Luz Canino-Baker
Degree Level/Concentration: M.B.A. University of Chicago Booth School of Business/Management; B.S. DePaul University/Management


Professional Background: Luz Canino-Baker is a proven business leader with experiences in the corporate and non-profit sectors.After a successful twenty-eight year banking career, Ms. Canino-Baker took her innovative leadership skills to the non-profit sector in February 2007.Ms. Canino-Baker spent the greater part of her career in banking at First National Bank of Chicago/Bank One; now JPMorgan Chase.There she had a successful 28-year career in Commercial Banking, Corporate Trust, Investment Management, and Commercial Credit Card.


Ms. Canino-Baker served as the Managing Director of Programs and Marketing for the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, (HACE), in Chicago.HACE is a national organization that serves a Latino constituency of 35,000 in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Ms. Canino-Baker was responsible for creating program strategy and managing the P&L of $1.6 million.Her team was responsible for planning and executing annual regional career conferences in five cities that served over 4000 constituents She developed two leadership programs that are now institutionalized at HACE. The first program launched in the fall of 2007 was a Leadership Development Program geared towards strengthening the Latino Employee Resource Groups leaders at twenty-five Fortune 500 companies.The most recent program launched was the Mujeres de HACE program, which targeted fifty Latina leaders from various industries including the Fortune 500 to improve the Latina's work-life balance skills.


Ms. Canino-Baker has a passion for seeing everyone perform at the level that helps individuals achieve their dreams.As a result, she started her own business in 2007, LNC Coaching, LLC.The core services include Executive/Life Coaching, Women's Programs, and Cultural Competency Programs. In 2010, she joined the speaker circuit on the topics of work-life balance, branding yourself, and empowering employee resource groups.She is certified in Myers Briggs and Insights Discovery self-assessment programs.Professional Coaching certified by International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Inc.


Ms. Canino-Baker was selected by Chicago United as one of Chicago's Business Leaders of Color.Most recently she was by recognized as one of Top 100 Under 50 by Diversity MBA Magazine