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CROWN ROYAL AWARDS

The recipients of the 2006 Crown Royal Excellence Awards in Phoenix are: Anna Maria Chavez, director of intergovernmental affairs for the Governor’s Office; Matt Molina, publisher of Latino Future Magazine; and Francisco Heredia, Hispanic outreach coordinator for the state Democratic Party. Crown Royal developed the award last year to honor a new generation of Latinos […]

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CONTRACTORS AWARDS

The Associated Minority Contractors of America recently honored its 2006 award winners of the year. The recipients are: Ben Arredondo, city of Tempe councilmember and Rosa Inchausti, Tempe diversity manager, Advocates;  Ray Gonzales Sr., president, RBG Construction, Minority Contractor General; Daniel Puente, president,  DP Electric, Minority Subcontractor; and Tony Valdez, co-president, T.F. Valdez Construction Supply […]

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LATINAS HONORED

The Celebrate Latinas organization honored three prominent Valley Hispanic women. The honorees are: Anna Solley, president, Phoenix College; Ruth Osuna, deputy city manager, city of Phoenix; and Maria Harper-Marinick, vice chancellor, academic affairs, MCCD. The awards were presented at a reception at the city of Phoenix Atrium. For more, e-mail CelebrateLatinas@aol.com.

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BARAJAS JOINS CKPR

Israel Barajas has joined CKPR’s multicultural communications team as an account executive. In his new position, Barajas will use his bilingual skills to assist in the development and execution of Hispanic communications for CKPR clients, including Valley Toyota Dealers, Cox Communications, and University of Phoenix. Barajas graduated from ASU with a degree in human communications […]

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SANCHEZ MARKETING DIRECTOR

Ernesto Sanchez has been named marketing director of Sonoran Shredders, a secure document destruction provider. Sonoran Shredders is located at 21154 E. Alyssa Road in Queen Creek. “We want to target the Hispanic business community. We see the growth in the Hispanic community everywhere,” says Sanchez. “We want to be the Arte Moreno of shredding […]

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KUAT PICKS DESIGNER

Maria Navarro has been named graphic producer and designer at KUAT Communications Group at the University of Arizona. She will develop and produce graphics content for programs, branding and promotion across the group’s multiple media platforms. For more: www.kuat.org.

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YOUNG PHARMACIST AWARD

Clinical pharmacist Kristina De Los Santos has received the Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year award. The award is given to the Arizona pharmacist who has demonstrated significant leadership in Arizona pharmacy. De Los Santos is employed at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. The award is sponsored by the Pharmacist Mutual Insurance companies […]

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CHAPMAN NAMES GM

Eddie Espinosa, Freeway Chevrolet’s general manager since May 2004,  has been promoted to corporate general manager at Chapman Automotive Group, which employs about 1,400 employees. Espinosa has been in the automotive sales and management for 27 years starting in 1979.  He serves on the Chevrolet National Hispanic Dealer Advisory Board, which advises Chevrolet executives on […]

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MONREAL PROMOTED

Raul A. Monreal III was recently promoted to Engineering Section Manager at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale. He supervises about 120 engineers on military intelligence programs. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a corporation specializing in communication and information systems and technology. With more than 11,000 employees worldwide, the company specializes in command and control, […]

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ASU INDUCTS VALLE CEO

ASU INDUCTS VALLE CEO

Luz Sarmina-Gutierrez, CEO of Valle del Sol, is the first Latina inducted into ASU’s College of Public Programs Alumni Hall of Fame. She and two others were honored at an awards lunch in late October. Sarmina-Gutierrez, who joined Valle del Sol in 1995, has seen the nonprofit’s annual revenues increase from $2.5 million to $13.5 […]