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Ivan Jaime Director, Border Policy and Community Affairs Union Pacific Railroad Company

Ivan Jaime

Ivan Jaime was named Director of Border Policy and Community Affairs in 2008. In this role, Jaime has responsibility for fostering a fluid cross-border operation for the railroad and for developing strong partnerships with community leaders in south, central and west Texas. Ivan also manages myriad other external affairs for Union Pacific, including corporate philanthropy, legislative advocacy and some media outreach.

In his spare time, Ivan serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity and Vice President of the San Antonio chapter of the Union Pacific Latino Employee Network. Jaime is also a member of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, Border Trade Alliance and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Texas Boards of Directors. In 2012, Ivan was recognized by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) as a Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever for his rapid ascent at Union Pacific and for his volunteer work within the community.

In his previous role as Manager of Yard Operations, Jaime supervised over 50 employees and was responsible for the Brownsville terminal's safety, service and budgetary goals. Prior to joining Union Pacific, Ivan was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating from there with a bachelor's degree in business administrative in May 2005.

Rachael Swanson Director, Volunteer and Community Partnerships U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Rachael Swanson

Rachael has a passion for working with students and community members. She currently supports the over 45,000 UNICEF Volunteers across the country who participate in the UNICEF Action Center via the UNICEF Campus Initiative, High School Clubs, the UNICEF Tap Project, Team UNICEF, and other volunteer programs. Rachael has also been highly involved with the YMCA movement where she served on the National Board of YMCA of the USA. While an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, she co-founded the Coalition of Campus YMCAs, a national network of student-driven YMCAs. She has worked with migrant teens on the U.S./Mexico border in Tijuana at Casa YMCA, and formerly served as the Director of Programs at the anti-poverty organization, Lift. She is a 2005 graduate of the Institute of Non-Profit Management Executive Education Program at Columbia University Business School.