & Cost Analysis summary reports of all Handymax, Handysize or Panamax self discharging/trimming bulk carrier & Barge vessel operations.

    • Developed strong business relationship/network and created an integrated and aligned process between Purchasing, Logistics, Stevedoring & Local port labor unions.
  • Cooperative Board Member1988 to 1998Cataño, Puerto Rico
    In the years as Board member our COOP progressed from a CAMEL Management clasification rating of Four(4) to a Rating of Two(2) (Scale 1-5, 5 Lowest).

    Operates as a Bacardi Corp active and retired employees only cooperative managed credit union in Catano, Puerto Rico. It offers checking and saving accounts, mortgages, telephone banking, financial planning, auto and home insurance services. The company also offers savings and investment products and services, such as certificates of deposits and IRAs; credit services which included personal, auto, home equity credit line, and mortgage loans.
  • Purchasing OfficerDecember 1988 to April 1, 2001Cataño, Puerto Rico
    PROJECT MANAGER:
    • Partnered and closed a $5.7M and a 4.83 year ROI CAPEX contract by Co-Directing the budgeting, redesign, construction and commissioning of 3 new technologically advanced multi-size & multi-format integrated High-Speed bottling production lines.

    • Slashed YR maintenance costs by $300K and achieved cost savings of $750K by reducing production shifts from 460 to 202. Reduced production line Manpower from 14 to 10 and total plant Manpower from 84 to 30 a 64.3% drop.

    • Increased production capacity from195 BPM to 450 BPM 56.7% and line efficiencies 52.0% (by 1998) by consolidating production operations from 6 to 3 lines and increased company portfolio from 61 to 81 products.

    PROCUREMENT:
    • Sourced, negotiated and awarded a $4.81M Bunker Fuel #6 and a $5.93M 60+ bulk chemical products contracts.

    • Jointly targeted capital equipment supplier sourcing, screening, selection and contract awarding negotiations. Supervised operating services, production materials, purchasing, warehouse operations, inventory control management and stock optimization.

    • Supervised, monitoring, tracking and follow up of MRO inventory, equipment and machinery backorders; 3rd party suppliers shipping status, dates and product availability.

    • Sourced and awarded supplier and logistics contracts for 15+ types of resin raw materials, plastic compounds, blow molding equipment and production machinery components thru skillful supplier pricing, lead time, quality and service negotiations.

    • Prepared and produced accurate monthly materials and production planning forecast for 50+ bottling plant label products required by the Plant and Operations Managers.

    • Due Diligence team member in charge of purchasing documents, files, company fleet and transfer of all assets to finalize the Coca-Cola Bottlers de Puerto Rico Division company sale.

    Enhancing Corporate Transformation at Bacardi Corporation Re-Engineering Project team and Internal Audit team member.
  • Head of Security Departments1981 to 2001Roosevelt, Puerto Rico
    NRC NAVSTA Pda. 3 ½ Puerta de Tierra Station, San Juan, PR; Selected Inaugurating Reserve Unit Member and Naval Station Center Commissioning Unit “Plank Owner”

    Supply Division & Surface Operations Division Officer, Naval Station Roosevelt Roads 0208 Ceiba, Puerto Rico

    Security, Surface Operations Division & Training Officer- Naval Station Ceiba, PR

    Waterborne Security Patrol (WASP), Special Investigation Division and Training Officer & Commissioning Unit “Plank Owner”, NR GITMO Bay, Cuba (SpecOps)

    • U.S. Naval Reserve Police Patrolman Officer Appointment
    • Weapons Expert
    • Naval Safety Supervisor
    • ASF/ARF Team

    • Directed & managed the Security Department composed of up to 4 sections and from 15 to 75 patrol officers, 1 to 4 Base Patrol Units and 2 Water Craft Boat Units, duties and responsibility, personnel shift assignment, rotation, planning and scheduling, reviewed section shift summary/daily activity reports.

    • Directed, supervised & conducted many Joint Active Duty and Navy Reserve personnel multi-task force security operations exercises (SpecOps). Provided High profile VIP Escort & Blue Angels Air Show planes security detail.

    • Supervised and instructed over 500-assigned unit members, taught security instructional, classroom and tactical training, sign-off Master-At-Arms (MAA) 2nd Class and 1st Class personnel advancement requirements (PARS), familiarization, Combat/Tactical and obstacle course weapons qualifications.

    • Supervised and completed incident/accident reports and documented all Security/Safety/Loss Prevention related incidents.

    • Conducted investigations, gathered evidence and interviewed all relevant parties involved. Resolved safety hazard situations, ensured the orderly flow, property and base operations.

    • Investigated, evaluated and defused guest/employee civilian/military personnel disturbances, attacks, or other base incidents.
  • Machinist Mate (MM)1976 to 1982San Diego, California
    Unit 246 “Honor Recruit” Award - Recruit Training Command (RTC), Naval Training Center (NTC), Orlando, FL

    Machinist Mate Propulsion Engineering “A” School Graduate - Service School Command (SSC), Naval Training Center (NTC), Great Lakes, IL

    USS SPERRY AS-12 Submarine Tender Point Loma Maintenance Support Component – PACFLT, San Diego, CA
    38-A Outside Machine Shop:
    • Shipboard Stores Assistant Manager (RPPO)
    • Equipment Work Package Development Assistant Manager

    USS GRIDLEY CG-21 Guided Missile Cruiser & USS STERRET CG-31
    Guided Missile Cruisers, 32nd St Naval Station, San Diego, CA

    "Honorable and Trusty Shellback - Sons of Neptune"

    WEST PAC 81-82 Admirals Cruiser Flagship - USS GRIDLEY deployed to the western pacific in 1979 providing tactical support during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. Later directed to the Arabian Sea for Special Operations (SpecOps) maneuvers as the Anti Air Warfare (AAW) Commander for the USS CORAL SEA Battle Group during the staging of what later came to be known as "THE IRAN-IRAQ CRISIS".

    Engineering Department:
    • Main Propulsion Engine Room Assistant Supervisor
    • Equipment Maintenance Instructor
    • Operation Readiness Evaluator
    • Helicopter Crash Crew Rescue Team
    • Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Team
    • Warfare Reaction Force & Rescue Team
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