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Emanuel Pleitez

Emanuel Pleitez is currently a consultant at McKinsey & Company and Chair of the LOFT Institute.  Previously, Emanuel served as the Special Assistant to Chairman Paul Volcker at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Designated Federal Officer of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB).  Prior to joining the Administration, he was the Director of Investor Relations at EDM Capital Partners and a candidate in California’s 32nd Congressional District 2009 Special Election.  During the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition, Emanuel served as a member of the U.S. Treasury Department Agency Review Team.  Prior to the Presidential Transition Team, he was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Equities Product Group of the Securities Division.  He currently serves as an advisor or director on the boards of the CentroNia, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, La Causa, New Leaders Council, Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund, and the Woodrow Wilson High School Alumni Foundation in Los Angeles.  Emanuel graduated with a B.A. in Urban Studies from Stanford University where he was a recipient of the Jerry I. Porras Visionary Leadership Award and the Cecilia and Tony Burciaga Community Development Award.  He enjoys basketball, traveling, dancing and teaching salsa, and staying active in his community.  Emanuel is the son of Mexican and Salvadoran immigrant parents and was born and raised in the Eastside of Los Angeles.