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María Martínez-Guzmán Promoted to Senior VP and Executive News Director at Univision News

Maria Martínez-Guzmán will head programming for all daily Univision Networks newscasts, including Noticiero Univision, Primer Impacto, Despierta America and El Gordo y La Flaca. She will also oversee Al Punto, the Sunday morning political show. The executive producers for those shows report directly to Martínez-Guzmán. She reports to Daniel Coronell, president of Univision News. “This well-deserved appointment is a testament to María’s talent, expertise, leadership skills, hard work, and unwavering commitment to helping Univision continue to be Hispanic America’s number one choice for news and information,” says Coronell. “For almost two decades, María has made incalculable contributions to the success of Univision News and has proven to be a great team player in addition to an extraordinary leader. We’re proud to have her, and confident that she will keep shining in this new role.”

Martínez-Guzmán joined Univision network in 2002 after spending five years as News Director for Univision’s affiliate in McAllen. Since moving to the network’s Miami headquarters, she has held several positions of growing importance, including managing editor and executive producer.

Rebecca Cameron Valcq

Rebecca Cameron Valcq was appointed by Governor Tony Evers as Commissioner at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for a six-year term. Governor Evers also appointed her as Commission Chairperson for a two-year term. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) is composed of three full-time Commissioners who decide the cases brought to the PSC for changes in utility operations, rates and for construction projects after a complete and thorough review of all the records compiled in the case, including public comments.

Prior to her appointments, she was a partner at Quarles & Brady in the energy, environment and natural resources practice group. Previous to that position she was regulatory counsel for Wisconsin Electric Power Company where she advised management on all areas of regulatory law in multiple jurisdictions as well as compliance matters.

Cameron Valcq earned her undergraduate degree from Drake University and her law degree from Marquette University. She lives in Whitefish Bay with her husband Rob and two daughters.

California Governor Gavin Newsom Appoints Lendistry’s Stacie Olivares-Castain to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Administrators (CalPERS)

With a market value of $377 billion, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is the nation’s largest public pension fund serving more than 1.9 million members in the retirement system and 1.5 million members and their families in the health program.

Stacie Olivares-Castain has been the chief investment officer at Lendistry since 2019, was a senior advisor on impact investments and blockchain at the California Department of Insurance from 2017-2019 and served as managing director and chief investment officer at the California Organized Investment Network (COIN) 2011-2017.

“Stacie is passionate about improving the lives of Californians, particularly the underserved. Her depth of investment acumen and proven track record for driving financial improvements will be a valued contribution to the Board in their efforts to protect the wellbeing of California’s employees for generations to come,” says Everett K. Sands, CEO of Lendistry.

Located in a Downtown Los Angeles Opportunity Zone, Lendistry is a minority-owned, technology-enabled CDFI small business and commercial real estate lender providing responsible financing to small business owners and their underserved communities.

Olivares-Castain’s career spans the private and public sectors across the areas of finance, economics, and mobile technology. Prior to joining Lendistry, she was the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the California Organized Investment Network (COIN). Previously, she was at Morgan Stanley in portfolio management and financial advisory services, served as the former executive director of the California Commission for Economic Development, and led licensee business development and account management at Palm Inc.

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