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Episode #80. For this 80th episode of the podcast, I thought I would invite someone very special. I am thrilled to be joined by Jose Luis Prado Sr, my father-in-law. 

Jose Luis is a business and community leader with over 35 years of experience.

Jose Luis is an Executive Advisor Partner at the private equity firm Wind Point Partners. Jose Luis also serves as a Board Director at the Northern Trust Corporation and at Hormel Foods Corporation. 

He is deeply committed to the community and serves as Trustee or Board Director at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, co-founder of the Latino Corporate Directors Association, Latino Donor Collaborative, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the National Museum of Mexican Art, and the Migration Policy Institute. 

Most recently Jose Luis was named a founding Board member of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino to be built in Washington DC. 

Jose Luis retired from PepsiCo in 2014 after a career spanning 30 years in three continents and multiple countries.

In his final assignment with PepsiCo, Jose Luis served as President of Quaker Oats North America, a $3 billion dollar company, becoming the first Mexican to lead a major PepsiCo Division in North America. 

Jose Luis has had a very successful career; and yet what I most admire about him is his love for his family, his love for my amazing mother-in-law Rosy, his love for his kids, and of course his love for his grandkids 

In our conversation today, Jose Luis shares his career journey and his advice for younger professionals.

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