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Eduardo Salaz

Director

Eduardo is currently Managing Partner and President with ELS Diversity and Inclusion Consulting. In
this current role, Eduardo provides diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) engagement, leadership,
executive coaching, and strategic planning consultation for client organizations. Primary clients are
in higher education, high technology, and non-profit organizations.

Eduardo was formally the Associate Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Saint Mary's 
College of California where he was responsible for providing overall leadership for the Human
Resources function. During Eduardo's tenure at Saint Mary’s, he led the development of several
organizational transformation initiatives including serving on the President's strategic planning task force, College's inclusive excellence committee, labor management committee and several other
programs designed to provide quality HR outcomes for the college.

Prior to Saint Mary's, Eduardo was the Chief Diversity Officer for Intuit, a leading provider of financial
software solutions. During Eduardo's time at Intuit, he drove the design, facilitation and
implementation of an end-to-end diversity and inclusion strategy for the company. He received the
VIP award (Vision, Impact and Performance) for his work on diversity and inclusion. Eduardo also
worked in various HR management roles for Silicon Graphics, Apple Computer, Pacific Gas and
Electric and the General Electric Company.

Eduardo received his master’s degree in Leadership from Saint Mary's College, graduating with
honors, a 4.0 GPA and was selected the number one graduate student in his cohort. Eduardo
received his bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University. Eduardo is a certified inclusive
excellence practitioner, skilled in leadership and organizational development, strategic planning, and
talent management. Eduardo is Past President of CUPA, (College and University Professional
Association).

Eduardo served on the Board of Directors for Las Positas Community College Foundation, a
member of the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group and the Livermore Rotary Club. Former Chair
of the Conference Board, Diversity, and Inclusion Chapter Five (5). President, of the National
Hispanic Employee Association, a 30,000-member corporate Latinx leadership organization. He also
formerly served on the Board of Trustees for the National Hispanic University in San Jose,
California.

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