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First Hispanic Nominated to Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Sept. 26, 2012

Gov. Tom Corbett recently announced his nomination of Ken Trujillo of Philadelphia to serve as a board member on the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB). Trujillo becomes the first Latino-Hispanic to be named to the board.

"Our state is a diverse community with immense talent and Ken Trujillo has been an active participant in the Latino-Hispanic community," said Maria Montero, Executive Director of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA). "His experience in the public and private sector has prepared him well to serve Pennsylvania as a PLCB board member. This historic nomination is especially appropriate now as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month."

A member of Philadelphia law firm Trujillo, Rodriguez & Richards LLC, Trujillo also has an extensive public service record. His term recently concluded as a member of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Well known throughout the Philadelphia region and across the Commonwealth for his involvement in professional and community organizations, Trujillo serves as Chair of the Board of Congreso de Latinos Unidos and previously served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania and board member of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia.

"Mr. Trujillo is a well-recognized authority in his field who has used his many talents and expertise to the benefit of the Latino-Hispanic community" said Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio, Esq., who is a lead member of the GACLA Commission from Chester county. "I highly recommend the Senate confirm the Governor's nomination of Mr. Trujillo."

The PLCB regulates the sale of alcohol, ensures convenient access to products throughout the state, educates consumers on the responsible use of alcohol and works to prevent underage alcohol use.

PLCB board members must be confirmed by two-thirds of the Pennsylvania Senate.



Source: Copyright PRNewswire-USNewswire 2012


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