Mayagüez (“Güez”) J. Salinas
Dr. Salinas serves on the Company’s Environment & Social Committee and joined the board May 26, 2023. He has over 30 years of professional experience in engineering, business development & strategy, finance, corporate management, and art & design, with a primary focus on cyber-security and artificial intelligence policy where he has been assessing and advising Quantum Generative Materials LLC on strategy, markets, and commercialization. Dr. Salinas is an international cyber security expert at the Pacific Council on International Policy and founded and serves as the Director Emeritus of The Polymathic Academy for the Teaching of the Humanities & Sciences (“The PATH”) where he mentors and develops students’ multidisciplinary entrepreneurial pursuits. He also co-founded and serves as the Executive Director for The Law Enforcement Work Inquiry System (“LEWIS Registry”), in partnership with Microsoft Corporation, which connects community stakeholders with peace officers. Previously, Dr. Salinas worked in private equity with Cardinal Equities and Bank of America (BofA) asset portfolio growth and was instrumental in BofA’s systems integration of the bank’s merger with Fleet Bank. He also co-founded RIDE (Resources Invested for Development Education), which helps provide education resources and curriculum for parents and students working through traditional learning challenges for students on the learning spectrum and co-founded a music technology start-up from which much of its IP is still being used today by Apple Music and Spotify. Dr. Salinas served in the United States Marine Corps and holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from Stanford University, and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations with an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (USC), with a cyber-security specialization and certification from USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering. Dr. Salinas also completed his tutorial in International Political Economy at Oxford University studying the moral hazard issues contributing to the 2008 financial crisis and is a member of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Culture Council,” serving as a contributor on the intersection of technology and culture.