Anna Escobedo Cabral currently serves on the Board of Directors for Navient, and the Board of Trustees for the Jesse Ball duPont Fund. She also serves as a member of the Comcast/NBCU Diversity Advisory Committee, president of the BBVA Bank’s Microfinance Foundation, Treasurer of Lideramos – a national Latino leadership organization – and an advisor to the Libra Company and Valaurum.
From 2009 to 2018, Ms. Cabral served as a Senior Advisor in the External Relations Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. From 2004 to 2009, Ms. Cabral served as the 42nd Treasurer of the United States. From 2003 to 2004, Ms. Cabral was named as Director of the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Latino Initiatives, where she led a pan-institutional effort to improve Latino representation in exhibits, and public programming among the Institution's 19 museums, five research centers, and the National Zoo.
From 1999 to 2003, Ms. Cabral served as President and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, which partners with Fortune 500 companies to increase Hispanic representation in employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance. Under her leadership, the organization published a best practices series, and instituted a partnership with Harvard Business School to provide executive training programs in Corporate Governance Best Practices to community leaders.
From 1993 to 1999, Ms. Cabral served as Deputy Staff Director for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee under Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, and from 1991 to 1999, she simultaneously served as Executive Director of the U.S. Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs. Ms. Cabral managed this task force of 25 senators dedicated to ensuring that the concerns and needs of the Hispanic community were addressed by Congress through legislation.
In 2002, Ms. Cabral was appointed to the Council on the 21st Century Workplace, providing guidance to the White House and the Department of Labor on work-related issues. That same year, she was named to a two-year term on the Diversity Council of the Premier Automotive Group, an outreach effort of the Ford Motor Company. She has also served on the boards of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, a historic center commemorating women's suffrage, Martha's Table, a nonprofit that provides assistance to families in need, the American Red Cross, Naturebridge, a nonprofit dedicated to environmental education, and the foundation board of Providence Hospital, which provides quality healthcare to the Washington, DC community.
A California native, Ms. Cabral resides with her husband, Victor, in San Clemente, CA. They have four adult children and are blessed with six grandchildren. Ms. Cabral received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis, a Master's degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in international trade and finance from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Law Degree from George Mason University.
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