Kathleen Martinez

People with Disabilities Segment Manager at Wells Fargo & Co.

Kathleen Martinez

Kathleen Martinez

People with Disabilities Segment Manager at Wells Fargo & Co.

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Kathleen Martinez was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the third Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 25, 2009.

As head of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Ms. Martinez advises the Secretary of Labor and works with all DOL agencies to lead a comprehensive and coordinated national policy regarding the employment of people with disabilities.

Blind since birth, Ms. Martinez comes to ODEP with a background as an internationally recognized disability rights leader specializing in employment, asset building, independent living, international development, diversity and gender issues.

She was appointed Executive Director of the World Institute on Disability (WID), based in Oakland, California, in 2005. Ms. Martinez directed Proyecto Vision, WID's National Technical Assistance Center to increase employment opportunities for Latinos with disabilities in the United States, and Access to Assets, an asset-building project to help reduce poverty among people with disabilities. At WID, she also led the team that produced the acclaimed international webzine DisabilityWorld (www.disabilityworld.org) in English and Spanish.

In 2007 she was appointed a member of the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace, a Congressionally-created agency dedicated to research and projects in conflict management. In 2005 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appointed her as one of eight public members of the newly-established State Department advisory committee on disability and foreign policy.

In 2002 she was appointed by President Bush as one of 15 members of the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency advising the President and Congress on disability policy.

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World Institute on Disability
United States Department of Labo

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Former Regional Commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service at US General Services Administration

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Chief Financial Officer at US Defense Logistics Agency

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Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at United States Air Force

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Member of the Senior Procurement Executives at Chief Acquisition Officers Council

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Regional Director, North Central Regional Office at The Federal Bureau of Prisons

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Former Executive Director at DisabilityWorks

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Former Customer Service Attendant at BellSouth Corporation

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General Manager, Cloud Supply Chain at Microsoft Corporation

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Former Executive Director at U.S. Army Contracting Command

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Former Commissioner at U.S. AbilityOne Commission

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People with Disabilities Segment Manager at Wells Fargo & Co.
Career History
People with Disabilities Segment Manager
Current

Wells Fargo & Co. is a diversified, community-based financial services company. It is engaged in the provision of banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. The firm operates through the following segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, Wealth & Investment Management, and Other. The Community Banking segment offers complete line of diversified financial products and services for consumers and small businesses including checking and savings accounts, credit and debit cards, and automobile, student, and small business lending. The Wholesale Banking segment provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States and globally. The Wealth and Investment Management segment includes personalized wealth management, investment and retirement products and services to clients across U.S. based businesses. The Other segment refers to the products of WIM customers served through community banking distribution channels. The company was founded by Henry Wells and William G. Fargo on March 18, 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Executive Director
Prior

THE MISSION OF THE WORLD INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY (WID) IN COMMUNITIES AND NATIONS WORLDWIDE IS TO ELIMINATE BARRIERS TO FULL SOCIAL INTEGRATION & INCREASE EMPLOYMENT, ECONOMIC SECURITY & HEALTH CARE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy
Prior

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments. The department is headed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor, which is held by Thomas Perez since July 2013. The purpose of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. In carrying out this mission, the Department of Labor administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws. These mandates and the regulations that implement them cover many workplace activities for about 10 million employers and 125 million workers. The Department’s headquarters is housed in the Frances Perkins Building, named in honor of Frances Perkins, the Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945 and the first female cabinet secretary in U.S. history.

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Member, Board of Directors
2007 - Prior

US Institute of Peace USIP is the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP works to save lives, increase the government's ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduce government costs, and enhance our national security. USIP works to reduce the costs and risks for American military and civilians deployed to conflict areas abroad by training them to peacefully mitigate and manage conflicts. Our work helps to create safe and stable environments for people living and Americans working in these regions. In Iraq, the tribal reconciliation USIP mediated in Mahmoudiya served as the model for the U.S. reconciliation strategy that dramatically reduced American military and Iraqi civilian casualties, as reported by TIME magazine. “Over the next six months Iraqi civilian deaths in the area fell 75 percent—from 1,200 per month to 300 per month; while US military deaths fell from a dozen per month to zero.” (TIME, 19 October 2007) USIP played a leading role in preventing electoral violence in South Sudan and continues to help keep the Sudan Peace Accord on track. USIP has been working with tribal chiefs, state judges, police and other stakeholders to improve cooperation and to develop an integrated approach to the rule of law, so that South Sudan can move beyond its history of violence. | The Two Sudans Since 2002, USIP has analyzed Afghanistan’s justice systems and recommended methods to strengthen the rule of law. USIP is helping to bridge the gap between informal and formal justice sectors and thereby prevent village and district-level disputes from spiraling out of control.

Commissioner
Prior - 2015
Member, Advisory Committee on Disability & Foreign Policy
2005 - Prior

The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

Council Member
2002 - Prior

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of fifteen Presidential appointees , an Executive Director appointed by the Chairman, and eleven, full-time professional staff. NCD's Mission NCD's mission is to be a trusted advisor, in collaboration with people with disabilities to: The President The Congress Federal entities State, tribal communities, and local governments; and Other entities and organizations NCD fulfills its advisory roles regarding disability policies, programs, procedures, and practices that enhance equal opportunity by: Convening stakeholders to acquire timely and relevant input for recommendations and action steps Gathering and analyzing data and other information Engaging and influencing current debates and agendas Identifying and formulating solutions to emerging and long-standing challenges; and Providing tools to facilitate effective implementation History of NCD NCD has a proud history. First established as a small advisory Council within the Department of Education in 1978, NCD was transformed into an independent agency in 1984 and charged with reviewing all federal disability programs and policies. In 1986, NCD recommended enactment of an Americans with Disabilities Act, and then drafted the first version of the bill introduce in the House and Senate in 1988. Since enactment of the ADA in 1990, NCD has continued to play a leading role in analyzing the needs of people with disabilities, crafting policy solutions, and advising the President and Congress.

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$200
2012

Former President of United States

$500
2008

Former President of United States

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