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Rodriguez joins Fox 10

Rodriguez joins Fox 10

Syleste Rodriguez recently joined Fox 10 Phoenix as an anchor/reporter where she will be covering Valley and state news on Arizona’s number one-rated morning show from 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Rodriguez is a fourth generation Phoenician who previously worked at 12 News as an anchor/reporter since 2003. Rodriguez is a graduate of Arizona State […]




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Cox promotes del Castillo

Cox promotes del Castillo

Ixchel del Castillo, until recently multicultural marketing specialist for Cox Communications in Arizona, has been promoted to Hispanic marketing manager. In her new role, del Castillo will oversee the planning and execution of Hispanic strategic, culturally-relevant marketing plans for all Cox markets nationwide, as well as the planning and development of consumer acquisition and retention […]




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Padilla promoted

Padilla promoted

Ossman Enrique Padilla, formerly the marketing and promotions coordinator and public relations manager, is Azteca America-Phoenix’ new integrated sales and marketing manager. In this capacity, he will oversee all initiatives of the local sales team and marketing department. Padilla has been with Azteca America-Phoenix since 2008 and holds a bachelor’s degree in international business with […]




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Duarte joins TMC

Duarte joins TMC

Abigail Duarte has joined Torres Marquez Communications (TMC) as a new account executive responsible for supporting some of the agency’s leading clients, including Maricopa Integrated Health System, New York Life Insurance, Mi Familia Vota and Cox Communications. Duarte joins TMC after serving as Spanish-language media and outreach director for “Richard Carmona for Arizona.” A native […]




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Bejarano named Good Works Volunteer of the Year

Bejarano named Good Works Volunteer of the Year

Sophie Bejarano, operations manager with Chase Auto Finance, has been selected as JPMorgan Chase’s second annual Good Works Volunteer of the Year Award recipient. Bejarano was chosen to receive the award for her exemplary volunteerism in the community, and was given the opportunity to dedicate a $500 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to the […]




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MAHC matters

The Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens announced the members of its 2013 board of directors: John Chacon, chair; Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo, chair elect; Marrisa Ramirez Ramos, secretary and Teresa Pena, Treasurer. Members-at-large are Phil Austin, Francisco Ballesteros, Henry Castillo, Armando Espinoza, Irene Frklich, David Luna, Susannah Long, Monica Margaillan, Joseph Ortiz, Dr. Edgardo Rivera, Fernando Valenzuela […]




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ASU promotes Robles

ASU promotes Robles

Judy Robles has been recently promoted to parent/family outreach specialist at Arizona State University’s Educational Outreach and Student Services. In her new role, she will work primarily with first-generation aspiring college students and their families to provide guidance and information on the steps needed to pursue higher education. In addition, Robles also serves as the […]




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Medina receives Mayor’s Art Award

Medina receives Mayor’s Art Award

Phoenix mayor, Greg Stanton, recently presented the first-ever “Mayor’s Arts Awards” at the Phoenix Festival of the Arts, and selected Hugo Medina as the recipient of the City’s Public Art Award. Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Medina immigrated to New York as a child, where his interest in art was fostered by his architect father. […]




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Piper Trust selects fellows

Piper Trust selects fellows

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust recently named its 12th class of Piper Fellows. Among the five non-profit leaders selected as 2012 Piper Fellows is Carlos Galindo-Elvira, chief development officer of Valle del Sol. The newly selected Piper Fellows, chosen via a competitive process, will complete individual sabbaticals in 2013 and become part of the […]




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StartingBloc Fellowship selects Gonzalez

StartingBloc Fellowship selects Gonzalez

Jessica Gonzalez, current program manager with Dress for Success Phoenix, was recently accepted into the StartingBloc Fellowship, an organization that has been training the next generation of leaders from around the world since 2005. Through the StartingBloc Fellowship, young leaders are selected through a competitive application process and provided with access to resources to address […]