As vice president of finance for Constellation, Diaz oversees the company’s wholesale and retail business segments, financial forecasting, project analysis, performance indicators and financial reporting.
Prior to his current role, Diaz was director of financial planning & analysis for Constellation’s retail business. In that role, he oversaw all aspects of financial planning for the industry leading retail energy supplier, assisted business leaders in understanding business line profitability and supported the continued growth of the retail business.
Diaz joined Constellation in 2001 and has held various leadership positions within the finance organization including director of technical accounting, director of treasury operations and director of corporate finance. He has been involved in numerous large scale systems implementations and supported several acquisitions, most recently leading the finance integration during the acquisition of Integrys Energy Services.
Prior to joining Constellation, Diaz performed consulting and audit services primarily for governmental entities as a consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Diaz is the founding president of the Baltimore Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America, the first national Latino professional association in the U.S., and a member of the board of directors of TurnAround, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on building a community free of violence by advocating for and educating adults and children affected by intimate partner and sexual violence in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Diaz received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Towson University and completed the Program for Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School.
Inez Stewart is the senior vice president of human resources for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Inez joined Johns Hopkins Medicine on December 31, 2016.
Stewart has more than 25 years of experience in human resources management and a deep understanding of its role in academic medicine. In her role at Johns Hopkins, she leads a team of human resources professionals who focus on attracting, engaging, developing and retaining the best people who will provide the highest quality of care for our patients.
Before joining Johns Hopkins, Stewart served as vice president and chief human resources officer for Boston Children’s Hospital. She has also held several senior executive human resources posts, including vice president of human resources at Tufts Medical Center and various vice presidential posts with the Polaroid Corporation, Arthur D. Little Inc., and the Lotus Development Corporation.
Stewart earned her B.A. from Boston College and her M.Ed., with a concentration in human resource management, from Cambridge College. She has served on the boards of many organizations, including Boston Children’s Museum, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Rogerson Communities, Eastern Bank Corporation and as president of the Conexcion board of trustees.
After 20 years in the corporate sector, Veronica launched Cool & Associates, a management consulting firm to bridge the mainstream world to the Hispanic segment in the United States. Specializing in an integrated model providing solutions including marketing, workforce development and training.
She has blended her financial expertise and operational experience with her nonprofit activities to drive engagement and growth. Her expertise includes commercial banking, lending, financial analysis and sales management, working with Wells Fargo and Bank of America, and leading and operating the state-wide Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Veronica has presented internationally in various conferences addressing topics such as Diverse Segment Marketing, Minority/WBE, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Access to Capital and Women in Business and Leadership. She is a columnist for Huffington Post, The Daily Record and Mundo Latino.
She’s received various awards including the NFL 2018 Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, 2017 Innovator of the Year, Shift University Presenter Champion 2017, Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch in 2016, Top 100 MBE, US Hispanic Chamber Corporate Leader of the Year, Daily Record’s MD Top 100 Women-Circle of Excellence and the US Hispanic Chamber Ultimate Latina Award. First Lady Michelle Obama recognized Veronica for her commitment to youth mentoring. Governor Larry Hogan appointed Cool to serve on the state-wide Governor’s Workforce Investment Board.
She is the founder of the Latino Innovators Pitch, an innovative program to showcase and empower Latino entrepreneurs to scale and grow their businesses profitably and sustainably. Veronica founded the Facebook Groups Yo Quiero Trabajo and Emprendedores Exitosos, where she curates content, resources and opportunities for Latino jobseekers and entrepreneurs.
She holds a BS from Kutztown University in Business Administration, and a Master’s of Science in Finance from Loyola University of MD. A native of Dominican Republic, she is the Past Board Chairman of the MD Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of Martin O’Malley’s gubernatorial transition steering committee focusing on MBE and Small Business. Cool currently serves on the boards of Open Society Institute, Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors, Life Lens and is a proud member of the Hispanic Leaders Association, Latino Providers Network, Latinas Think Big and SHIFT.
Living northwest of Baltimore, Maryland, she is married to Mr. Cool and is happily overwhelmed by her 16-year-old fashionista black-belt diva and 15-year-old athletic jokester.
Alexander G. Núñez is senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs for BGE. Núñez oversees strategy and regulatory affairs, governmental and external relations, communications and marketing, BGE's economic development work, community relationships, and relationships with the company's large customers.
Núñez previously served as the company's vice president of governmental and external affairs where he was responsible for managing the company's relationships with Maryland's state and local elected and appointed officials, as well as with the various state and local government agencies. Prior to that role, he served as director of state affairs and as senior public affairs representative and Annapolis counsel. Before joining the company in 2001, he worked for the Maryland General Assembly for several years, where he served as Committee Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee of Maryland.
Núñez contributes actively to several industry and community organizations. He has long represented the company in the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, including on its Legislative Committee, Environment Committee and Civil Liability Committee. He is a member of the Edison Foundation's Institute of Electric Innovation, a founding member of the Greater Baltimore Committee's Energy and Natural Resources Committee and is past-president and active member of the Legislative Committee of the Maryland-D.C. Utilities Association.
Núñez serves currently on the boards of directors for Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, the Baltimore chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), and Audubon Maryland-DC. He also serves as an appointee on the Governor's Workforce Development Board and the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs. Núñez is a graduate of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2005 and served on its board of directors for a number of years. He also served previously on the boards of directors for the Maryland Government Relations Association and the Utilities State Government Organization.
Núñez also serves as vice-president of the Walters Art Museum Board of Trustees and as chair of its Engagement Committee.
Núñez received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate with honors from Valparaiso University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of Maryland and in the United States Supreme Court.
As a director under Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management Operations division, Mario oversees the testing group which is responsible for assessing and reporting on operations risk and control performance and design ratings to the firm’s various stakeholders. Mario is also co-chair of the firm’s Baltimore Latino Employee Networking affinity group as well as an active recruiter for the firm’s
Campus Recruitment team.
Prior to his current role, Mario worked in the Tax and Client Reporting risk team supporting the firm’s Operations function. Mario joined Morgan Stanley in 2015 and has been active in promoting diversity and inclusion in the firm’s culture and supporting its recruitment efforts. Prior to joining the firm, Mario provided accounting information systems support and GovCon DCAA compliance consulting
for various government contracting services in the DC Metropolitan area.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Maryland University College and is a current MBA candidate in Sellinger’s School of Business at Loyola University Maryland.
Carlos Cisneros, CCM is a Senior Project Manager at the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, a national builder based in Baltimore, Maryland. Carlos manages an operating group of 24 professionals within Whiting-Turner, whose work is primarily focuses on the affordable housing and senior living sectors. His group has participated in dozens of affordable projects in eight states. He earned the Certified Construction Management designation by the Construction Management Certification Institute in 2008. He served as an adjunct Professor of Construction Management at the Community College of Baltimore County for four years, where he taught construction management courses. Within Whiting-Turner he also serves as the National Coordinator for multifamily, and heads the newly-formed Hispanic Outreach Workgroup. He is active in affordable housing organizations, locally and nationally. Carlos earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Systems from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. He lives with his wife and three boys in Columbia, Maryland, where he is also the Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 838.
As Manager of Distributed Energy at Constellation, Johan is responsible for building Constellation’s public sector and commercial energy project portfolio by delivering comprehensive energy savings, security and resiliency solutions to mission critical assets for installations, campuses, and municipalities. In this role, Johan is responsible for strategic planning, market research and driving project development and partnership opportunities across the public sector business line. Johan is an expert in commodity procurement strategies, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable technology, microgrids and distributed generation, and has coordinated the business development efforts for energy projects that incorporate various energy conservation measures and technologies.
Johan began his career at Constellation in 2004 working in the finance department where he led planning and strategy development for numerous high-budget divisions. From 2008–2010, Johan managed the financial planning and analysis function of UniStar Nuclear Energy, a multi-billion dollar new nuclear project in the United States. In his latest role at Constellation, Johan was directly responsible for developing an innovative microgrid and net-zero biomass generator for the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps as part of a comprehensive performance contract. Prior to joining Constellation, Johan worked at KPMG LLP in Baltimore, MD providing risk advisory services for their healthcare cliental. While at KPMG, he developed feasibility studies and financial models for several large hospitals across Maryland.
Military Experience / Volunteerism
Johan is a Reservist in the United States Coast Guard and volunteers with homeless veteran groups and Boy Scouts.
Johan holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree, a Masters of Business Administration degree, and a Masters of Science in Finance degree all from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD.