Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
August 2009


 "Hispanics Shaping America Today"

Monica Gil 

Mónica Gil is the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the Nielsen Company.  
Prior to joining the Nielsen Company, Ms. Gil served as a senior member of Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign team for Mayor of Los Angeles; press secretary for the Speaker of the California State Assembly, Senior Vice President for Greer, Margolis, Mitchell & Burns, a public policy, advertising and public relations firm; and as the Director of Public Affairs and Community Outreach for the Telemundo stations in Los Angeles
Ms. Gil has received numerous awards including the 2009 national "Champion of Diversity" Award by Diversity Business Magazine  and she was named one of Los Angeles'  "Women Making a Difference" by the Los Angeles Business Journal.   
She attended the University of California, Berkeley, and received a degree in Political Science. She also attended the University of Southern California and received a Masters degree in Public Policy.
Board of Directors Elect Officers 
Jerry Petty  
Jerry Montañez-Petty was recently elected the Chair of the Board of Directors. Jerry has served on the Hispanic Chamber board for the past 2 years and is a committee member of the Scholarship Program.
The full slate of elected officers and Board Directors are:
Jerry Montañez-Petty, Chair
Henry Alvarez, Vice-Chair
Bertha Ferran, Treasurer
Melissa Bobadilla, Secretary 
· Cecily Quintana, Immediate Past Chair, Quintana Galleries
· Humberto Reyna, Past Chair, Reyna-Moore Advertising
· Isaac Dixon, Providence Health & Services
· Francisco Garbayo, Regence BlueCross BlueShield
· Daniel Herrera, American Family Insurance
· Bernie Kronberger, Wells Fargo
· Eduardo Norell, Norell Design.
· Celia Nuñez, Agent, State Farm Insurance
· Jeff Young, W.B. Adams Insurance
· Min. Enrique A. Romero Cuevas, Acting Consul General,    Mexico, Honorary Member
· Serge D'Rovencourt, Honorary Consul, Guatemala, Honorary Member

Calendar of Events  

Monday, August 24, 2009
Workshop RSVP
"10 Steps to Start a Business"
Place: Midland Library
          805 SE 122nd Ave
          Portland, OR 97233
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Cost: Free

Monday, August 31, 2009
Workshop RSVP
"Primeros Pasos Para Comenzar un Negocio"
Place: Midland Library        
          805 SE 122nd Avenue       
           Portland, OR 97233
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Cost: Free
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Hispanic Heritage Celebration Dinner RSVP
Place: Oregon Convention Center
          777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.
          Portland, OR 97232
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM 
Cost: Member: $120.00 per person
         Non-member: $125.00 per person
         Tables for 10: $1,200 

 To rsvp click on the link or email Jane Nevarez (jnevarez@hmccoregon.com)

Thank you to our Hispanic Heritage Celebration