Molera Speaks to Tucson Business and Political Leaders

Jaime A. Molera spoke to an array of Tucson area business and political leaders at the Southern Arizona Lodging and Resort Association (SALARA) on February 11th.  Attendees included Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Arizona Lodging and Tourism President & CEO Kim Sabow, and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President & CEO Glenn Hamer. “I was honored to present information on the value and significance of tourism in Arizona to such a distinguished group,” Molera said. “The work of our leaders, like Ms. Sabow and Mr. Hamer, reflect the importance of pro-business policies that make Arizona competitive.”

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James Ahlers appointed to Arizona District Export Council

Molera Alvarez VP of Global Initiatives and General Counsel James Ahlers has been appointed to a four-year term on the Arizona District Export Council (DEC) by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.  The Arizona DEC – known as “Arizona’s Voice for Global Trade” – is a 30-plus member council of international trade veterans and experts. The DEC collaborates with Arizona business, public and private sector groups to stimulate economic growth through trade and investment, and advocates for a well-informed public and political dialogue about global business in Arizona.  The Arizona DEC also supports the Arizona U.S. Export Assistance Center, a division of the U.S. Commercial Service. Molera Alvarez congratulates all the appointees to the Arizona DEC.


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AzLTA CEO and MA Partner Testify Before House Commerce Committee

Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association President and CEO Kim Sabow testified with Molera Alvarez Partner Jaime Molera before the Arizona House Commerce Committee this month. Ms. Sabow highlighted the significant economic contribution our tourism industry provides to Arizona and Molera explained the importance of mega-events not just to the region but for all of Arizona. Molera said afterwards, “AzLTA is very appreciative of Commerce Chairman Jeff Weninger (R – Dist. 17) for his enormous interest and leadership of our tourism and lodging industry, and we must also thank Representative Maria Syms (R – Dist. 28) who helped make this presentation happen and is a stead-fast supporter of pro-growth policies that undergird businesses throughout Arizona.”

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Phoenix Strengthens Ties with Fast-Growing Tijuana Market

The City of Phoenix conducted a successful trade mission to Tijuana, Baja California Sur, on February 15-17, led by Vice Mayor Laura Pastor and Councilman Michael Nowakowski, and organized by Molera Alvarez. Tijuana is the fifth largest city in Mexico and one of the fastest growing due to the concentration of advanced manufacturing clusters in aerospace and electronics, among others. The delegation met with Tijuana City Council members and the Tijuana Secretary of Economic Development, visited the city’s Business Innovation & Technology (BIT) Center, and toured several advanced manufacturing facilities with ties to Arizona companies.  The leaders from Arizona industry and tourism composing the delegation included: Steve Zylstra, President & CEO of the Arizona Technology Council; Robin Reed, President & CEO of the Black Chamber of Arizona; Bill Harris, President & CEO, Science Foundation Arizona; and Glenn Hamer, President & CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


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MA Managing Partner Appointed as Chair of Public Affairs Committee

Ruben Alvarez was recently appointed Chair of Phoenix Community Alliance’s (PCA) newly formed Public Affairs Committee. PCA finds opportunities for business leaders to collaborate with government agencies, research institutions and emerging industries to help formulate public policy and shape key messages for the benefit of Greater Downtown Phoenix. To learn more about PCA, visit

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CoNecs and Molera Alvarez named top firms by Phoenix Business Journal

Both CoNecs N.A. and Molera Alvarez were honored to be recognized in the 2017-2018 Book of Lists from the Phoenix Business Journal. CoNecs N.A. was named a Top Advertising Agency and Top Minority Owned Firm and Molera Alvarez was named a Top 5 Lobbying Firm.

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MA Joins Mayor of Phoenix in Meeting with Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S.

The Molera Alvarez team recently joined Phoenix Mayor Stanton and Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S. Geronimo Gutiérrez. They discussed the importance of the Arizona-México relationship as well as trade and NAFTA negotiations.

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MA Partners Participate in Woz U Roll-Out

Ruben E. Alvarez and Jaime A. Molera helped welcome Steve Wozniak to Arizona. Woz U provides a unique approach to coding and tech education designed to get students through the curriculum faster to join the workforce quicker.

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WESTMARC West Valley Influential Founder Recognition

Congratulations to Molera Alvarez V.P. Claude Mattox who was recognized by WESTMARC as a founding member of the organization in 1992.

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Romero Participates in U.S.-Mexico Task Force Launch

MA/CoNecs N.A. V.P. Lorna Romero was featured as a panelist in Washington D.C. for the launch of the U.S.-Mexico Task Force. The task force engages federal and local leaders among all parties and both sides of the border to strengthen the bilateral relationship.

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