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CoNecs NA and Molera Alvarez endorse Paul Penzone for Sheriff

CoNecs NA is committed to supporting Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone in his re-election campaign. In addition to Lisa Urias co-chairing the Paul Penzone for Sheriff campaign, partners Jaime Molera and Ruben Alvarez have all endorsed Penzone in this critical election. See Lisa’s comments in this video.

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MA Partner Meets with Vice President

Jaime A. Molera and a select group of business leaders met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss issues facing the Latino community. Included in this discussion was Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and U.S. Senator Martha McSally. Molera stated, “I appreciated the opportunity to discuss the importance of passing USMCA (the free trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada), the need to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and the benefits of decreasing government regulations and taxes on business and communities.”

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Legislative Internship Opportunity

Molera Alvarez is seeking part-time interns to assist with the upcoming legislative session during the Spring 2020 semester. The intern will be heavily involved in the state legislative process as well as public policy matters to assist the firm in advocating on behalf of our clients. This position may include direct working contact with Molera Alvarez clients, political officials, leading industry lobbyists and policy experts. If you or anyone you know is currently an undergraduate in Arizona who may be interested in this opportunity, please click here for more information on applying!

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AzLTA Advocacy Trip to D.C.

The Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association made a trip to Washington, D.C., this month to communicate their support to federal leaders on several issues affecting their members and our state. These included advocating for passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), as well as ensuring local control of short-term rentals and appropriate use of rental platforms. Pictured above left to right are: Joe Hughes, Director of Government Affairs for American Airlines; Jaime Molera, Partner at Molera Alvarez; Kim Sabow, President & CEO of AzLTA; Ron Pohl, Sr. VP & COO for Best Western; and Greg Miller, Executive Vice President of Operations, Sales and Marketing for Enchantment Group.

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Welcome to AZSTA’s Incoming Leadership Team

The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) recently announced their new leadership. Doug Yonko was elected Chair of the AZSTA board of directors. Yonko is Vice President of Communications for Hensley Beverage Company based in Phoenix. He has worked at Hensley for 37 years and directs the company’s government affairs, community outreach, communications and public relations. Teddy Eynon was elected Vice Chair and Jody Harwood was elected Secretary. AZSTA President and CEO Tom Sadler said, “This is an outstanding leadership group with deep experience in sports, tourism and business circles. Their insights and relationships will be great resources for the organization.” Photo: AZSTA

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Greater Phoenix Chamber Meets with United States Chamber of Commerce

Recently the Greater Phoenix Chamber (GPC) sent a delegation, including Public Affairs Committee Chair/Molera Alvarez Partner Jaime Molera, to Washington, D.C., to discuss the Chamber’s priorities with their federal equivalent, the United States Chamber of Commerce. The delegation also had productive meetings with Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally as well as with Reps. Andy Biggs, Ruben Gallego, Ann Kirkpatrick, Debbie Lesko, Tom O’Halleran, David Schweikert, Greg Stanton and Paul Gosar.

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City of Wichita Business-to-Business Chihuahua Trade Mission

From September 9 to 12, Molera Alvarez, which acts as the City of Wichita Trade Representative in collaboration with Mexico City firm Estrategia Global and Wichita firm Kansas Global, conducted a business-to-business trade mission from Wichita to the city of Chihuahua, Mexico. The trade mission assisted Wichita aerospace companies in exploring export opportunities to top companies in Chihuahua’s growing aerospace cluster, including Textron Aviation, Bombardier, Fokker GKN, and Honeywell. The Molera Alvarez team advised Wichita companies on how to best approach buyers in meetings, and will continue to support these companies to ensure business opportunities are realized. Wichita representatives also participated in meetings with Chihuahua investors, government officials, and business leaders to showcase Wichita as a premier destination for doing business in the U.S. Trade mission delegates were well-positioned in high-level meetings that opened doors that were previously closed to them. Special thanks to American Industries and Chihuahua’s Aerospace Cluster for support in helping us provide top-notch meetings and experiences from beginning to end, and to American Industries for sponsoring several of the delegation’s delicious meals. Wichita looks forward to increased collaboration and enhanced relationships with Chihuahua, and our team will help Wichita welcome a trade and investment delegation from Chihuahua in the coming months.

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Annual League of Arizona Cities and Towns Conference

The Annual League of Arizona Cities and Towns Conference took place on August 20-23. Local leaders from across the state gathered in Tucson to cover topics ranging from water conservation to opportunity zones. Several legislators also received awards for their dedication to public service, including state Senators Kate Brophy McGee and Sean Bowie. Molera Alvarez was a Bronze Sponsor of the event. Photo: League of Arizona Cities and Towns

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Phoenix Suns in Mexico

With the assistance of Molera Alvarez, Phoenix Suns executives traveled to Mexico City this month to promote the upcoming Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs game slated to take place in Mexico City on December 14, 2019. The game is one half of a two-part series of NBA games that will be held over two days in Mexico City. While on the trip, the Suns were able to meet with various business leaders to foster new key bi-national relationships to help position Los Suns as Mexico’s team. For more information about the team and game tickets, visit: nbaevents.com/latinamerica/mexicogames.

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Spotlight on Banner | Aetna

Unsatisfied with the health insurance options in the Arizona market, Banner Health and Aetna joined together to create the innovative joint venture, Banner|Aetna, a separately licensed, Arizona-based insurance company that launched in 2017 to serve commercial and public entity organizations across Arizona. Since inception, Banner|Aetna has grown to cover more than 300,000 members. The goal of Banner Health and CVS|Aetna, which collectively employ over 50,000 employees in Arizona, is to align incentives and leverage the strengths of both entities to transform the way healthcare is delivered in Arizona. Banner|Aetna is committed to delivering high quality, affordable health care while improving the care delivery system and member experience. Their performance network plans offer significant cost savings when compared to typical broad network offerings. On the care delivery front, Banner|Aetna has delegated utilization management functions to the delivery system and developed a multidisciplinary care team that provides face-to-face support for the care needs of high-risk patients. Banner|Aetna is also focused on delivering an improved member experience by launching new initiatives such as welcome kits, integrated customer service and a brand new virtual primary care offering – delivered by 98point6 – which provides convenient and low-cost primary care through a text based solution backed by AI technology. Learn more about Banner|Aetna here. Photo: Banner|Aetna

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