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Jose Sueiro

Jose Sueiro

born in New York City of immigrant parents and settled here to study at George

Washington & American Universities. I am a Ward 1 resident and tenant at 1841 Columbia Road

since 1973. I was originally an ANC Commissioner in 1988 and later worked in the Office of

Mayor Anthony Williams. I’ve been a teacher, community activist, culture advocate, journalist,

businessman, and Mayoral appointee. I consult on issues of affordable housing and economic

development. My background includes:

Public Service

• Director, Latin American Youth Center,

• D.C. Recreation Dept. Roving Leader – delinquency and gang prevention,

• Teacher, Oyster Bilingual Elementary School; Soccer coach, Wilson & Bell H.S.,

• ANC Commissioner 1988-90.

• President; 1841 Columbia Road Tenant Assoc.,

• Member; AARP/DC Executive Committee,

• Neighborhood Services, Office of the Mayor, 2000-06.

Journalism

• Publisher; El Latino Newspaper, Spanish language community newspaper 1976-89,

• Publisher; La Nación Newspaper, Spanish language weekly newspaper, 1990-99,

• Editor; “Noticias del Mundo”; Washington Times Spanish language daily, 2000,

• Panelist, Reporters Roundtable, Channel 16

Culture

• Creator; “Escuela de Rumba” school of music,

• Co-Founder; GALA Hispanic Theatre

• Radio Host; ‘Duende & Caché’ Latin music show

• President; Hispanic Festival of Washington D.C.

Small Business & Affordable Housing

• Consultant; Development Corporation of Columbia Heights,

• Partner; LCHIP Development Group, LLC - affordable housing in D.C.,

• Director; Coalition of Park Road Businesses, Inc.

• Director; D.C. Hispanic Contractors Association, Inc.

Vote Jose Sueiro for ANC1C03 on November

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5th Annual 'Diversity in Construction GALA' at the E&SA

For Immediate Release
February 3, 2019

 

5th Annual 'Diversity in Construction GALA' at the E&SA

            Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association (HCA) presents its traditional, 'Diversity in Construction GALA' for the fifth straight year, this time at the newly built Entertainment & Sports Arena (E&SA) in Southeast DC on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20th, 2019, at 6:30 pm.

            The premiere sponsor of the Diversity GALA is Gilbane Construction. Gilbane built the Arena and we hope to showcase the results of their efforts. Gilbane Vice President, Emre Ozcan, will present a special tribute to Ed Fisher from the office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development (DMPED) for his contributions to the St. Elizabeth's Campus project.

            The event celebrates the achievements of pioneers from the minority community in the local construction industry. This year's ceremony recognizes: Alberto Gomez, Prince Construction; Fort Myer Construction for their work with the Balt./Wash Building Trades Unions, Jim Simpson, Continental Construction and HCA will recognize the groundbreaking efforts of its new Turner School of Construction Management 'en Español'.

            During the evening we'll introduce 10 entrepreneurs who just completed this year's; 'Turner School of Construction Management program - 'en Español', a unique and innovative series of construction workshops in Spanish developed in a partnership between Turner Construction, HCA and the Carlos Rosario School. This coming year, with the help of Sprint at its technical institute in Reston, Va., the TSCM 'en Español' series will become a nationwide, live streaming, inter-active program with links to at least 6 sites across the country.

            This year we institute the; 'Alberto Gomez Founder's Award' and will present the first one to Alberto, a long time community leader and President of Prince Construction. Alberto was on the Board of the original DC Convention Center and Chairman of the District's Minority Business Opportunity Commission. He has dedicated his life to expanding business opportunities and increasing economic development access for locally owned immigrant, minority & Hispanic businesses.

            Continental Construction Inc. is one of the most iconic construction firms in DC with 30 years of experience. Jim Simpson has nurtured dozens of DC based CBE firms to strength and prosperity. He is the former Chair of the National Association of Minority Contractors, DC Chapter. He will be introduced by Anacostia Economic Development Corporation CEO, Stan Jackson. AEDC has been our partner in all 5 'Diversity in Construction' events.

            The Balt./Wash. Building Trades Unions, our partners from the very beginning, are also a major sponsor of the March 20th, 2019 Diversity GALA. Construction union workers built the Arena and their leadership will be present March 20th to be recognized. The Building Trades Unions will honor Fort Myer, a union shop, that has a longstanding relationship, built over many years of trust, with labor unions.

            Hosts for the evening will be HCA Chairman of the Board, Carlos Perdomo, Keystone Plus Construction and HCA President, Edwin Villegas, Winmar Construction. HCA Treasurer, Tatiana Ahlborn, Absolute Builders and the organization's Treasurer, along w/Managing Director, Jose Sueiro, will also host the evening.

            This is one of the first, premiere, private events to be held at the E&SA. We expect 500 professionals from the construction sector, related industry professionals and regional government officials. Mayor Muriel Bowser has agreed to address to the group.

            Additional Silver Sponsors: Community Capital Corporation, Flaherty & Collins, GCS Sigal, Kaiser Permanente, Steamfitters Local 602 and Sprint.

            Tickets are $100 per person/$75 for HCA members. They will be pre-sold through the HCA from now until the date of the event. There will be limited sales at the door. You can purchase tickets on our website dchispaniccontractors.com or by contacting any of the persons listed herein:

            Jose Sueiro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (202) 203-0120

            Jessica Elias, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (443) 852-3216

            Edith Yañez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (571) 332-0083

"UNAMUNISMS"

            If for no other reason, you should take in the latest show at GALA Theatre, 'The Old Man, The Youth and the Sea', to witness the tour-de-force performance by Horacio Peña who inhabits the main character of Miguel de Unamuno with authority, grace and charm. The play is a recreation of the 4 month exile in 1924 of the formidable Spanish writer and public figure to the island of Fuerteventura by the Spanish dictatorship of Primo de Rivera.

THE OLD MAN, THE YOUTH AND THE SEA

          GALA Hispanic Theatre continues its 43rd season with the world premiere of "El viejo, el joven y el mar" by Irma Correa, which was commissioned by GALA. Directed by 2016 Helen Hayes Award winner José Luis Arellano from Spain, 'El viejo, el joven y el mar' is performed in Spanish with English subtitles from February 7 through March 3, 2019 at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

The Wizard from Walla Walla; A lifetime defending the Latino Press

            David Cortinas seems like he has spent his entire life in defense of small, family owned publishing businesses who make up the bulk of the Spanish language press in the United States. A four time Secretary on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Hispanic Publishers (NAHP), he served under Clara Padilla Andrews, perhaps the most successful President in the Association's history. He was President-Elect of the organization and refused to serve due to matters of process and principle. He is expert when it comes to by-laws and the rules and behavior that make for a successful non-profit organization.

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