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Apr 12 2000 4:27PM

NAHREP Seats First Board of Directors

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) has elected its first board of directors. The nonprofit trade association's officers for 1999-2000 are: Ruben Garcia, executive director/CEO; Network Realty President Ernest Reyes, chairman/president; Century Finance USA Inc. President and CEO Gary Acosta, vice-chairman/CFO; and Montebello Board of Realtors Executive Vice-President Irma Cantu Acosta, secretary.

Complete board and advisory board member information is available on the Web at Membership in the organization is free, and applications are available through the NAHREP Web site or by calling (800) 964-5373.
The group held its inaugural installation dinner March 1 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles. Univision President and NAHREP advisory board member Henry Cisneros gave the keynote address. "We are both honored and grateful to the people and companies that have committed themselves to our mission," says Mr. Garcia.

Business People

Eduardo Aguirre Jr. has been appointed president of Bank of America's International Private Bank (IPB). Based in Houston, he will oversee IPB's efforts to market investment management services to high-net-worth individuals and families in the international community. Mr. Aguirre previously was an executive for international private banking activities in Texas and Southern California. He has worked in international banking with Bank of America and its antecedents for more than 22 years.

University of Houston – Downtown President Max Castillo has been elected chairman of the Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors. A member of CPUPC for seven years and a former vice-chair, he will serve in his new role until October 2001. The group fosters discussion and institutional cooperation on issues confronting Texas public universities.

George Zamora has been promoted to president of Warner Music International's WEA Latina division. As vice-president/general manager, he was credited with converting WEA Latina from a marketing unit to a record label serving the U.S. Hispanic market. Mr. Zamora is based in Miami and reports to Inigo Zabala, newly appointed president of WMI's Mexico and U.S. Hispanic operations.

María Otero has been named president and CEO of ACCION International. The Massachusetts-based nonprofit provides "micro" loans and training to people trying to escape poverty in 14 Latin American countries and 10 U.S. cities. Previously, she was the organization's executive vice-president. The author of numerous monographs and articles on microenterprise development, Ms. Otero co-edited the book The New World of Microenterprise Finance, published in 1994 by Kumarian Press.

Aguilar Productions President Rick Aguilar has been named board of directors chair for the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Active in the chamber for more than five years, he chaired a record-setting membership recruitment campaign in 1998. Aguilar Productions designs and produces conferences, seminars, workshops, and special events, focusing on U.S. ethnic markets.

Marco Camacho has been named CEO of Hispanic Television Network Inc. Previously, he was vice-president and general manager of Telemundo Station Group of Houston, the flagship of the Telemundo network. HTVN is satellite-delivered 24 hours a day from Fort Worth, Texas. The network has more than 40 affiliates and 16 television stations broadcasting to over 20 million U.S. homes.

Source: Hispanic Business magazine

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