Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hernández Ventures
Director since: 2019
Ms. Paláu-Hernández is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hernández Ventures, a privately held enterprise involved in Spanish media, business and real estate ventures (since November 1988). In September of 2018, Ms. Paláu-Hernández was nominated by President Donald J. Trump as a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, with the personal Rank of Ambassador.
Prior to founding Hernandez Ventures, Ms. Paláu-Hernández was an attorney with the law firm of McCutcheon, Black, Verleger & Shea where she focused on domestic and international business and real estate transactions (September 1985-1988). In addition to her professional responsibilities, Ms. Paláu-Hernández serves on the UCLA School of Law Board of Advisors, the UCLA Law Centennial Campaign Cabinet, is a founding Board Member of the UCLA Law Women L.E.A.D. Organization, was Co-Chair of the UCLA Law Women L.E.A.D. Inaugural Summit and served as Chair of the 2010 UCLA Law National Reunion Campaign. Additionally, she serves as Co-Chair of the Yale School of Management Council of Global Advisors and ex officio Board Member of the Yale School of Management Board of Advisors. Ms. Paláu- Hernández is also a member of the Smithsonian National Latino Board, the Pacific Council on International Policy, a Trustee Emeritus of the University of San Diego and previously served as a member of the University of San Diego Board of Trustees. Ms. Paláu-Hernández was born in Mexico where she received her early education. She completed her education in the United States, earning a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego and a Juris Doctor degree from UCLA School of Law.
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