Juanita H. Nañez is a human resources and diversity consultant with The Hopkins Group. She has a distinguished executive leadership career in the banking, energy, and hospitality industries. She has held the positions of Corporate Recruiter; Manager of Employee Relations; Executive Director of Corporate Human Resources and Employee Relations; and Vice President of Diversity. She is an active member of the Dallas community engaged in organizations with missions focused on diversity-based developmental and educational initiatives. Nañez is fluent in Spanish and English.
Nañez is a member of the national organization, Society for Human Resources Management; and founding President of the Texas Diversity Council; former member of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Talent Management Committee; a past Chair and State Rep for the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Dallas Chapter; Membership Committee Chair for the Hispanic 100; 2012 Member at Large of the Hispanic 100; Big Sister in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program; and former Hispanic Advisory Board Member for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program. She is also an appointed Commissioner to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department Civil Service Commission and a Board member of the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico. She has served as a founding board member of the Multi-Cultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance; formerly on the Business Advisory Board for Grambling State University, and Advisor to the National Society for Minorities in Hospitality.
Nañez attended Dallas Baptist University; holds an advanced level accreditation, SPHR, from the HR Certification Institute; a SHRM Senior Certified Professional; earned a Certificate of Employee Relations from the Institute for Applied Management and Law, Houston; completed the Executive Development Program at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business; has received numerous awards and recognition for her performance in human resources and diversity, and was nominated a top-five finalist by the inaugural Dallas Arboretum’s Celebration of Diversity Award for her impact on diversity in the community. She has also been recognized for her outstanding contributions to Dallas Diversity Training by the Texas Diversity Council, and referenced and featured in hospitality textbooks for her notable leadership in human resources. She also serves as a guest speaker and panelist for local, state and national human resources and diversity symposiums and conferences.