1970′s

Kevin Curry served as a National CASC Senator (CASC was the precursor organization to TACSC) beginning in the summer of 1974.  He was a Summer Leadership Conference counselor from 1975-1979 highlighted by being one of the youngest principals in the summer of 1976.  He chaperoned many of the Senator activities and programs as well as became involved in the various High School leadership programs involving CASC and the National High School Leadership program.  Kevin has held several senior leadership positions for major food distributors and is currently Vice President of Main Meals for Safeway in Pleasanton, CA.    His undergraduate degree from CSLA in accounting and MBA from USC have served him well but pales in comparison to the lessons in leadership shared with CASC and its members through the years.  He is very blessed to have two great ladies in his life:  His wife of 23 years Mary and their 14 year old aspiring Broadway actress Jillian.

Everett Hernandez was a CASC Summer Conference delegate in 1975 and a CASC Senator in 1976 (He was presented the CASC Outstanding Senator Award by Carl Karcher in 1976). He was part of the CASC staff conducting national Summer Leadership Conferences (Notre Dame, LMU, Cal State Northridge, NIU etc etc) and helping CASC move to the Campus of Notre Dame in the late 1970’s. Today Everett is President/CEO and serves as Chairman of the Board for Latin American Multimedia Corporation. Hernandez is also the President of Avanze Inc., a premier multicultural research and consulting firm serving US multinationals across all business sectors.  Prior to his position as Avanze Inc., Hernandez was a Senior Vice President and General Manager for Synovate, a global research and consulting firm with over 120 offices in 38 countries. His division, Synovate Diversity, worked with key clients such as MTV, AOL, Disney, People Magazine, Unilever, Nissan, Hyundai, American Express, Wachovia and Astra Zeneca to develop Hispanic business and marketing strategies. Hernandez was also editor and publisher of the semi -annual publication, US Diversity Markets Report.  In the 1990’s Hernandez was Executive Vice President for Taylor Nelson Sofres, one of the world’s largest research and consulting firms with over 200 offices in 60 countries. Hernandez ran the Multicultural division with over 500 employees serving clients such as P&G, Coke, Fox, HBO, NBC, Warner Bros,  Mattel, Ford, Toyota, Nokia and Mission Foods.  Everett has also served on the Board for the Church of St Mary Magdalene (1990′s), served on Communications Board at the University San Diego (2000′s) and is currently on the Board of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego.

Di Ann Sanchez was a Summer Conference delegate in 1975 and Conference staff from 1976-1983.  She was also a Board Member for TASC from 1998-2003.  Di Ann has been in human resources for over 25 years and been an executive at companies Delta, Boeing, American Airlines, United Natural Foods and DFW Airport.  She currently has her own company which provides HR consulting to small to medium companies.  She is currently writing her dissertation on Generations in the Workplace and is expected to receive her PHD in Dec. 2011. She currently resided in Hurst, TX and is the mother of two, a daughter and son.

1990′s

Danny Walker was a summer conference delegate in 1997 and 1998 at Menlo College in Atherton, CA. He returned as staff from 1999-2004, serving roles in both administration and in the classroom. He has recently returned to our summer program as our Audio/Visual Coordinator. He graduated from LMU in 2006 with a degree in Film Production, then co-edited a successful film which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007. Danny is currently working for 20th Century Fox and has recently been involved with editing  projects including the new Narnia, the new X-Men and the new Planet of the Apes films. Danny lives in Playa del Rey, CA.

Jessica Varga was a Southern California delegate in 1995 and 1996 and then served on staff for 12 years (1997-2009). She was a summer intern for TACSC in 2005 and worked closely with our Founder on new programs for our summer conferences. Jessica served on the Board of Directors for 4 years and held the position of Secretary. She earned her degree in criminal justice and sociology from Sonoma State University in 2006. She recently completed her Master’s in Leadership and Management at York St. John University in York, England. She is now employed by Sonoma State and works directly with student orientation and student life. Jessica lives in Rohnert Park, CA.