The Latin American Educational Foundation welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, Debbie Trujillo of KeyBank and Pauline Rivera of La Voz Bilingue.
Debbie Trujillo brings over 30 years of experience in the Colorado banking industry. Debbie is heavily committed to her community as she has been Community Relations Director and Colorado Key Work Program Manager. Debbie’s current position as KeyBank’s Vice President and Corporate Responsibility Officer for the Rocky Mountain Region has allowed her to continue focusing on the needs of the people and community, managing community reinvestment contact with community leaders, community organizations, government leaders and Key district management.
Pauline Rivera comes in with a prestigious background in broadcast and print journalism. She has gone from initially joining La Voz on a contract basis, to general manager, and then rising up to eventual owner all within a few years. She was recently named Latina Publisher of the Year, a national award among several hundred Hispanic newspapers. Pauline also sits on the National Association of Hispanic Publications Executive Board of Directors situated in Washington, D.C.
LAEF’s Executive Director Jim Chavez commented, “As LAEF continues to be a leading community resource, we are pleased to expand our Board of Directors with such talented and dedicated individuals. They bring a high level of energy and expertise to our Board of Directors and are committed to LAEF’s mission and vision. We welcome our newest board members as partners in moving forward this cause.”
LAEF’s Board of Director is composed of 16 members, and is led by its newly elected Executive Committee: Bob Beiersdorf (President), Executive Director, Nelnet Guarantor Solutions, Scott Long (Vice-President), Senior Vice President of Finance- Media, Koneke Sports & Entertainment, Tony Salazar (Secretary) Chief Affiliate Officer, National Educational Association, Member Benefits Corporation, and Percy Trujillo (Treasurer).
ABOUT LAEF: Established in 1949, LAEF provides access to higher education for Hispanics in Colorado. Helping students and their families navigate the college-going process, providing the resources and services needed to make attending college a reality.
LAEF is a 501c3 Tax-Exempt Organization