OUR TEAM

The Suazo Center is dedicated to providing the best business services for the hispanic and underrepresented communities. For this reason, we are proud to have the amazing community leaders that we have on our team.

OUR STAFF

Meet the members of our Team

Silvia Castro
Silvia Castro

Executive Director

Claudia Ponce
Claudia Ponce

Chief of Staff

Leon Araujo
Leon Araujo

Business Advisor

Maria Cruz
Maria Cruz

Business Advisor

Valeria Quinto
Valeria Quinto

Front Desk Receptionist

Edward Bennett
Edward Bennett

Director of Business Development

Andrea Benitez
Andrea Benitez

Special Projects Coordinator

Jennifer Vasquez
Jennifer Vasquez

Program Manager

Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez

Business Specialist

Mauricio Araujo
Mauricio Araujo

Front Desk Receptionist

Antonella Packard
Antonella Packard

Director of Community Initiatives

Tim Savage
Tim Savage

Instructor & Mentor

Michelle Saucedo
Michelle Saucedo

Marketing Specialist

Enrique Garcia
Enrique Garcia

Business Advisor

Ale Gonzalez
Ale Gonzalez

Front Desk Coordinator

Yeto Corniel
Yeto Corniel

Front Desk Receptionist

OUR INTERNS

Meet our 2021 Interns Team

Eddy Hsu
Eddy Hsu

Software Development

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Anthony F. Mirabile

Chair Man

Managing Director – Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Mr. Blaine D. Bagley

Secretary

Senior Vice President, Call Center Operations – EnerBank USA.

Mr. Howard M. Headlee

Treasurer

President and CEO – Utah Bankers Association.

Mr. R. Bruce Bowman

Board Member

Chief Credit Officer – Comenity Capital Bank.

Ms. Lucy Cardenas

Board Member

President / Director – Red Cardenas, Inc.

Mr. Trent Christensen

Board Member

CEO & President, VenturaCapital.org

Mr. Diego Alvarado-Karste

Board Member

Assistant Professor of Marketing, UVU.

Ms. Yangzi Jin

Board Member

Corporate Transaction Asst. Attorney; Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C.

Mr. Ted Peterson

Board Member

ThermWise Program Manager; Dominion Energy.

Ms. Gina Rasmuson

Board Member

Sr. Manager, Program Office – American Express National Bank.

Ms. Dianne Rivera

Board Member

VP, Head of Talent Acquisition for Operations; Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Tim Sheehan

Board Member

VP, Government and Community Relations; Salt Lake Community College.

Mr. Ryan Starks

Board Member

Managing Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Mr. Greg Summerhays

Board Member

President and CEO, South Valley Chamber.

Ms. Jennifer Tarazon

Board Member

Associate State Director, AARP Utah.

Mr. Benjamin Kolendar

Board Member

Ex-Officio, Director; Economic Development, Salt Lake City Corporation.

Mrs. Gladys Gonzalez

Board Member

Emeritus, Founder of the Suazo Business Center.

Mrs. Alicia Suazo

Board Member

Emeritus.

Mr. Anthony F. Mirabile

Chair Man

Managing Director – Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Mr. Blaine D. Bagley

Secretary

Senior Vice President, Call Center Operations – EnerBank USA.

Mr. Howard M. Headlee

Treasurer

President and CEO – Utah Bankers Association.

Mr. R. Bruce Bowman

Board Member

Chief Credit Officer – Comenity Capital Bank.

Ms. Lucy Cardenas

Board Member

President / Director – Red Cardenas, Inc.

Mr. Trent Christensen

Board Member

CEO & President, VenturaCapital.org

Mr. Diego Alvarado-Karste

Board Member

Assistant Professor of Marketing, UVU.

Ms. Yangzi Jin

Board Member

Corporate Transaction Asst. Attorney; Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C.

Mr. Ted Peterson

Board Member

ThermWise Program Manager; Dominion Energy.

Ms. Gina Rasmuson

Board Member

Sr. Manager, Program Office – American Express National Bank.

Ms. Dianne Rivera

Board Member

VP, Head of Talent Acquisition for Operations; Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Tim Sheehan

Board Member

Corporate Transaction Asst. Attorney; Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C.

Mr. Ryan Starks

Board Member

Managing Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Mr. Greg Summerhays

Board Member

President and CEO, South Valley Chamber.

Ms. Jennifer Tarazon

Board Member

Associate State Director, AARP Utah.

Mr. Benjamin Kolendar

Board Member

Ex-Officio, Director; Economic Development, Salt Lake City Corporation.

Mrs. Gladys Gonzalez

Board Member

Emeritus. Founder of the Suazo Business Center.

Mrs. Alicia Suazo

Board Member

Emeritus.

CONTACT US

960 West 1700 South Salt Lake City, UT 84104

(801) 521-1709

frontdesk@suazocenter.org

Mon-Thurs: 9PM-5PM | Friday: Closed

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