Webinar Bios: Latino Masculinity in Today’s Corporate Culture

Jeffrey Vargas is a workforce visionary who believes in living a life of purpose, on purpose. He is first and foremost a dad to Xochitl Rose (11), Diego Lee (9), and Elijah Derrick (6) and a husband - then the work stuff comes into play.  He is the Founder and President of Generationology LLC, a human capital consulting practice that helps organizations learn how to build intergenerational trust, mitigate generational conflict, and jump-start intergenerational collaboration. Jeff is a nationally known figure in the learning and development community and is widely identified as the nation’s expert on generational differences in the federal government. He is the founder of the 3500-member Chief Learning Officers Network on LinkedIn, an instructor at the Brookings Institution, an advisor to George Mason’s Chief Learning Officers Certificate program and a Learning Collaborator where he enjoys working with world renowned leadership experts like Ken Blanchard.  Jeff is also the founder of the Hispanic Youth Symposium – a three-day, four-night leadership development program for high school students.

Before starting his own consulting practice, Jeff enjoyed a 22-year career in the federal service, serving in numerous senior-level human capital roles in the Department of Energy where he designed, developed and deployed agency-wide human capital initiatives that increased employee engagement and organizational efficiency and effectiveness. His undergraduate degree is in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and he is a graduate of Georgetown Universities Training Specialist Program and the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. Today he resides with his wife and kids in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado.

Jason Rosario is a Social Entrepreneur, Cultural Creative and Founder of The Lives of Men, an integrated media and lifestyle brand that chronicles stories the diverse interests of men of color. An Afro-Latino man of and for the culture, has dedicated his work to increasing the flow of opportunity to communities of color.  

Through his work, Jason has developed an intersectional feminist perspective of masculinity within the context of culture, identity, and self-actualization. He has been featured in various media outlets including; TheGrio, Huff Post Black Voices, NowThis, Netflix, Fox 5 News, and Hot97.

A sought-after motivational speaker, he has delivered keynote speeches at HBO (Hispanic Heritage Month), DisruptHR, as well as various Colleges/Universities throughout the Tri-State area.

Jason is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business and has a background in finance. With a unique blend of style, culture, education and spirituality, Jason’s aim is to inspire, activate and nurture the development of well-rounded men.

Social Media:
Facebook - @thelivesofmen
Instagram - @thelivesofmen & @kingkhepri
Twitter - @thelivesofmen

Mark L. Madrid is CEO of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), a non-profit organization focused on strengthening America through funding Latino research and education impact programs at Stanford University.  

Previously, Mark served as President/CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 United States Hispanic Chamber of the Year.  Prior to serving in nonprofit executive roles, Madrid enjoyed a career in banking that began on Wall Street in 1995 with J.P. Morgan.

Mark holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, where he graduated with Honors and earned the designation as an Endowed Presidential Scholar.  He graduated Cum Laude with a Master in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.  He is an alumnus of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education-Scaling Program.

Latino Leaders Magazine named Mark one of the nation's top Latinos in the areas of finance and nonprofits.  He was honored as an inaugural Texas Modern Hispanic Gentlemen by Texas Monthly and as a Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40.  In 2015 Austin Mayor Steve Adler appointed Mark as Co-Chair of former President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Austin initiative.  

Mark created the Mark L. Madrid Scholarships, which are awarded to deserving Latina and Latino college students majoring in business from the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Notre Dame and Texas State University.  

Mark is best known for his passion and, most importantly, his compassion.  Mark loves his God, his family, his friends, his pet Champ.  He has the strongest passion for our Hispanic community, our Latinx entrepreneurs and our students.

George Bermudez, Ph.D., Psy.D., a Clinical-Community Psychologist and Certified Psychoanalyst. A member of  the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis-Los Angeles (ICP-LA), former Associate Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, specializing in Multicultural Clinical Psychology; Dr. Bermudez is currently Core Faculty & Director of the Child /Family Studies Specialization at Antioch University-Los Angeles (AULA). He is the Founding Director of the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship Training at Children’s Institute, Inc., where he  developed an innovative bilingual-bicultural clinical psychology internship, applying and integrating the principles of community psychoanalysis with evidence-based practice and multiculturalism.  

Dr. Bermudez has been striving to develop and train others in a multi-dimensional, integrative approach to psychological theory and practice that brings together developmental theory, depth psychology of the unconscious, family systems, group psychology, and multiculturalism. Dr. Bermudez is an active conference presenter, consultant, and trainer: he has presented at regional, state, national, and international professional conferences on a number of topics: Organizational Development for Multisystemic Therapy Services; Principles for Effective Interprofessional Collaboration; Effective Family Therapy with Latino Families; Eco-systemic Family Therapy, Trauma, and Attachment: An Integrative Approach to Treatment and Training; and most recently,  healing collective racial trauma through "social dreaming" (published in the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, June 2018). Dr. Bermudez is currently working on a book integrating the insights of a depth psychology (psychoanalysis) with whole systems change.