Gil Valadez (DE 1997) has been a member of the USSYAA Board of Directors since 2014, serving as Eastern Regional Director and President-Elect. He is currently a Managing Director in the New York Office of Ernst & Young (EY). He joined EY after the boutique advisory firm, Jacket River, that he co-founded and scaled was acquired in 2020. He was at McKinsey & Co before then and had a career at General Mills before earning an MBA at Columbia Business School in 2014. Gil holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and management engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Gil is a lifetime member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and lifetime member and former Trustee of La Unidad Latina. He currently lives in Garden City, NY with his wife Jenny and beautiful kids, Eyan (12) and Gabriela (6). Gil loves to highlight that he bought his first ever suit for Washington week and meeting James Molloy and Mom Hearst changed his life. He is proud and honored to lead the alumni association.