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NATILY SANTOS - PRESIDENT
Natily Santos has been with Aramark over 10 years obtaining progressive roles and experiences within sales, operations, and supply chain. She has been a successful Management Leader across multiple Aramark business sectors and clients in the Higher Education, Leisure, Sport & Entertainment and Finance Industry. Natily has been recognized by her clients and peers for her team leadership, commitment to professional development and community service.
Natily currently serves on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is the Board President of Prospanica Philadelphia (formally known as the National Society of Hispanic MBA). Under her leadership Prospanica Philadelphia has been recognized for producing the first Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leadership & Diversity Summit in 2016 in the region, which brought ERG Leaders from across industries together for training and best practice sharing. Natily is also involved with planning the first Joint National Conference hosted by Prospanica and National Black MBA Association being held in Philadelphia September 26th – 29th 2017. The event is expected to bring up to ten thousand attendees to the Philadelphia area, significant amount of exposure to diverse professionals and related positive economic impact to the local economy.
Natily Santos holds an M.B.A from Temple University Fox School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Science in International Management from Johnson & Wales University where she received a Junior Achievement Scholarship. She is originally from New York City and now resides in Philadelphia. She is the oldest of five siblings, and daughter of parents who emigrated from the Dominican Republic.
RAUL DE LA ROSA - CORPORATE RELATIONS OFFICER
Raúl De La Rosa is Vice President of Sales for Telemundo 62 / WWSI. Raúl has been with the station since 2013, at which time he helped launch Noticiero Telemundo62, WWSI’s local Spanish language newscasts airing Monday through Friday at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Raúl manages the sales and revenue for the station which covers covering the Greater Philadelphia, South Jersey, Delaware, Lancaster County and the Lehigh Valley. He has helped grow the revenue of the station in just a few years to more than 600 percent.
During his tenure, Raúl brought back local paid programs to the station including Perfil Latino, Diocese of Trenton, Actualidad Informativa and Universal Church of Philadelphia. Raúl has also taken a strong effort to tie in local nonprofit and community efforts by partnering with events like the annual Hispanic Fiesta at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia which has the largest showcase of Latino culture and history in the region. He has also has maintained Telemundo62’s annual signature “Día del Niño” event to be held on October 15 at the National Constitution Center.
RaúI obtained his bachelor’s degree from Marist College in 1996 and his MBA in Media Management from Metropolitan College in 2001. While at Metropolitan College, Raúl traveled to the Cannes Film Festival to work on his thesis on the Television and Film Industry.
BRANDON CISNEROS - UNIVERSITY RELATIONS OFFICER
Brandon Cisneros is an experienced IT Help Desk employee with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Currently, he is on co-op at Thomas Jefferson University as an IT Analyst. He’s skilled in Event Planning, Marketing, Microsoft Office 365, Customer Service, Technical Support, Windows 7 and Windows 10 OS. He holds a certification from Google in Online Marketing Strategy and is recognized as a national scholar through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Additionally, he is a strong information technology professional with a continuing education towards a Bachelor of Business Administration - BBA focused in Management Information Systems from Drexel University. He became involved with Prospanica Philadelphia as the Marketing Chair in November 2017 and founded the first university chapter in the Northeastern region this past October. Other organizations he is involved in include; Latinos for a United Campus, LeBow BRIDGE, Drexel Student Ambassadors, and the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
JEAN KENDRICK - EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Jean comes to Urban League of Philadelphia as Director of Career Services and Workforce Development with many numerous years of project management, talent acquisition, executive recruitment and human resources experiences.
A couple of her positions…Previously working with DSS Global, Inc., Jean had recently completed an assignment with Amtrak as the Manager of Talent Acquisition. She provided direction to a team of recruiters to fill all openings in the engineering and maintenance sectors which included lineman, track workers up to and including specialized engineering roles. Jean has also been the Director of Recruitment Services working directly for DSS Global. Jean was managing a team of recruiters to identify hard-to-find talent for roles. Jean also worked at Paychex as the Talent Acquisition Manager.
Jean has many professional affiliations which include, National Association of African American in Human Resources, The National Black MBA Association, Society for Women Engineers and Prospanica (The National Hispanic MBA Association) to name a few.
She holds a BS Degree in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA in Marketing from St. Joseph University.
ANDRES BISONO LEON - MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Andres Bisono León is from the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and BSBA with a concentration in Finance from Drexel University, Class of 2015. Since his arrival to Philadelphia, he has been a support for students, especially for minorities, advocating for their success both personally and professionally. In 2016, Andres became part of Drexel’s LeBow BRIDGE program as an Advisory Board member. In January 2018, Andres joined Prospanica’s Board continuing his mission in supporting the community.
Andres currently works for New Hudson Facades, Related Companies, in Linwood, Pennsylvania. Since he joined the company, he has been a key part of the team, designing and supervising both the manufacturing and the installation of the curtain wall at 55 Hudson Yards. This building has 6,614 curtain wall units with a total cost of $105 Million. 55 HY is part of the Hudson Yards development in New York City. Currently under construction, this development is today the largest in the United States.
Andres interest in the international communities, its people and culture, came to fruition when he was given the opportunity to represent his country in show jumping competitions in Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. Being able to merge his passion for horses with creating connections within communities, Andres was able to nurture friendships that have deeply impacted his life.