Anna Escobedo Cabral
Anna Escobedo Cabral is senior adviser in the External Relations Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to joining the bank, she was the 42nd treasurer of the United States — the highest-ranking Latina in the George W. Bush Administration.
From 1993 to 1999, Anna was deputy staff director for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee under Chairman Orrin G. Hatch. The committee oversees the Department of Justice and national criminal and drug enforcement laws. Its members also vet federal judicial nominees and review immigration, antitrust, patents, trademark and technology-related legislation.
Anna simultaneously was executive director of the U.S. Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs, during which time she managed a group of 25 senators dedicated to ensuring that Congress addressed the concerns and needs of the Hispanic community.
From 1999 to 2003, Anna was president and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. A nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association partners with Fortune 500 companies to increase Hispanic representation in employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance. Under Anna’s leadership, the organization published a best-practices series and partnered with Harvard Business School to provide executive training programs to community leaders.
In 2003, Anna became director of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, where she led an effort to improve Latino representation in exhibits and public programming among the institution’s 19 museums, five research centers and the National Zoo.
In 2002, she was appointed to the Council on the 21st Century Workforce, providing guidance to the White House and the Department of Labor on work-related issues. That same year, she was named to a two-year term on the Diversity Council of the Premier Automotive Group, an outreach effort of the Ford Motor Co. She also served on the boards of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, a historic center commemorating women’s suffrage; Martha’s Table, a nonprofit that assists families in need; the American Red Cross; NatureBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to environmental education; and the foundation board of Providence Hospital, which provides quality healthcare to the Washington, D.C., community. Currently, Anna is a member of the Diversity Advisory Group for Comcast/NBC Universal/Telemundo, and is a member of the Navient Board of Directors.
Anna received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Davis, a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in international trade and finance from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a law degree from George Mason University.
A California native, Anna now resides in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, Victor. They have four adult children and four grandchildren.