Government Affairs CommitteeChair, VACANCYStaff liaison: Alex O. Romero, President/CEOImmediate contact: Sonja Romero - email@example.com Government Affairs Committee is an ad hoc committee that meets on an as needed basis. The Government Affairs Committee addresses public policy issues at the local and state levels. The committee is tasked with identification and review of those issues and topics critical to the business community. Education CommitteePhil Bustos, ChairVice President for Student Services, CNM - firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 505-224-4741Board liaison: Phil BustosStaff liaison and immediate contact: Tessah Latson - email@example.com The Education Committee meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. The Education Committee is engaged in the optimization of support efforts for New Mexico’s education system. Leveraging the committee’s collective talent and resources to bridge the education gap. The committee’s goal is to improve the landscape of education in New Mexico and in the U.S. Health and Wellness CommitteeJosh White, ChairPor Vida Therapeuticsporvidatherapeutics@gmail.comPhone: (505) 270-1315Staff liaison and Immediate Contact: Adriana Hernandez - Adriana@ahcnm.org Health and Wellness Committee meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. To increase understanding of health and wellness in business and to provide learning opportunities for member businesses and their employees regarding health promotion and disease prevention. International Trade CommitteeDr. Juan de Dios Pineda, ChairPresident/CEO, Center for International Accreditation in Education, LLCjuandeddiospineda@mentorleader.netStaff liaison and immediate contact: Ernie C’deBaca - firstname.lastname@example.org International Trade Committee is an ad hoc committee that meets on an as needed basis. The International Trade Committee serves to attract trade opportunities to the region and maintain a progressive and innovative business climate. Veterans Committee - Beginning Spring 2017 Staff liaison and immediate contact: Tino Zamora - email@example.com Small Business CommitteeSue Gray, ChairRapid Supply firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (505) 803-5517Board liaison: Patrick Baldonado - email@example.comStaff liaison and immediate contact: Erminia Velarde - firstname.lastname@example.org The Small Business Committee meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9-10 am; Procurement Series meets 2nd Wednesday of every month from 3-4 p.m.; Training/Network Alliance meets every 4th Wednesday of every month from 9-10 a.m.; Biz Gratis (Monthly Networking Event) is every last Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. @ different member locations. The mission of the Small Business Committee is to support the AHCC and provide our small business members with a relevant process to improve their potential success. Ambassadors CommitteePete Flores, ChairNew York Life Insurance Company email@example.comPhone: (505) 263-0939Staff Liaison and Immediate Contact: Leticia Velasquez - Leticia@ahcnm.org The Ambassador Committee meets the last Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. The Ambassador Committee serves as goodwill representation for AHCC. The committee helps to welcome/recruit new members and participate at all Chamber events and ribbon cuttings. Hispanic Heritage CommitteeDr. Jennifer Chavez - Gomez, ChairDirector Student Academic Success & Unidos Lumina Project, UNMUniversity Advisement and Enrichment Center firstname.lastname@example.orgStaff liaison and immediate contact: Shannon Jacques – email@example.com The Hispanic Heritage Committee meets on an as need basis, but generally meets in June, July, August and September of every year. This committee was organized to help teach and preserve the traditions of all Hispanic cultures. Impulso Red Empresarial (Comite´)Rocio Holguin, Chair, Tu Onda MagazineRocioHolguin@msn.com Phone: (505) 415-1479Staff liaison and immediate contact: Tino Zamora - firstname.lastname@example.org The Comite´ Committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Committee was organized to provide opportunities and networking within the Spanish-speaking business community Community Outreach CommitteeDavid Montes, ChairLibre Institute Dmontes@belibre.orgStaff liaison and immediate contact: Shannon Jacques – email@example.com The Community Outreach Committee is an ad hoc committee that meets seasonal. The Community Outreach Committee hosts Christmas gift drives, fall food drives, book fairs and other events.