The Executive Director of the Council is Ramon Zertuche. He previously served as the Council's Program Manager helping advance the Council's Caribbean and Andean Initiatives and providing key programmatic and logistical support to programs in Antigua, Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica, St. Lucia and the United States of America. Mr. Zertuche graduated from Dartmouth College with a dual B.A. in Government and Latin American & Caribbean Studies in 2001. Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Zertuche worked as the Special Assistant to the President & CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. He is bilingual in English and Spanish and currently lives in Washington, DC.