Raquel Tamez

Chief Inclusion & Engagement Officer

Charles River Associates

Raquel Tamez is a visionary business leader, characterized by her extensive experience as a C-level executive and independent board director. Her transformative approach has significantly influenced public, private, and non-profit organizations across diverse sectors including technology, EdTech, economic/financial/management consulting, engineering, and social impact.

As the Chief Inclusion & Engagement Officer at Charles River Associates, Tamez is known for her adept leadership in fostering inclusive work environments and driving strategic initiatives. Her tenure as CEO of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a testament to her exceptional leadership, where she propelled the organization to new heights, expanding its membership, influence, and corporate partnerships.

Her tenure as Chief Legal Officer at SourceAmerica further showcases her ability to drive organizational excellence and legal strategy in complex environments. Tamez’s accomplishments have been widely recognized, including awards like the Hispanic Corporate Achiever Award, the 2020 Ohtli Award (bestowed by Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs), and listings among the most influential Hispanic lawyers.

Tamez’s board experience, spanning organizations like DeVry University, Melwood, Girls in Tech, and Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility (HACR) reflects her deep commitment to governance excellence and strategic oversight. This breadth of experience demonstrates her versatility and commitment to a range of causes, from education to technology, workforce development and social empowerment.

A prominent brand ambassador, Tamez frequently appears in the media, enhancing the credibility and competitive edge of the organizations she represents. Her ability to drive forward-thinking initiatives has established her as a catalyst for progressive change and sustainable innovation, particularly in complex corporate environments.

Raquel Tamez holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s University School of Law. Her career is a testament to her leadership in diversity, legal expertise, and dedication to community empowerment. As a board member, she brings a wealth of knowledge, strategic vision, and an unwavering commitment to inclusive excellence.