Paving the Pathway to Economic Mobility


Priscilla Chavez (MODERATOR)

Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, PCL Construction

As the manager of diversity and inclusion at PCL Construction, Priscilla Chavez oversees all aspects of government relations, community outreach, supplier diversity and local hiring requirements.

As a certified Master Compliance Administrator from Morgan State University, Priscilla is recognized as one of the industry’s leading compliance professionals in Southern California. She’s passionate about discovering and creating unique ways to make a difference in the construction industry and in the community in which she lives and work. Recently, Priscilla was recognized as one of LA’s Most Outstanding Women in Construction & Design by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Lizeth Cramer

Firefighter III, Los Angeles City Fire Department

The daughter of immigrant parents, Lizeth Cramer is a 30-year-old Firefighter III with the Los Angeles City Fire Department.

A wife and mother, she is currently at Fire Station 77 in Sunland. She was previously assigned to Fire Station 4 in Downtown Los Angeles and has worked in the Culver City, Highland Park and San Bernardino area. Lizeth is fluent in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.


Ingrid Guevara

CEO, ING Logistics

Ingrid Guevara was introduced to the world of business at an early age. Her parents were Salvadorean refugees, so they, like most members of the community, started from scratch. They instilled in her how to persevere in an underserved community and to maintain a constant hunger for improvement. With that foundation and a bit of courage, she founded ING Logistics, a commercial transportation company specializing in refrigerated transportation.

Ingrid worked in various branches of the transportation industry prior to starting ING Logistics. With her family’s support, she launched ING Logistics, a temperature-controlled asset-based trucking company. She has been privileged to work with varied local businesses, including ice cream, beverage, and food manufacturers, as well as various growers and distributors in Southern California and the western states. Together with her mother as her right-hand woman, she has grown ING Logistics to be a successful woman-owned business in a predominately male-driven industry.

As a lifelong resident of South Los Angeles, Ingrid saw a need for community improvement and involvement. She currently serves as a board member for the Voices Neighborhood Council and an active participant in the Youth and Education Committee.

Angela Méndez Menéndez

Wastewater Operator, LA Sanitation

Angela Victoria Méndez Menéndez is a wastewater operator with LA Sanitation. She has a degree in Architecture from Universidad Albert Einstein de El Salvador (Albert Einstein University) and has studied at Los Angeles Trade Technical College and East Los Angeles College.

She began her journey as a water treatment operator more than four years ago at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant as a Plant Equipment Trainee. Since June 2018, she has been working at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant where she was promoted to Lead Operator III.


Beatriz Olvera Stotzer

Social Entrepreneur

Beatriz (Bea) Olvera Stotzer is an accomplished businesswoman, social entrepreneur, visionary and pioneer in the economic development/asset building field. As CEO of New Capital LLC, she manages multi-million dollar portfolios of affordable housing, business and economic development. New Economics for Women, a Latina economic development non-profit, was established through Bea’s adeptness at navigating financial products. She is currently spearheading the development of the Latina Wealth Index to measure wealth among immigrant Latina entrepreneurs.

With more than 30 years of thought-leadership experience, Bea has been recognized for her work on local, state, and national levels. She has served as a trusted advisor to the Clinton Administration, the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Aspen Institute, the Ford Foundation, and a host of local government, private and independent sector organizations.

Bea currently serves as a strategic advisor or executive board member for key national non-profits, foundations and corporations who focus on economic mobility.