Valley of the Sun United Way announced the promotion of Mary Lou Valenzuela to vice president of Marketing and Public Relations and Angelica Torrez to manager of Development Services. Valenzuela formerly was public relations director. She will oversee the organization’s public relations activities as well as provide strategic marketing direction for the Hispanic market as […]
Governor Janet Napolitano has appointed Anna Maria Chávez as her Deputy Chief of Staff for Urban Relations and Community Development. She was formerly Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. In her new position, Chávez promotes the governor’s programs and initiatives through coordination with city, county and tribal governments. She also coordinates with federal agencies and community organizations. […]
Sandy Abalos, Phoenix, was named among Enterprising Women magazine’s 2007 Enterprising Woman of the Year winners. The publication is a national magazine for women business owners. Abalos is managing partner of Abalos & Associates, a Phoenix CPA firm. She was among winners in the category for businesses with annual revenues of $1 million to $5 […]
Arvizu Advertising & Promotions has named Ruben Ramos as the agency’s director of public affairs. Ramos will lead the agency’s public relations and government affairs initiatives. He previously served as a regional director for Bank One and JPMorgan Chase Bank. In his bank role, Ramos helped create Alianza, a strategic alliance between Bank One and […]
The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board of directors has appointed Alex Juarez of Qwest Communications as its chairman. The 2007 Executive Committee also consists of Jessica Pacheco, vice chair; Max Gonzales, treasurer; Izzy Gonzalez, secretary, Al Montoya, immediate past chairman. In addition, the Chamber has filled its board with three returning and five appointed […]
TCF Bank has hired Jose Morales as its community bank officer. Under his new position, Morales will help in the creation of the bank’s Hispanic strategy in Arizona. He will also be responsible for building relationships with community organizations and businesses to establish the TCF Bank brand. Another key duty will be recruiting diverse candidates […]
Angel Cabrera, president of Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management, has been appointed senior adviser for the Global Compact on Academic Affairs. Cabrera will lead the task force that will develop “Principles for Responsible Business Education,” to be presented at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva in July. His appointment initially will be […]
The Valley of the Sun United Way has named Merl Waschler as the organization’s new president, replacing Paul Luna. Waschler has been a member of the senior management team at VSUW since 1992. Among his accomplishments was instituting technology solutions that propelled the entire United Way system to the cutting edge of electronic giving. For […]
The MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Arizona organization has named Ericka Espino as its state executive director. Espino was formerly the group’s marketing coordinator. MADD Arizona was founded in 1982, and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. For more info visit www.maddaz.org.
Frank T. Ballesteros has been named executive director at PPEP Foundation in Tucson. He had been the chief administrative officer for PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development Corp. For more info visit www.ppep.org.