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Richard Espinosa

State Commissioner for the State of Indiana for Hispanic/Latino Affairs

Location
Fort Wayne, Indiana Area
Industry
Staffing and Recruiting
Current
  1. ICHLA which means Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs,
  2. R & C Innovations
Previous
  1. Fort Wayne Newspapers,
  2. Fort Wayne Urban League
Education
  1. Foy H. Moody High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, IPFW in Fort Wayne, IN.
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ICHLA which means Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs

ICHLA which means Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs

State Commissioner for the State of Indiana for Hispanic/Latino Affairs

– Present

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Background

Experience

State Commissioner for the State of Indiana for Hispanic/Latino Affairs

ICHLA which means Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs
– Present (7 years 11 months)

The Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs is a non-partisan state agency working toward economic, educational, and social equality, including promoting cooperation and understanding. The Commission identifies, measures and reviews programs, legislation and researches challenges and opportunities affecting the Hispanic/Latino community. The Commission identifies solutions and provides recommendations to the governor and legislature.

CEO/Owner

R & C Innovations
– Present (8 years 11 months)

• As an Owner/CEO of a delivering company we delivery any kind of furniture, newspaper, periodical, glossy magazine, tires, all kinds of hardware, from pallets, to bundles of mail. If you are moving we delivery your items to and from your new home or office, anywhere in Fort Wayne, and the surroundings areas, day or night 24/7. We go north as far as South Bend, Indiana to south to Indianapolis, Indiana. Our motto is “We must turn to each other and not on each other”.

Advertising Director For Spanish Publication (Fronteras De La Noticia)

Fort Wayne Newspapers
(1 year 11 months)

• As an Advertising Director, I spearheaded a new publication, from selling advertising to new and existing accounts, to making sure that the ads were laid out correctly (color, size, and dateline) and translated in Spanish correctly. Other duties included analyzing sales reports, physically calling on customers and making sales presentations, gathering news and public service information preparing it for publication. Also among my duties was to ensure the successful distribution of the publication each week to new and existing locations. I prepared strategic and business plan communications for presentations to countless customers in the area, and local business in surrounding areas.

Director of Employment and Training

Fort Wayne Urban League
(3 years 1 month)

• Director of Employment and Training for the Urban League of Fort Wayne with familiarity with program development/planning, monitoring, compiling reports, communications, personnel, record keeping, planning and implementing events, staff development, strategic plans development, and fund raising. Working with the Reentry program, with youth and adults alike.
• Program Director for a drug and alcohol counseling service.
• Bilingual and fluent in Spanish to assist job seekers, and adult/youth offenders who have difficulty speaking and writing the English language.
• Significant exposure to a full range of general management issues that include hiring and selection, coaching and mentoring, revenue and expense management and budgeting.

Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Advertising
  • Hiring
  • Newspaper
  • Sales Management
  • Spanish
  • Magazines
  • Event Management
  • Budgeting
  • Customer Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Interviewing
  • Social Media
  • Fundraising
  • Non-profits
  • Mentoring
  • Customer Service
  • Negotiation
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Problem Solving
  • Excel
  • Advertising Sales
  • Leadership Development
  • Employee Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Interviews
  • Budgets
  • Staff Development
  • Strategy
  • Social Networking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Research
  • Project Planning
  • Online Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Nonprofits
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Languages

  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Spanish

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Education

Foy H. Moody High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, IPFW in Fort Wayne, IN.

Honors & Awards

Elected Vice-Chair for State Commissioners for the State of Indiana for Hispanic/Latino Affairs

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