I have more than twenty years experience in working with Federal, State, and Local government entities, as well as business and community agencies.
Experience creating and building partnership for underserved communities. Experience in representing the needs of underserved communities.
Experience in working with business and professional organizations building partnerships.
Experience in managing multi-million dollar budgets.
Experience with competing for proposals and grants.
Experience in revenue generation.
I have over 10 years experience in organizational management, community relations, counseling, advocacy, program development, outside sales and paralegal
I have strong communications and networking skills with local leaders, civic and social organizations, community councils, as well as formal and informal community leaders.
Advocate for local community groups to have their voice heard and are well represented in state government.
Expertise in performance management, succession planning and process improvement.
Strategic planner with strong communication skills and attention to detail
Seasoned management professional who excels in establishing excellent working relationships with customers, employees, vendors and contractors.
Board member, Mexican Civic Center, Financial V.P. 1991-1995*Past President, SOMOS, U.S. West, 1991*Past Board member, Utah Martin Luther King Commission*Past Board member, Hispanic American Festival*Past Board member Governors Hispanic Advisory Council, Vice President of membership*National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, *Member National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials,*Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs
Project and program administration.
Exceptional interpersonal communication
Consistently meet goals
Human resources management
Hiring and recruitment knowledge
Personable and approachable
Organized and detailed
Outstanding community leader
Labor relations and negotiations
01/2004 to Current
RepresentativeCompany Name – City, State
Member Utah House of Representatives: I introduce and vote on bills that represent the interests of my constituents who live in House District 35.
I serve on the House Judiciary, Workforce Services and Economic Development and Retirement and Independent Entities committees.
I also serve on Higher Education and Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations committees.
I address issues such as education, transportation, commerce, state taxes and any other items that are a concern to local residents.
Worked directly withDepartment Directors in a collaborative effort to pass legislationto make government more efficient and responsive to citizens of our state.
Developed and rolled out new policies.
01/2007 to 01/2010
Director, Minority Workforce and Career AdvancementCompany Name – State
Developed and implemented a career, business and continuing education pathways program for under served youth starting in high school.
Partnered successfully with business and community leaders to create a mentor and leadership program for high school students in response to growing ethnic markets, and shifting employee demographics.
Created new revenue streams through training and educational opportunities for under served populations seeking upward mobility and advancement in the workforce.
01/2003 to 01/2007
Director of Medowbrook Campus/Prison EducationCompany Name – State
Provided leadership and advocacy for Meadowbrook campus of Salt Lake Community College.
I was responsible for overall coordination, including effective scheduling of educational programs and services.
Developed and rolled out new policies.
Represented the organization to customers, the public, government officials and other external sources.
Monitored weekly, monthly and quarterly achievement goals.
community relations, facilitating and supporting site-based initiatives
Worked in close
collaboration with Academic Services, Student Services, Business Services,
Served as the Director of SLCC Instructional Programs at the Utah State Prison in a wide variety of subject areas.
Maintained cost effective instructional programs by closely monitoring budgets to provide full utilization of limited funds.
I maintained qualified instructional faculty by continually monitoring and evaluating the classroom performance of full-time and adjunct instructors.
Developed, planned and organized program activities. Analyzed problems, identified alternative solutions, and implemented recommendations in support of goals.
Worked closely with Corrections, Jordan High School, Utah State University and other educational programs.
I supervised faculty and staff including hiring, training, and delegating.
I prepared and managed budgets, payroll, and program equipment. Scheduled and administered classes, evaluated each class, and instructors effectiveness and insured programs are in compliance with College policies and procedures. ?
01/1997 to 01/2003
Director of Custom Fit Training, STIT and WorkshopsCompany Name – State
Coordinated and directed activities of our programs.
Developed contracts for training with local businesses as well as recruit, hire and supervise trainers and instructors.
Directed all operations of our programs including managing a staff of fifteen employees.
Managed contractual agreements and marketing programs. s.
Prepare reports for state and federal agencies.
Managed multi-budgets totaling over 3,000,000 dollars and secured resources required to conduct quality-training programs.
Worked with 568 companies and trained more than 9,000 trainees.
Worked with national and local companies and site locators.
Developed and implemented a strategic plan to increase our course offerings, resulting in training more than 1,200 trainees.
Worked with service, manufacturing, construction, bio-medical, and retail companies to deliver training.
Implemented strategies to increase program effectiveness. .
Developed first-rate training programs.
Assessed current trendsto assist with decision making.
Prepared monthly reports for upper management
Monitored employee work and developed improvement plans.
Determined customer needs and developed program initiatives according to preferences.
Executed contracts in timely and accurate manner.
01/1994 to 01/1997
Cooperative Education SpecialistCompany Name – State
Developed program plans to serve the employment needs of Salt Lake Community College students.
Developed program goals and objectives.
Conducted job strategies workshops for students to prepare them for co-op job referral and employment.
Coordinated with other departments, schools and divisions of the College and outside agencies.
Worked with local and national employers to development co-op opportunities.
01/1983 to 01/1994
Major Account RepresentativeCompany Name – State
Provided customer sales and service of data and communications systems.
Provided an interface with marketing departments for customer resolution.
Designed and developed configuration systems such as information transfer, DS1, LAN, and WAN systems.
Developed sales and service staff to meet and exceed our sales goals and to expand our market share.
Met existing customers to review current services and expand sales opportunities.
Built relationships with customers and the community to promote long term business growth.
Negotiated prices, terms of sales and service agreements.
Contacted new and existing customers to discuss how their needs could be met through specific products and services.
01/1975 to 01/1980
Manpower Specialist/Paralegal/Training Officer
Utah Native American Consortium.*Advised, identified skills, interests and desire for employment.
Worked with community organizations making presentations.
Prepared grant documents, proposals, budgets, fiscal and performance reports, planned, scheduled and directed work of other staff.
Coordinated the work of other counseling departments with human service agencies in the community.
I researched and analyzed legal codes, prepared legal briefs, pleadings, and case reports for the attorneys.
Investigated facts and findings and law cases, as well as represented clients at administrative law hearings.*****.
Bachelors of Science: Human Resource ManagementWestminster College - City, State Human Resource Management
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Director, Minority Workforce and Career Advancement
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Director of Custom Fit Training, STIT and Workshops
Cooperative Education Specialist
Major Account Representative
Manpower Specialist/Paralegal/Training Officer
Bachelors of Science : Human Resource Management
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