Comstock's magazine 0219 - February 2019 - Page 23

SACRAMENTO HISPANIC CHAMBER LATINA ESTRELLA LUNCHEON AND AWARDS The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted the 4th Annual Latina Estrella Awards on Dec. 11 at the Dante Club in Sacramento. The event recognized four exceptional leaders in our region with guest speaker, Sacramento City Councilwoman Angelique Ashby. Awardees: Rising Estrella Karina Talamantes, chief of staff to Angelique Ashby; Champion Estrella Ramona Landeros, school board member for Twin Rivers Unified School District; Inspiration Estrella Clarissa Laguardia, certified interpreter/translator; and Legacy Estrella Carolina Rojas-Gore, director of community empowerment for Univision. Photography: Tia Gemmell 1 Mike Talamantes, Realtor, Re/Max Gold and Caroline Cabias, board member, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber. 2 Veronica Delgado Rodriguez, associate director of admissions for marketing and communications, Sacramento State and Adriana Cervantes De Toro, director of College Assistance Migrant Program, Sacramento State. 3 Jeff Baldo, senior manager strategy business development, Salesforce; Phil Garcia, vice president for public affairs/advocacy, Sacramento State; Cruz Nieto, chief technology officer, California Secretary of State Office; Jeff Vargas, senior account executive, Salesforce and Zach Oxman, sales director, SLED West and Enterprise Sacramento, Snowflake consulting. 4 Alex Alcantar, account executive, Univision Communications; Suzanne Dizon, community relations, SMUD; Marsha Josiah, sales manager, Univision Television Group. 5 Esmeralda Torres, community, AVP/branch manager, Natomas, Five Star Bank; Lydia Ramirez, community, SVP/director of operations, Five Star Bank; Angelique Ashby, councilwoman, Sacramento City Council; Cathy Rodriguez Aguirre, president and CEO, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Erica Manuel, CEO, Institute for Local Government. February 2019 | 23