Round Table with Director Archuleta,OPM and Image de Denver Chapter
On Friday, April 11, 2014, Latinas from the Image de Denver Chapter had the opportunity to have a Round Table with OPM Director, Kathleen Archuleta. The Round Table provided members to an opportunity to provide feedback participate and interact with Director Archuleta.
The Round Table was very productive and everyone had a lot of valuable information and professional experiences to share with the Director. Director Archuleta provided the group with interesting background information in terms of her traveling to other cities requesting and organizing similar Latina focus groups and gathering pertinent information and strategies to increase Hispanics representation in the Federal Government
A special thank you to Ms. Lori Windle, DOI/OSM employee and SAIGE Secretary, who host of the Round Table at the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Western Region.
Chapter President, Mr. Jose Rodriguez immigrated to the United States from Cuba at the age of three. He grew up in Tampa, Florida and joined the military shortly after graduating from High School. Jose served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force with overseas tours in the Republic of Korea and short-term deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Jose has 27 plus years of Federal Government experience and over two years Defense Contractor experience. He held progressively more responsible leadership positions at Installation, Air Staff, and Department of Defense levels. Jose currently works for the Department of Defense as the Program Execution Division Chief for Cyber Capabilities Research and Development. Jose has earned a MBA and attained his credentials as a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM). He is also a faculty member with the University of Phoenix, where he instructs online Financial Accounting Courses.
The National Image, DC Chapter kicked off their first meeting hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with a Welcome by National Image, Inc. CEO, Ms. Sylvia Chavez-Metoyer. Following Ms. Chavez-Metoyer’s welcome was a special presentation by National Image, Inc. Director, Intergovernmental Affairs and Chair, National Image, Inc. National Training Program. After the meeting the group proceeded to Cuba Libre for some networking, and dinner. They were met by Mr. Gil Sandrate, National Image, Inc. advisor and Mr. Al Gallegos, President of the National Association for Hispanic Federal Executives.
Jose created a Facebook page for the National Image DC Chapter at www.facebook.com/nationalimagedc . On the DC Facebook page, Jose posts job announcements, training events, social networking opportunities, and other valuable information such as Job Fairs.