Board of Directors


Chairman
Albert Clark

Albert Clark specializes in commercial insurance and has been working in the insurance industry for more than 15 years, he currently runs the Small Business Department at GS Levine Insurance Services Inc. As a Hispanic professional originally from Santiago de Veraguas, Panama. His main focus has been servicing Small Businesses in the Hispanic community and educating them on how to secure and protect their business. Albert has always shown a passion within the Hispanic Community and as the current chairman of the San Diego Hispanic chamber he is focused on delivering solutions and growth to his members.




Events Co-Chair
Dalia Trujillo
Local Media

Dalia is been in radio for 13 years. She is fascinated by helping local business develop and built marketing campaigns. Dalia is currently working with Local Media San Diego, representing 91X, Magic 92.5 and Z90.3. She understands and is extremely knowledgeable about how to reach Hispanic consumers with general market radio stations.




Marketing Chair
Kevin Lare

Kevin Lare is the Creative Director at Visual Activation, a video marketing agency based in San Diego.

Blending his background in media arts and marketing, his work is designed to engage viewers and build a connection that goes beyond what can be expressed through simple text and static images. With the increasing prevalence of web video as a storytelling mechanism for business, companies turn to Kevin to craft messages that document their unique stories and create an affinity with new and current customers.

He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Media (video production) at the University of Cincinnati and studied his MBA at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.




Education Chair
Stacey Praizner

In July of 2009, Stacey joined the KCNS team to open King-Chavez High School in downtown San Diego and is responsible for building unique career, college and community service programs for under-represented students from the Greater Logan Heights neighborhood. Stacey has built a robust internship program for KCHS juniors who have interned in organizations such as El Latino Newspaper, Alvarado Hospital, The San Diego Union Tribune, Caltrans, City Council Members offices and more. Nearly 150 students have participated in the KCHS Internship Program since it started in in the fall of 2011 with over 65 local business and organizations. KCHS will have its first graduating class in June 2013 and many students will be the first in their families to graduate from high school and/or go to college. 

Stacey is an active member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Education/ Workforce Policy Board, the Business Industry Council with the San Diego Workforce Partnership and is Chairwoman of the KCNS Learning Opportunities Team and MARCOM Committee. Stacey belongs to the Gaslamp Quarter Association, The San Diego School Counselors Association, and The Western Association for College Admissions Counselors. 

Stacey holds Master of Science in Educational Counseling, with a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.


Vice Chairman & Parliamentarian
Ruben Arizmendi
Arizmendi Law Firm

The Arizmendi Law Firm commits its partners, associates, and professional staff to effectively and ethically representing the interests of its clients. With practice areas in business law, corporate representation, bankruptcy and estate planning, our experienced attorneys offer proven results. We are professionals serving our clients, other professionals, including members of the business and Hispanic communities. Arizmendi Law Firm is committed to creative approaches and early resolution to our clients' legal matters. Founded in 1990, Arizmendi Law Firm has been providing quality legal services for more than 22 years.




Secretary
Linda Cortez

Linda works with Human Resources Professional Group, providing HumanResources on an onsite offsite basis. She has over 25 years of Sales andCustomer Service experience. She has considerable sales and businessdevelopment experience in the local San Diego and Southern Californiamarkets.  She is bilingual and bicultural (English/Spanish) and hasextensive experience working with all levels of management. She possessesstrong interpersonal skills and focuses on providing exemplary customerservice to all of her clients.




Events Co-Chair
Rose Williams
H&R Block

As a bilingual tax professional with H&R Block, Rose has over 750 tax returns to her credit.  Her expertise is taxpayers who are self employed, own rental property, need an ITIN or tax audits from IRS.  

She joined the H&R Block team with over 30 years experience in finance, sales and outstanding customer service.  Now having 8 seasons with H&R Block, Rose has successfully served as a tax professional, office manager, marketing co-ordinator and is now Money Express Supervisor.  She had lead her Money Express team to be #1 nationwide for a second season while giving free Tax Talk presentations/workshops on various tax related subjects for several Non-profits, Educational events, Charter and vocational schools throughout San Diego County.     




Membership Chair
Carlos Diaz




Programs Chair
Kristen Gonzalez

Kristen Gonzalez is a marketing, communications and public relations specialist. After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors degree in Business Management, Kristen went on to hold leading marketing and public relations positions as coordinator, director and board of director in the government, small business, and non-profit sectors as well as for community organizations.




Legislative Chair
Juanita de la Torre
 
 







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