Monica Lozano, the president and CEO of College Futures Foundation, has been selected for Apple’s board of directors. Lozano brings with her a broad range of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, as well as a long and storied track record as a champion for equity, opportunity, and representation.
Before she joined College Futures Foundation, she almost spent 30 years in media as editor and publisher of La Opinión, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the US, helping shine a light on issues from infant mortality to the AIDS epidemic. She went on to become chairman and CEO of La Opinión’s parent company, ImpreMedia. Lozano continues to serve on the boards of Target Corporation and Bank of America Corporation.
“Monica has been a true leader and trailblazer in business, media, and an ever-widening circle of philanthropic efforts to realize a more equitable future — in our schools and in the lives of all people,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Her values and breadth of experience will help Apple continue to grow, to innovate, and to be a force for good in the lives of our teams, customers, and communities.”
“Monica has been a pioneer in every organization fortunate enough to benefit from her vision and expertise,” said Arthur Levinson, Apple’s chairman. “After a thorough and fruitful search, I couldn’t be more confident in the positive impact Monica will have on our board and Apple as a whole.”
“I’ve always admired Apple’s commitment to the notion that technology, at its best, should empower all people to improve their lives and build a better world,” said Lozano. “I look forward to working with Tim, Art, and the other board members to help Apple carry those values forward and build on a rich and productive history.”
Throughout her successful career as a business leader, public servant, and philanthropist, Lozano has made an indelible mark on companies and communities in the US and around the world, winning awards from organizations including The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Lozano has been a tireless advocate for improving access to higher education, working with philanthropic organizations, state and local governments, and local communities in her role as CEO of the College Futures Foundation to improve support for small students and students of color.
She is also co-founder of the Latinos and Society Program of the Aspen Institute and a former chair of both the Board of Regents of the University of California and the board of directors of a private philanthropic organization, the Weingart Foundation. Lozano is a former member of the board of The Walt Disney Company as well.