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Aida M. Alvarez

The Honorable Aida M. Alvarez joined us in April 2017. Alvarez is the first Latino woman to hold a United States cabinet-level position, serving as the administrator of the Small Business Administration for President Clinton from 1997 to 2001. Alvarez was the founding director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, where she was charged with financial oversight of the secondary housing market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. She also worked for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Bear Stearns & Company, Inc. and the First Boston Corporation.

Alvarez is currently an Independent Director of HP Inc. and serves on the boards of Oportun Inc. and Zoosk Inc. She chairs the Latino Community Foundation in California and is a board member of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and San Francisco Symphony. Alvarez previously served on the boards of Walmart Stores, Inc., PacifiCare, now part of United Health, MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation (formerly UnionBanCal Corporation) and MUFG Union Bank N.A. (formerly Union Bank N.A.). In addition, she served on the Deloitte Touche Diversity Advisory Board, the board of overseers for Harvard University, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Coalition for Supportive Housing and the Cisneros Center for New Americans.

Alvarez holds honorary Doctorate degrees from Iona College, Bethany College in Kansas, Mercy College and the Inter-American University in Puerto Rico. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree from Harvard College.