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Arthur R. Velasquez

Founder at Azteca Foods, Inc.
Overview
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Education
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Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations

Arthur R. Velasquez

Founder at Azteca Foods, Inc.

Overview

Age
79 (Born 1939)
Notable Companies
Azteca Foods, Inc.

Azteca Corn Products Corp.
Board Seats
24
Number of Relationships
This person is connected to 2,335 people.

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Founder at Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman LLP

President & Director at Azteca Foods, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago

Chairman, Dental Services Group at Bolder Capital LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

Professional at RSG Underwriting Managers LLC

Former Chief Executive Officer at Northern Trust Corporation

Former Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & President at Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Professional at RSG Underwriting Managers LLC
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Crain's Chicago BusinessPrint Version
September 2, 2013
PR Newswire
March 12, 2013
Crain's Chicago BusinessPrint Version
December 31, 2012

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President & Director at Azteca Foods, Inc.
Azteca Foods, Inc. distributes tortillas, chips and salad shells. Its products include corn, die cut flour, pressed flour tortillas, tortilla, yellow corn chips and salad shells. The company was founded by Arthur R. Velasquez in 1970 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Spouse

Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Azteca Foods, Inc.
Azteca Foods, Inc. distributes tortillas, chips and salad shells. Its products include corn, die cut flour, pressed flour tortillas, tortilla, yellow corn chips and salad shells. The company was founded by Arthur R. Velasquez in 1970 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Educational Background

BS Degree in Electrical Engineering 
Class of 1960 
Notre Dame is a leading American research university that offers undergraduate, professional, and graduate students a unique academic environment. Enriched by Catholic intellectual and cultural traditions, it is a place that throughout its history has promoted excellent teaching. Notre Dame stands on 1,250 acres considered by many to be among the most beautiful possessed by any university in the nation. From the collegiate Gothic architecture and park-like landscape to exquisite outdoor sculpture and breathtaking views, Notre Dame's campus is a visual splendor.
MBA 
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Memberships

Member
Current
The Commercial Club of Chicago resulted from the 1907 merger of two predecessor Chicago clubs: the Merchants Club (organized in 1896) and the Commercial Club (organized in 1877). Its most active members included George Pullman, Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick, George Armour, Frederic Delano, Sewell Avery, Rufus C. Dawes, and Julius Rosenwald. The club has promoted Chicago's economic development for generations and championed member Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago (1909), also known as Burnham's plan. The plan gave the blueprint for the future growth and development of the entire Chicago region.

Career History

Founder
1970 - Current
Azteca Foods, Inc. distributes tortillas, chips and salad shells. Its products include corn, die cut flour, pressed flour tortillas, tortilla, yellow corn chips and salad shells. The company was founded by Arthur R. Velasquez in 1970 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Founder
1970 - Prior

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Director
1989 - Current
The Alford Group, Inc. provides management and resource development services for the non-profit organizations. Its services include organizational development, fund raising, resource development, executive search, and knowledge solutions. The firm has offices in Boise, Chicago, Detroit, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington. The company was founded in 1979 by Jimmie R. Alford and is headquartered in Evanston, IL.
Member of Senior Advisory Board
Current
Nogales Investors Management seeks investments from $10 million to $20 million in small- to medium-sized companies in the US. The firm provides financing for MBOs, build-ups, acquisitions, growth financings and recapitalizations. Nogales takes a lead role and is actively involved in the strategic direction of their portfolio companies. Investments may be structured as common stock, preferred stock, debt or any combination of the three.Nogales focuses on low-technology sectors with opportunities for growth and/or consolidation. Companies should have revenues greater than $25 million and EBITDA greater than $3 million. Nogales looks for highly-incented and experienced management, a clear path to value creation and identifiable exit strategies.
Director
Prior - 2007
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
1970 - Prior
Azteca Foods, Inc. distributes tortillas, chips and salad shells. Its products include corn, die cut flour, pressed flour tortillas, tortilla, yellow corn chips and salad shells. The company was founded by Arthur R. Velasquez in 1970 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Director
Prior
Peoples Energy Corp. used to produce and distribute gas, power and oil. It was also engaged in acquisition and development of onshore natural gas reserves with upside potential in a limited number of strategic supply basins. The company was located in Chicago, IL.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
LaSalle's investment management philosophy is based on controlling risk and volatility while producing long-term wealth accumulation. Their principal goal is to meet investment objectives through a systematic and disciplined approach to the purchase and sale of securities. Their portfolio managers focus on companies with superior earnings growth, stability, with above-average ROE and evidence of sustainable margins. They fuse computer models with quantitative analysis to distill the universe of securities to a list of optimal investments. After a list has been developed, each company is scrutinized to ensure financial strength and the ability to support future growth.
Director
Prior
Illinois Bell Telephone Co., a subsidiary of AT&T, Inc., is an American company located in Springfield, IL, specializing in telephone communications, except radiotelephone.
Director
Prior
MESBIC Ventures, Inc., an SBIC fund, provides financing for long term venture capital requirements (expansion, later stage and buyouts), to the growing businesses, managed by minority entrepreneurs. The fund invests in the range of $1 to $3 million, in the form of debt with warrants/equity and straight equity. It invests mostly in the Southwest of the US and preferred industries include manufacturing specialty, electronics, broadcast and food processors.
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Trustee Emeritus
Current
Notre Dame is a leading American research university that offers undergraduate, professional, and graduate students a unique academic environment. Enriched by Catholic intellectual and cultural traditions, it is a place that throughout its history has promoted excellent teaching. Notre Dame stands on 1,250 acres considered by many to be among the most beautiful possessed by any university in the nation. From the collegiate Gothic architecture and park-like landscape to exquisite outdoor sculpture and breathtaking views, Notre Dame's campus is a visual splendor.
Life Trustee
Current
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry operates as a museum. It conduct exhibitions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Director
Current
Board Member
Prior
The mission of the Big Shoulders Fund is to provide support to the Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago. 100% of the funds raised by the Big Shoulders Fund are used to support children through scholarships, special education programs, instructional equipment, much needed school facility improvements, faculty support, and operating grants.  The Big Shoulders Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Trustee
Prior
The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.
Co-Chair
Prior
Chicago United promotes multiracial leadership in business to advance parity in economic opportunity. Chicago United supports the business community’s need to maximize the use of corporate and entrepreneurial talent and brings together diverse senior business leaders to break through barriers to realize the benefits of diversity and inclusion. Chicago United is the premiere organization creating an environment where racially diverse CEOs and executive level management can share common experiences to promote multiracial leadership in governance, management, and business partnerships while delivering best practices for diversity practitioners and building relationships among leaders who share common values.
Member, Executive Committee
Prior
The Chicago Community Trust provides charity services. It offers services to organizations such as social services agencies, schools, health centers, museums and theaters in the Chicago area. The firm provides charitable resources in the arts and culture, basic human needs, community development, education and health sectors. The company was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Trustee
Prior
XAVIER IS A JESUIT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY ROOTED IN THE LIBERAL ARTS TRADITION. OUR MISSION IS TO EDUCATE EACH STUDENT INTELLECTUALLY, MORALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY. WE CREATE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH RIGOROUS ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS INTEGRATED WITH CO-CURRICULAR ENGAGEMENT. IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF OPEN AND FREE INQUIRY, WE PREPARE STUDENTS FOR A WORLD THAT IS INCREASINGLY DIVERSE, COMPLEX AND INTERDEPENDENT. DRIVEN BY OUR COMMITMENT TO THE COMMON GOOD AND TO THE EDUCATION OF THE WHOLE PERSON, THE XAVIER COMMUNITY CHALLENGES AND SUPPORTS STUDENTS AS THEY CULTIVATE LIVES OF REFLECTION, COMPASSION AND INFORMED ACTION.
Board Member
Prior
United Way Worldwide raises money for charitable causes. It offers community-based and community-led solutions for education, financial stability and health. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Alexandria, VA.
National Director
Prior
FOUNDED IN 1968, MALDEF IS THE NATION'S LEADING LATINO CIVIL RIGHTS LEGAL ORGANIZATION, PROMOTING SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH ADVOCACY, COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND LITIGATION IN THE AREAS OF EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS AND POLITICAL ACCESS.
Member, Advisory Council
Prior
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
ESC'S EXPERIENCED AND TRAINED VOLUNTEER CONSULTANTS STRENGTHEN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND PUBLIC AGENCIES ACROSS THE GREATER CHICAGO AREA BY BRINGING THEM LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND GOVERNANCE SKILLS THAT ARE CRITICAL TO THE GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Hispanic Housing Development Corp. is a Non Profit organization to help create affordable housing in Chicago's Latino neighborhoods. It builds comfortable, affordable housing that become a catalyst for economic prosperity and community growth. The firm creates new housing, employment, and business opportunities and provides a socio-economic environment that helps communities flourish. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered at Chicago, IL.
General Trustee
Prior
To honor individuals whose contributions to the betterment of mankind have been accomplished in or on behalf of the State of Illinois, or whose achievements have brought honor to the State because of their identity with it, whether by birth or residence, or by their dedication to those principles of democracy and humanity as exemplified by Abraham Lincoln.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
The Economic Club of Chicago was organized in 1927 "to aid in the creation and expression of an enlightened public opinion on the important economic and social questions of the day.” Equally important, through its membership policies, the Club works to identify upcoming young leaders to insure a continuum of knowledge and traditions within Chicago’s civic and business community as the torch of leadership passes from one generation to the next.
Board Member
Prior
Member, Board of Advisors
Tenure Unconfirmed
Catholic Charities USA, Inc. provides emergency and social services. It offers networking; national advocacy, media; program development; training, technical assistance and financial support services. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Alexandria, VA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2017
THE FOUNDATION PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CADDIES AND PROMOTES THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL WELFARE OF RECIPIENTS.
$250 - $499
2015
THE FOUNDATION PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CADDIES AND PROMOTES THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL WELFARE OF RECIPIENTS.
$5,000 +
2015
SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (SXU) EDUCATES MEN AND WOMEN TO SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH, THINK CRITICALLY, COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY, AND SERVE WISELY AND COMPASSIONATELY IN SUPPORT OF HUMAN DIGNITY AND THE COMMON GOOD.
$250 - $499
2014
THE FOUNDATION PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CADDIES AND PROMOTES THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL WELFARE OF RECIPIENTS.
$5,000 +
2014
SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (SXU) EDUCATES MEN AND WOMEN TO SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH, THINK CRITICALLY, COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY, AND SERVE WISELY AND COMPASSIONATELY IN SUPPORT OF HUMAN DIGNITY AND THE COMMON GOOD.
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Political Donations

$1,000
2011
Former Representative from the 92nd District at Illinois House of Representatives
$1,000
2009
Speaker at Illinois House of Representatives
$2,500
2009
Former Comptroller at Illinois State Board of Investment
$1,000
2009
Attorney General at Illinois Office of the Attorney General
$5,000
2008
Former Comptroller at Illinois State Board of Investment
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