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Encyclopedia > Kimberly Casiano

Kimberly Casiano is a Puerto Rican businesswoman. She is President and Chief Operating Officer of Casiano Communications [1] — the largest Hispanic publisher of periodicals and magazines in the United States. Casiano serves on the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company[2] and Mutual of America.[3] A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... In relation to a company, a director is an officer (that is, someone who works for the company) charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker after Toyota and General Motors, based on worldwide vehicle sales. ...

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Personal

Kimberly Cassiano was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents — Manuel Casiano, Chairman of the Board of Casiano Communications and Nora Casiano, the family firm's current business manager. At age 12, she moved with her family to Puerto Rico when her father joined Governor Luis A. Ferré's cabinet.[4] NY redirects here. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Don Luis Alberto Ferré Aguayo (February 17, 1904 – October 21, 2003) was an engineer, industrialist, politician, philanthropist, and a patron of the arts. ...


Casiano is married to Peruvian-born Juan F. Woodroffe and they have two children.


Education

In 1979, Casiano graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Politics and Latin American Studies. She later earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1981— at which time she became the youngest woman to received an MBA from Harvard.[5][6] Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Harvard Business School, officially named the Harvard Business School: George F. Baker Foundation, and also known as HBS, is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ...


Business career

Casiano began her business career in 1981, when she founded Caribbean Marketing Overseas Corporation, a consulting firm specializing in financing, trade and investment promotion between the United States, the Caribbean and Central America.[5] In 1988, she joined the family-owned publishing and marketing business — Casiano Communications. She held a number of management positions in the company until 1994 when she became president of the company.


In December 2003, she was elected to the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company, becoming the first Hispanic woman to serve on the board of any top five Fortune 100 corporate boards.[2] At Ford, she serves on three Ford committees — Finance; Nominating and Corporate Governance; and Environmental and Public Policy.[5]


In April 2006, she joined the Board of Directors of Mutual of America,[2] which provides insurance coverage to non-profits as well as small- to medium-sized firms.[7]


Service to the community

Casiano is currently on the boards of the Hispanic College Fund and the Young Presidents' Organization — both focusing on education and scholarships for youth. She founded and was vice chair of Nuestra Casa de los Niños, a nonprofit group providing private school education for economically disadvantaged children.


For a decade, she led the fundraising efforts of the American Cancer Society in Puerto Rico. The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a medical organization with a corporate attitude in the United States. ...


See also

This is a list of famous Puerto Ricans, including people who were born in Puerto Rico or people who are of Puerto Rican ancestry, and many long-term residents and/or immigrants who made Puerto Rico their home. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Top Leadership. Casiano Communications. Retrieved on 2007-06-10.
  2. ^ a b c Board of Directors — Kimberly Casiano. Ford Motor Company. Retrieved on 2007-06-10.
  3. ^ 2006 Annual Report p. 41. Mutual of America. Retrieved on 2007-06-10.
  4. ^ Finding Aid - The Records of the Offices of the Government of Puerto Rico in the United States, 1930-1993 (PDF). Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora, Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College. Retrieved on 2007-06-10.
  5. ^ a b c 2005 FORTUNE Directors Honorees. Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. Retrieved on 2007-06-10.
  6. ^ Puerto Rico Herald 2005.
  7. ^ In 2006, Mutual of America was ranked as the 10th largest insurance company in the U.S. Mutual of America Life profile. FORTUNE 500 2006 - Annual Ranking. CNNMoney.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-10.

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