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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ed Rendon, Executive Director
Ed Rendon, Executive Director

Edward J. Rendon is Founder & Chairman of the San Gabriel Valley Civic Alliance (SGVCA), a business advocacy organization specializing in coalition building and public private partnerships.

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Jerry Velasco, Chairman
Jerry Velasco, Chairman

Jerry has exhibited unwavering dedication to the community by promoting, supporting and advancing the arts and community services in the United States. As an advocate for the arts, labor unions, and Latinos in the entertainment industry, his work has brought tremendous hope and encouragement, especially within the U.S. Latino Community.

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Gene Hurd, Treasurer
Gene Hurd, Treasurer

Labor Union (UAW Local 509) an amalgamated union which represents auto, aerospace and industrial manufacturing companies. Negotiator local and national collective bargaining agreements for aluminum sector plants. Member Participated in securing ISO certification and follow up auditor as joint labor management team.
Labor representative 1990 – Present

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David Hall, Vice Chair
David Hall, Vice Chair

David K. Hall is active in numerous civic, charitable and political organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. He is completing his fifth term as an elected member of the Mt. San Antonio College Governing Board, having been last elected to this Board in November 2009. Mt. San Antonio College is the largest single-campus community college in the State of California, with over 60,000 students each academic year.

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Eli Cortez, Recording Secretary /Chief Information Officer of CIOpro
Eli Cortez, Recording Secretary /Chief Information Officer of CIOpro

Mr. Cortez has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. He is currently President /Chief Information Officer of CIOpro, an advanced technology consulting business, and has more than thirty years of IT experience.
Served as Chief Information Officer for the State of California and served as Cabinet Secretary over Information Technology and was a key member of the Governor’s Cabinet. He directed the highly successful State Y2k project and reduced State Technology project failures to zero for four years. He directed an IT budget of $2.2 billion and over 5,000 Technology professionals and support staff. He worked closely with the Governor and Legislative Leaders to enact legislation to aggressively advance the use of technology to improve government services, commonly known as E-Government. For his efforts, Mr. Cortez received a commendation by the State Senate.

Raul Romero, Director
Raul Romero, Director

Raul Romero is a Director of the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. As a long time resident of Azusa, Mr. Romero is active in many clubs and groups in the San Gabriel Valley. Mr. Romero has been a Union Rep. / Organizer for many years. In this capacity, he has organized thousands of worker to make life better for them and their families. Mr. Romero has taken a keen interest in water issues, and is eager to engage the community in this very important resource.

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Genaro Trejo, Director
Genaro Trejo, Director

Genaro Trejo is an entrepreneur with international experience in business creation, strategic planning, operations and global project management. Mr. Trejo has 15 years experience working in Asia and has also worked with Fortune 500 companies in Brazil, Mexico City and Athens, Greece. He was recently invited to the United States Treasury Department to participate in the Financier’s roundtable in Washington, DC, and has worked in several operational capacities for the G20 Summit and the Democratic National Convention Committee.

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Sonia Fernandez, Director
Sonia Fernandez, Director

Sonia Fernandez is an activist, innovator and leader in the labor and veteran community. Since 2005, Sonia Fernandez has worked as a marketing representative for the Laborers’ Employers Cooperation and Education Trust Southwest where she is responsible for creating business development opportunities for union contractors, developing relationships with politicians, community groups and the Laborers’ Union. She joined the Laborers’ Union in 2002 beginning her career as an administrative professional.

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Robert Charles, Director
Robert Charles, Director
Michael Chupa, Web Master
Michael Chupa, Web Master
Karla Salazar, Director
Karla Salazar, Director

Karla Salazar is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL CIO. Her responsibilities consist of affiliate engagement, local union mobilization, political campaigns, and growing the labor movement in L.A. County.

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Ali Tweini, Director
Ali Tweini, Director