Molera Alvarez partner, Jaime A. Molera, was selected as Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Public Affairs Committee. “The Greater Phoenix Chamber is one of the key business organizations in our state. I am humbled to help play a part in advocacy for a stronger business environment and quality of life,” Molera stated. He also commented, “I am also excited to work with Todd Sanders (CEO) – a true leader for our state – and his public affairs A-team of Mike Huckins and Kathryn Nail. I hope to continue their emphasis of a low tax and regulatory environment coupled with meaningful education performance.” Molera also serves on their Board of Directors. For more information visit, http://www.phoenixchamber.com/news/greater-phoenix-chamber-commerce-appoints-jaime-molera-new-public-affairs-chair.
Additional information can be found at http://www.phoenixchamber.com/news/qa-new-public-affairs-committee-chair-jaime-molera.
Molera Alvarez was one of the sponsors for the AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute (AYLI) luncheon on July 15th. AYLI’s mission is to “empower and prepare Arizona youth for college admissions and graduation through a unique approach based upon a greater cultural understanding as a guide to personal, academic and professional excellence as future Arizona leaders.” The luncheon featured special guests David Diaz, Damacio Diaz, and Danny Diaz, who were the brothers portrayed in the movie, McFARLAND, USA. At the event, the Diaz brothers recounted their own struggles and triumphs, gave words of inspiration, and discussed the importance of education to the AGUILA youth. For more information about AYLI, please visit http://aguilayouth.org/.
Molera Alvarez General Counsel James Ahlers has been elected Secretary of the Executive Council of the International Law Section of the Arizona State Bar. The International Law Section seeks to further the development of the fields of private and public international law, to study the impact of foreign and U.S. laws on international law practice, and to educate members of the State Bar and the public on developments in international law.
Recently, Jaime A. Molera served as a judge in the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy to help select those individuals who want to help our state reach its potential with quality public policy and are interested in significant state-level public service. Molera also serves as the Chairman of the Federal/State Government Relations of Flinn’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee. “I am always very willing to help the Flinn Foundation,” Molera said, “Jack Jewett (CEO) and his team are transforming Arizona for the better.” For more information on the Academy, go to http://www.flinn.org/civic-leadership/.
Each year the Arizona Office of Tourism presents the Governor’s Tourism Awards at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism to celebrate the outstanding contributions accomplished by Arizona’s tourism industry. Molera Alvarez congratulates Tom Sadler, President/CEO of the Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority, for receiving the 2015 Champion of the Year Award. Pictured above from left to right: MA Partner Jaime Molera, Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher, AZSTA President/CEO Tom Sadler, Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association President/CEO Debbie Johnson and MA Managing Partner Ruben Alvarez.
New York Times Phoenix bureau chief Fernanda Santos moderated a lively discussion on Mexico’s economic rise with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Margie A. Emmermann, Vice President Strategic Initiatives of Molera Alvarez LLC, and Hector Romero, CEO and economist from Signum Research. The panelists discussed what Mexico’s emergence means for the Southwest. Stanton and Emmermann gave concrete examples of what the City of Phoenix and Arizona have been doing to capture the lucrative Mexico market and better position the city and state to be a partner in the growing Mexico marketplace. A takeaway on this discussion can be found at http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2015/06/05/arizona-could-become-the-gateway-to-the-americas/events/the-takeaway/.
Pictured from left to right:
San Francisco District Attorney
George Gascon, MA Managing Partner Ruben Alvarez &
former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
On June 21, 2015, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon received the Latino Leaders Network’s Chairman’s Award at a reception held during the recent Conference of Mayors held in San Francisco. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was also honored at this event with the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award. These two individuals were honored for their exemplary efforts and strong commitment in bringing diverse communities together to address issues common to all. To learn more about the Latino Leaders Network, please visit http://www.latinoleadersnetwork.org/.
Molera Alvarez congratulates the recipients of the Global Chamber’s annual awards for Metro Phoenix. Consul General of Mexico Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez was recognized as the Diplomat of the Year for his outstanding work to advance the Arizona-Mexico bilateral agenda. The City of Phoenix received Global City of the Year recognition for the strong commitment of Mayor Stanton and the City Council to international trade and diplomacy, as demonstrated by the establishment of the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) and the Arizona Trade and Investment Office in Mexico. Hank Marshall, Executive Officer of the Phoenix Community and Economic Development Division, was honored with the Global Government Leader of the Year award for his ongoing work in advancing global trade.
The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) served as one of the key sponsors of the Arizona Chamber’s Annual Awards Luncheon held on June 22nd. The event acknowledged key legislative leaders as well as the significant regulatory reforms championed by Governor Ducey. Jaime Molera indicated, “the event highlighted the tremendous impact the Arizona Chamber and their leader, Glenn Hamer, plays in Arizona policy formation. Attending with the leaders of AIGA also demonstrates the growing importance of Arizona’s Tribal Gaming.”
Pictured above (left to right): Arizona Governor Doug Ducey,
Joel Klein, and Paul Pastorek
(Photo Credit: Cheryl Evans/The Republic)
On May 14th, Governor Doug Ducey held a summit of Arizona’s business and community leaders to discuss long-term economic and educational improvement. Governor Ducey brought in prominent education reform leaders, Joel Klein (fmr. Chancellor of Public Schools for New York City) and Paul Pastorek (fmr. Louisiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Education). Also presenting on long-term economic growth were Arthur Brooks (President of the American Enterprise Institute) national communications consultant Frank Luntz, and Michael Bidwell (President of the Arizona Cardinals). According to Jaime Molera, “It was an outstanding event that correctly emphasized the need for meaningful education reform and sustained quality job growth for Arizona. The Governor should be lauded for bringing our top business leaders (i.e. Greater Phoenix Leadership, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry) to discuss these vital issues.”