The New America Alliance announces new President and CEO
Anyori “AJ” Hernandez will take over these roles in February.
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The New America Alliance (NAA) recently announced that Anyori “AJ” Hernandez will be its new President and Chief Executive Officer, starting late February. Hernandez will replace Solange Fernández Brooks, who has served as CEO for 3 years.
“AJ cares about advancing Hispanic and Latino representation, and I could not think of anyone better to lead the NAA. I look forward to my continued involvement with the NAA and to supporting him in making new roads for the NAA’s success,” said Brooks.
The NAA is a nonprofit that is “dedicated to advancing the economic development of the American Latino community.”
"I am excited and honored to lead the NAA and advance its mission to increase diversity and inclusion in the investment management industry. I want to thank Solange for all of her wonderful contributions to the organization over the past three years that have helped ensure the NAA's position as the country's leading Hispanic and Latino organization dedicated to closing the gap in asset allocation to Hispanic and Latino managers,” Hernandez said of his appointment.
“The underrepresentation of our community in positions of leadership across the industry is significant and it is my lifelong commitment to increase diverse managers' representation and to demonstrate that capital can be a catalyst for change in underserved communities," he added.
Hernandez comes to NAA from the New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF), where he was the Director of the Emerging Manager Program. He worked at NYSCRF for 15 years, serving previously as Senior Investment Officer of Hedge Fund and Emerging Managers and Investment Officer of Real Estate.
He has also worked at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management as Director, and was the Principal/Co-founder of Yorkstone Advisors.
Hernandez received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Computer Application from New York University. He earned a Graduate Certification in Real Estate Finance and Master of Science in Finance and Investments with a concentration in Real Estate, also from NYU.
“The NAA was organized over 20 years ago on the principle that American Hispanic and Latino business leaders have a special responsibility to lead the process of building the forms of economic, political, and human capital crucial to Hispanic and Latino progress,” Leon Brujis, NAA Board Chair explained.
“AJ will help continue that mission and is perfectly situated to help us achieve our goals to increase capital access for women and minority-owned firms and to accelerate diverse leadership in asset management, entrepreneurship, corporate America, and public service," he continued.
The NAA was founded in 1999, and its membership comprises over 100 prominent American Hispanic and Latino entrepreneurs and business leaders committed to giving back to the community.