On March 21, 2013, the Latino Leaders Network (LLN) honored former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez in Washington, D.C. for his outstanding public service to our community and nation. Ruben Alvarez, Managing Partner of Molera Alvarez, is Treasurer of LLN. Please click here to watch video of Secretary Gutierrez’s motivational remarks.
Molera Alvarez, in conjunction with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, sponsored a panel presentation to highlight the recent book, Immigration Wars, authored by former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick. The event held at the Phoenix Art Museum, included a panel moderated by Jaime Molera, and panelist participants Gov. Bush, Mr. Bolick, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith (incoming Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors) and Ms. Lisa Urias. Attended by nearly 200 business and community leaders, the authors spoke about the need for comprehensive immigration reform and commented on the leadership shown on this issue by Arizona’s U.S. Senators’ Jeff Flake and John McCain.
Recently, the Arizona Business Coalition conducted a statewide poll indicating strong support for Governor Jan Brewer’s Medicaid restoration proposal. Jaime Molera, who is heading up the business coalition’s statewide campaign, stated “As Arizonans better understand what is at stake (if the legislature doesn’t act then 60,000 of our citizens will lose their health insurance beginning January 1, 2014), we will see an overwhelming majority supporting the Governor’s plan.” This past Sunday, the Arizona Republic opined on why the Legislature should pay attention to the findings of this survey of likely voters: http://www.azcentral.com/opinions/articles/20130413more-care-is-right-choice.html. For more information please visit, www.restoringarizona.com.
Please join us in congratulating Molera Alvarez team member, Anne DegRaw, for being accepted as a Fellow into the Spring 2013 class of the Flinn Brown Civic Leadership academy. The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership’s Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy is intended to help expand the cadre of future state leaders with the knowledge, skills and commitment to address Arizona’s long-term issues. The Flinn-Brown Academy is designed for Arizonans from all walks of life and perspectives who want to serve-whether full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid-as members of a state board, commission, or advisory council, an elected official, a state government executive, or a policy advisor.
On April 10-13, 2013 Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Michael Nowakowski and City Manager David Cavazos led a delegation of city and business leaders to Mexico City to strengthen economic ties with Arizona’s largest trading partner. The trade mission, organized by Molera Alvarez, included representatives from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, Arizona-Mexico Commission, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Super Bowl Committee, Phoenix Suns and Barrow Neurological Foundation. The group met with Mexican government officials and business leaders, including the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Earl Anthony Wayne, and Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena.
On April 5, 2013 Molera Alvarez partners Ruben Alvarez and Jaime Molera hosted a reception to celebrate the firm’s 10 Year Anniversary. Approximately 200 business and community leaders attended the celebration held at the Ritz Carlton in Phoenix. The Molera Alvarez team would like to thank our clients and friends for all of their support ad friendship throughout these last ten years.
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Anne has worked at all levels of government, which provides her with a good understanding of how government operates. As a part of the Molera Alvarez team she primarily works on research projects and monitors legislative and city council committee meetings to provide clients with updates on issues pertaining to their business interests.
To learn more about Anne’s past work experience, please visit her bio on our website at http://ma-firm.com/about-us/the-team/anne-degraw/.
On October 24, 2012, CALA Alliance hosted the inaugural Sabor! Culinary Festival. The dinner event showcased 14 of the top chefs in the Metro Phoenix area and was held to benefit Latino arts & culture in Phoenix. The event co-chairs were Chef Frank Belosic, Executive Chef of the Phoenician Resort and Chef Roberto Madrid of Deseo Restaurant at the Westin Kierland Resort. Molera Alvarez Managing Partner Ruben Alvarez chaired the event along with Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos who was the Honorary Chair.
Check out some photos of Sabor! A Culinary Journey of the Americas. (Click here to see album.)
Jaime Molera with Arizona Governor Brewer and Rebecca Hecksel, from Molera Alvarez’ client Coca Cola, at the GOP convention in Tampa. Molera Alvarez co-sponsored a breakfast for the Arizona delegation with AT&T.