NAA News: February 22, 2015

2015 DATES: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

NEW MEMBERS


We are delighted to welcome Milton Berlinski as a General Member; Isabelle Perrault and Sengal Selassie as Associate Members. 

Milton Berlinski
Managing Partner
Reverence Capital Partners, LP
Industry: Financial Services, Private Equity
Isabelle M. Perrault
Partner, Managing Director & Head of Business Development
Aurora Investment
Industry: Financial Services
Sengal Selassie
Co-Founder
Brightwood Capital Advisors
Industry: Asset Management
   

MEMBER NEWS


TOMMY ESPINOZA NAMED MAN OF THE YEAR 

The Valley Leadership has name NAA board member  Tommy Espinoza man of the year. For the last 65 years, The Valley Leadership has honored outstanding men & women for their long-term contribution and commitment to their community. For three decades, Valley Leadership has brought leadership development programs to men, women, and youth who serve and strengthen the community. The award will be given on March 19 at the Arizona Biltmore, Frank Lloyd Wright. View Valley Leadership Man & Women Award website HERE.


JUAN SABATER TO BE HONORED BY LENNOX HILL NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

Lennox Hill Neighborhood House will be honoring NAA Board Member Juan Sabater at their Gala on April 15 for the work he has done on behalf of the house throughout the year. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is a 121-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated human services-including social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness-which significantly improve the lives of 20,000 people in need each year, 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan. Learn more about Lennox Hill Neighborhood House HERE.


CARMEN ORTIZ-MCGHEE PROMOTED TO AON SENIOR VP & RECOGNIZED AMONG BUSINESS INSURANCE MAGAZINE'S TOP 25 WOMEN TO WATCH

NAA Board Member Carmen Ortiz-McGhee was recently promoted to Senior Vice President and Resident Sales Director for The Capital office of Aon Risk Solutions (ARS), the global leader in commercial insurance brokerage and risk consulting.  In this role she is responsible for driving sales growth and market penetration throughout the Maryland, District of Columbia and Northern Virginia region. In 2014, Carmen was honored as one of Business Insurance magazine's Top 25 Women to Watch. Read more about this prestigious award HERE.


SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY DOCUMENTS LEGACY OF SOSA, BROMLEY, AGUILAR

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History will be adding a collection of business records, public service announcements and video documenting the legacy of Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar and Associates, now Bromley Communications. NAA member Ernest Bromley, Lionel Sosa and Al Aguilar are known as the three "Godfathers of Hispanic Marketing," and this collection honors the impact their approach has had on the entire ad industry - becoming the standard for the Hispanic market. The video ads from this collection will be open to the public at the museum on July 1 and their other contributions will be available in 2016. View entire article HERE.


MARIA TERESA KUMAR HOSTS WEB SERIES "CHANGING AMERICA" ON MSNBC.COM

We congratulate NAA Non-Profit member Maria Teresa Kumar and President and CEO of Voto Latino on hosting "Changing America" on MSNBC's new portal of streaming-video programming, "Shift by MSNBC" on Tuesdays at 10 AM EST. "Changing America" will tackle race and immigration in America, our country's changing demographics and what it means for our future. Watch HERE for an interview with actors George Lopez and Carlos Pena Vega from the movie "Spare Parts," based on the true story of a group of high school students who competed and won an Underwater Robotics competition against highly funded university teams such as MIT. 


NAA YOUNG LEADER & VOIQ FOUNDER RICARDO GARCIA-AMAYA ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO INVESTORS AND THE VOIQ TEAM

NAA Young Leader and Founder of VOIQ Ricardo Garcia-Amaya recently added to his team of investors Will Bunker, founder of Match.com, as well as the new addition to VOIQ's Biz Dev team, Match.com executive Sean Sheppard. VOIQ currently carries out 10,000 calls/month with the goal to reach 250,000 calls/month by the month of June. Ricardo will be speaking and representing VOIQ at the 2015 Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit at Stanford University. See the VOIQ website HERE


NAA YOUNG LEADER MATEO RAUL MAGDALENO LAUNCHES IDQ WORLD TOUR

NAA Young Leader Mateo Raul Magdaleno, Chief Education Officer at IDQ Group Inc., launched of his IDQ World Tour this month. The IDQ World Tour is breaking through classrooms, faculty suites, lecture halls, and conference centers across 30 states and 5 countries to bring an experience that activates its audience with the power of resilience to achieve their dreams through finding their passion and purpose by DEFYING THEIR URGE TO QUIT.  This Tour will provide college & career readiness programming by uniting schools with non-profit partners, private sector investors, and public sector leaders, equipping students and the community surrounding them with the tools to successfully lay foundation to finding purpose in their lives and being agents of positive change in our world. For more information please visit the IDQ website HERE.

STAFF NEWS


JENNIFER MOVES ON TO JOIN THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND

We congratulate Jennifer Cortez for transitioning into the corporate world as Community Outreach Specialist for the Ford Motor Company Fund. In her role with The Ford Fund, Jennifer will work under the direction of Community Outreach Manager Joe Avila and Comunicad to support Hispanic outreach efforts in Texas and nationally, including signature programs and implementing Operation Better World in Texas and other select markets across the United States. She will also manage community development programs locally and nationally as well as serve as liaison to local and national non-profit partners and work internally with Ford Fund and other Ford Functions to deliver Ford Fund objectives and ONE Ford plan. We thank Jennifer for her contributions to the NAA as Director of Programs & Communications over the last 4 years and wish her success on her new endeavor.


WELCOME JOSHUA MALDONADO TO THE NAA TEAM

We are delighted to add Joshua Maldonado to the NAA team as our new Assistant Director of Programs and Marketing. Joshua previously provided on-site support at our 2011 and 2012 Wall Street Summits in New York City. Originally from Bayamon, PR, Joshua received a BA in Political Science from the Interamericana University in San Juan, PR. Prior to joining NAA, Josh work at AT&T as a Retail Sales Consultant in New York and Dallas. Given his passion for the judicial system, Josh has aspirations of becoming an attorney.


EXCELENCIA IN EDUCATION RELEASE 2015 FACT BOOK & OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR EXAMPLES OF EXCELENCIA 2015

Excelencia in Education released "The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook," with analysis of the entire educational pipeline and the context in which Latino students are learning. The 2015 Factbook provides timely information about current Latino student educational achievement and establishes a baseline from which to measure performance over time. View more information HERE

 Excelencia in Education opened nominations for Examples of Excelencia, the only national data-driven initiative focused on identifying and recognizing programs/departments with evidenced-based practices that increase Latino student success in higher education. For more information on this initiative click HERE.

Job Opportunities


 NYC Office of the Comptroller, Bureau of Asset Management- New York, NY
Job opening for Investment Officer

llinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) - Oak Brook, IL
Job opening for Investment Analyst

California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) - Sacramento, CA
Job opening for Senior Portfolio Officer - Investment Compliance and Operational Risk

Callan Associates Inc. - Chicago, IL
Job Opening for DC Consultant

 UPCOMING EVENTS


COUNCIL OF URBAN PROFESSIONALS (CUP) DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP SERIES
A CONVERSATION ON LATINO LEADERSHIP
NEW YORK, NY - February 23

Council of Urban Professionals Invites you to a Conversation on Latino Leadership on February 23, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM in NYC. 

REGISTER HERE


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECURITIES PROFESSIONALS (NASP) 
NASP NEW YORK FOUNDATION'S 
17th ANNUAL WALL STREET HALL OF FAME New York, NY - February 26

Join the NASP New York Foundation for their 17th Annual Wall Street Hall of Fame on February 26 at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel in New York City. View more information HERE.

 REGISTER HERE


PUERTO RICO INVESTMENT SUMMIT 
SAN JUAN, PR FEB 26 & 27

The Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development & Commerce invites you to the Puerto Rico Investment Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico on the February 26-27 of February. View agenda HERE

REGISTER HERE


SPONSORS FOR EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY SEO
SIXTH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT CONFERENCE
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) invites you to their Sixth Annual Alternative Investments Conference March 20, 2015 in NYC. View more information HERE

REGISTER HERE


RG + ASSOCIATES INVITES YOU TO
12th CONSORTIUM EAST ANNUAL 
New York, NY - JUNE 10 & 11 

Join RG + Associates for their 12th ConsortiumEAST on June 10 & 11 at the New York Conrad.

REGISTER HERE

 MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING NAA EVENTS


 2015 NATIONAL TOUR
(NAA MEMBERS ONLY)

 PUERTO RICO  San Juan, PR   February 25-26
 NORTHEAST  Washington, DC  March 17-18 
   New York  March 19
 CALIFORNIA  Sacramento  April 21
   Los Angeles  April 22-23
 TEXAS  Austin  May 5
   San Antonio  May 6
   Dallas  May 7
 FLORIDA  Miami  May 19
 ILLINOIS  Chicago  June 18

 15th Wall Street Summit | NEW YORK CITY | OCTOBER 2015
(OPEN REGISTRATION)