Lisa Garcia Quiroz is the Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Time Warner Inc. In this role, Ms. Garcia Quiroz has a mandate to ensure that Time Warner’s workforce is reflective of a global media company that reaches cross-cultural audiences and that its workplace is one where the best talent can thrive and advance. In addition, Ms. Garcia Quiroz also leads efforts to identify areas of opportunity for Time Warner in new and emerging markets in the United States and to ensure that the company has access to the best market intelligence on domestic multicultural audiences.
Ms. Garcia Quiroz oversees corporate responsibility as well as Time Warner’s philanthropic outreach. Since 2004, she has worked to refocus the company’s philanthropic strategy, resulting in original programs which foster diverse new talent and build new audiences in the arts, and help make college more accessible to all talented youth.
Before joining Time Warner’s corporate division, Ms. Garcia Quiroz worked at Time Inc., where she launched two businesses that identified and successfully served new markets: People en Español and Time for Kids.
Ms. Garcia Quiroz, of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent, was born and raised in New York City and received both her undergraduate degree and Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University. She currently serves as Vice-Chairperson of the board of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and on the board of the Apollo Theatre Foundation. Recently, Ms. Garcia Quiroz was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate to serve on the board of the Corporation for National and Community Service. She resides in New York City with her husband, author Guy Garcia, and their son.