Juan Hernandez (political advisor)
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Dr. Juan Hernandez is an American political adviser and an expert in United States, Mexico and Latin American economic and trade policy. Dr. Hernandez has advised many leaders in State and Federal Governments in the United States, Mexico and Latin America including George W. Bush, Vicente Fox and John McCain.
Hernandez was born in Fort Worth, Texas, from a long line of Texans from Fort Worth, Burleson and Alvarado. His Mother, Mary Clay Senter went to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to study Spanish and Art, and fell in love and married a Mexican law student, Francisco Hernandez. Together they created a Mexican American family dividing their time between Guanajuato and Fort Worth.
Hernandez completed his B.A. at the age of 19 at Lawrence University and his Doctorate at 25 at Texas Christian University (being one of the youngest graduates in the history of both institutions). After teaching at various universities and consulting for international corporations, Hernandez founded a Research Center at the University of Texas at Dallas and advised the UT Chancellor on programs for all UT universities in the Texas system.
Hernandez has been featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine as one of the "smartest people we know", named "Humanitarian of the Year" by Latin Trade Magazine, one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" by Hispanic Business Magazine. He has received over 100 awards and has been showcased on Nightline, the Peter Jennings show, and is a regular on Univisión, CNN and Fox News.
Hernandez continues advising international corporations and presidential hopefuls including Felipe Calderon (Mexico) in 2006, John McCain (US) in 2008, Juan Gutierrez (Guatemala) in 2011. He has written and edited eight books on politics and poetry.
1997 to 2000
Institute for Mexicans Abroad
2000 to 2003
Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez
2003 to 2009
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