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Regional Directors

The Regional Directors are current and past ALPFA chapter presidents with proven track records managing and growing their respective chapters who provide support to current chapter presidents in their respective regions.

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Orley Pacheco, Past Chapter Leader - New Jersey Chapter
North Region

Orley is currently in a relationship executive team role with Broker Dealer Services at The Bank of New York Mellon. Orley gained his experience through his work with several teams in Portfolio Management by servicing accounts and meeting high net worth and ultra – high net worth client’s needs and expectations in Wealth Management. He was placed on several projects in this current role that touched the national and international scope of the business lines. Prior to BNY Mellon, Orley served with the United States Marine Corps on Active Duty and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Civically, Orley has been involved with the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA). Since being invited to his first ALPFA event as the (Association for Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting) in 2005, he has always been committed to mentoring and holding his workplaces accountable to trends in diversity and inclusion. He started as a volunteer with the New York Chapter and served on several committees. He was then a part of business development with ALPFA New Jersey and helped lead the chapter to be among one of the most revered in the nation. He is earning an MBA from Cornell University and an MBA from The Queen’s University in Canada.

David Kopsch, Past President - NWA Chapter
South Region

A passionate minority and gender advocate, David has deep experience in global rewards and mobility leadership from Walmart and CP Kelco as well as small business supplier development from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Sam’s Club (the wholesale division of Walmart). Bilingual in English and Spanish, he is a member of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Fundraising Committee of the Alumni Advisory Board of the Trans-Atlantic Masters Program at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (his alma mater).

Natalie Llorente, Past Communications Dir. - Chicago Chapter
Midwest Region

Natalie began her work journey within the banking industry before transitioning to tax accountancy. Formerly with ADP, she worked as a Consultant in the Small Business Services Division. Throughout her tenure, she served as Midwest Director for ADP’s largest internal business resource group. As apart of the leadership team for the International Women’s Inclusion Network, her job was to engage, empower, and equip IWIN members and associates. It was her commitment to growth that helped the team build successful professional programming for the region. Natalie has a passion for serving and leading within a variety of non-profit organizations. She was recently nominated as advisory council member of the IL Diversity Educational Board. The ILDC creates a platform for discourse and collaboration around diversity & inclusion issues. Their general goal is to provide education, development, and community building opportunities for everyone at stake. As a community leader, she is committed to causes such as: Financial Literacy and Immigration Reform. She continually devotes her time and energy towards these pursuits. Natalie believes strongly in the advancement and personal development of young Latinos. She is always looking for ways to help support to the Hispanic Community.

Nancy Molina, Past President - Houston Chapter
Central Region

Nancy is currently the Advisory Talent Acquisition Leader at Grant Thornton, LLP. She has over 20 years of experience in talent acquisition, including in-depth knowledge of full-cycle recruitment (university and experienced hire), strategic sourcing and diversity-focused recruitment. She has successfully developed and implemented recruitment strategies that support talent pipeline development in several industries including the energy and financial services sectors. Nancy has been a member of the professional services community, including Deloitte LLP, BDO Seidman LLP, and Arthur Andersen LLP, where she has also developed and implemented diversity and inclusion programs to enhance the advancement of women and underrepresented populations in leadership roles. During her tenure at Deloitte, she participated in a special management project in India, as part of an effort to establish a national shared services structure to support talent acquisition. Nancy is a long-time member and leader with the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), where she currently serves as Director at Large of the Houston ALPFA professional chapter board. Prior to this role, Nancy was the president of the Houston ALPFA professional chapter from 2014 – 2016. In 2016, Nancy was the recipient of the Women of ALPFA award. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in Human Resource Management, from Bernard Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY). Nancy lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Ivan, and two children, Christopher and Kaitlyn.

Maria Villa-Walsh, Past President - Seattle Chapter
West Region

Maria has over 8 years of experience in compliance and risk management. She is currently a Cost Policy Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the Share Services Group (SSG) at The Boeing Company. In this role, Maria manages the compliance of policies, procedures, and government regulations for companywide and business unit specific processes and cost pools. Maria graduated from Seattle University, with Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Accounting and Finance, and she is currently pursuing the Leadership Executive Masters in Business Administration (LEMBA) program at Seattle University. Maria is a co-founder of the Seattle Chapter of ALPFA, where she served the chapter as both Vice President and President. Maria has been an active member of ALPFA since 2004 and currently serves as an advisor to the Seattle Board of Directors.