“Every year since our founding in 2015, we have recognized Wisconsin’s most influential Black and Latino leaders,” writes Henry Sanders, CEO of 365Nation. The nonprofit organization that owns and operates two online local news outlets (Madison365 and FoxValley365) recently came out with its list of Wisconsin’s 40 Most Influential Latino Leaders for 2023.
Among the people highlighted are elected, business, and community leaders.
Diana Gutierrez is a journalist and weekday morning anchor at WISN, Milwaukee’s ABC affiliate. She started her career in 2016 as a general assignment reporter in South Bend, Indiana before returning to her hometown of Chicago as an on-air reporter for WCIU. She is secretary of the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Mathias Lemos Castillo is the Board Chair of the Latino Professional Association of Greater Madison. He now runs his own leadership development consulting firm, MLC Consulting, and has worked with major organizations such as United Way of Dane County.
Erika Rosales Garcia is an undocumented immigrant and a DACA recipient. She is also an immigration activist, an artist, and dancer who believes that art is medicine that heals us. Currently, she is the Director of the Center for Dreamers at UW-Madison where she supports undocumented individuals throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Savion Castro is the youngest ever to serve on the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education. He is the operations workgroup chair, overseeing an over $500 million budget process, district policies, operations, and building services.
Faustina Bohling is vice president of people operations at Education Analytics in Madison. She previously worked in DEI and human resources at United Way, the University of Wisconsin and American Family Insurance. She was elected to the Sun Prairie Common Council in 2021, representing the city’s northwest side. She served on the mayor’s ad-hoc committee on diversity and inclusion. She is an alum of the UW-Madison, where she earned a degree in sociology.
For Madison365’s complete list of dedicated leaders of Wisconsin’s Latino communities, click HERE.
Publisher’s Notes: Part of WI Latino News’ mission is to amplify the work of others in providing greater visibility and voice to the Hispanic, Latino community.