Apple has announced that Monica Lozno, president and CEO of the College Future Foundation and former editor and publisher of the newspaper La Opinion, has been elected to the board of directors of the tech giant.
Prior to joining the College Future Foundation, Lozano spent 30 years as editor and publisher of La Opinion, America’s largest Spanish-language newspaper. He has served as chairman and CEO of Impremedia, La Opinion’s parent company.
Lozano has been working on Goals and Bank of America boards. He also served on the board of Walt Disney Co for 15 years before resigning in 2016.
His appointment extends Apple’s board of directors to eight. Other members are Chairman Arthur Levinson, former Chairman and CEO Genentech; Apple CEO Tim Cook; James Bell, former CFO of Boeing; Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore Jr.; Andre Jung, President and CEO of Rural America; Ronald Sugar, former chairman and CEO Northrop Grumman; And Susan Wagner, co-founder and director, Blackrock.
In 2019, former Disney CEO Bob Eiger resigned from Apple’s board after holding the seat for eight years.
Lozno joined the College Future Foundation in December 2011. The organization’s goal is to “ensure that more California diversified students complete their BA and access better life opportunities.”
“In our schools and in the lives of all people – Monica has become a vital circle, a true leader and a trailblazer of philanthropic efforts to realize a more just future in business, media and more,” Cook said in a statement. “The breadth of its values and experience will help Apple improve, innovate and be a better force in the lives of our team, customers and community.”
Lozano commented, “Technology has always been, above all, I have always admired Apple’s commitment to the idea of enabling all people to improve their lives and build a better world. I look forward to working with the team, art and other members of the board to help Apple advance those values and build a rich and productive history. “
Lozno is the co-founder of the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society program, and former chairman of both the University of California Regents and the board of directors of the Wingart Foundation, a private charity. Throughout his career, he has received awards for his work from organizations including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the United States.