Sam Santiago: Sam Santiago, CDE, is an award-winning senior corporate social responsibility and diversity leader with 30+ years of CSR/ESG, diversity, inclusion, health equity and nonprofit experience in the travel, hospitality, health, logistics, digital marketing and retail industries. He’s held leadership roles with American Airlines, Hilton Worldwide, American Heart Association, Ross Stores, Inc. (US) and is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for a corporate group that includes two logistics companies and a digital agency based in Mexico. He’s been a volunteer, advocate and speaker on these topics with organizations such as the United Nations, the European Commission, Junior League International, the Points of Light Foundation, UNICEF USA, and the Texas Volunteer Management Conference, to name a few. In addition, Sam has been an active citizen and board member with many local and national organizations and networks such as CNM Connect, VolunteerNOW, the Business Council for the Arts, the International Association for Volunteer Effort/GLobal Corporate Volunteer Council, the Resource Center Dallas, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Arts and Culture Advisory Commission for the City of Dallas. In 2010, Sam was the recipient of the American Airlines' Earl G. Graves Award for Leadership in diversity and inclusion; in 2012, he was recognized by the Points of Light Foundation on behalf of President Barack Obama with the President's Volunteer Service Award, and in 2019 he was honored by the American Heart Association with the Heartbeat Award for service above and beyond in the advancement of health equity. In April 2022, he’ll be the recipient of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Champion Award bestowed by the National Diversity Council. Sam attended pre-med and business schools at the University of Puerto Rico and holds several certifications including Training Manager Certificate, Nonprofit Management Certificate and Certified Diversity Executive ™ (CDE). Sam and his husband split their time together between Manzanillo, Mexico and Dallas, Texas.