Lorenza Martinez Trigueros; Deputy Director, Banco de México
Dr. Martinez has recently been appointed as Director General over the Strategy, Risks, and Payment Systems arm of the Central Bank of Mexico (Banco de México). She previously served as Undersecretary of Economy for Commerce and Industry, where she laid the technical policy foundation for Mexico’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Dr. Martinez earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Bachelor in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM). From December 2006 to September 2007, she served as head of the Insurance and Pensions Unit of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. Among other previous positions she has been Director of Economic Studies at the Bank of Mexico and professor at the Center for Economic Research’s Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico.
Curt Boisfontaine; President, Meridian Capital Corporation
Curt Boisfontaine founded Meridian Realty Advisors, L.P. in 1994, a real estate investment management and development organization that is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Working with an established network of financial partners, related professionals and seasoned operating partners, their mission is to create value for investors by acquiring, developing and investing in real estate and real estate related assets with a current emphasis on seniors housing and healthcare assets. Curt is currently the sole Director of Meridian’s entities and is President of Meridian Capital Corporation. Curt completed his formal education in 1981 at Tulane University, where he studied economics.
Michael Camuñez; President, ManattJones Global Strategies
Michael Camuñez is President of ManattJones Global Strategies, LLC, which provides strategic advice and advocacy to help clients identify new opportunities and resolve problems in the international marketplace, with a particular emphasis on Mexico and Latin America. ManattJones is the international consulting subsidiary of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, where Mr. Camuñez is also a partner in the firm’s Government & Regulatory division in both the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., offices.
Prior to joining Manatt, Mr. Camuñez served from 2010 to 2013 as one of the nation’s leading commercial diplomats as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance, where he managed a global portfolio to help lead the U.S. government’s efforts to open new markets for U.S. goods and services, identify and eliminate significant market access challenges and non-tariff barriers, and monitor and enforce U.S. trade agreements and commitments.
Mr. Camuñez is widely recognized for playing a critical role in rebalancing U.S. economic policy toward Mexico, leading numerous trade and policy missions to Mexico and helping to lead efforts to update and modernize a range of initiatives to enhance cross-border trade and investment. He was the chief architect of the recently established U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue, which he proposed, coordinated and later helped launch during President Obama’s visit to Mexico in May of 2013.
Prior to assuming his role at the Department of Commerce, Mr. Camuñez served in the Obama White House as Special Counsel to the President in the Office of the White House Counsel as well as Special Assistant to the President. Before joining the White House staff, Mr. Camuñez was a partner at a large, multinational law firm where he counseled and represented companies and financial institutions in foreign international litigation and international corporate compliance, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Money Laundering counseling. Previously he served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the first term of the Clinton Administration, where he was part of the original team that created and launched the AmeriCorps program in 1993.
He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Harvard College. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Advisory Board of the MITA Institute & Technology Accelerator, MITA FUND LP. He is the past President of the Mexican American Bar Foundation, as well as a former Commissioner on the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission.