Francisco Domenech Takes His Interest in Politics to the Highest Levels

Francisco Domenech has been active in Puerto Rican politics for some two decades, with a particular interest in the Democratic Party. He today combines his interest in politics and related civic affairs through his position as a managing partner of the specialized law firm Politank.

Domenech was active in matters of public interest while attending the University of Puerto Rico, where he twice served as student body president. After receiving his law degree from the institution, he would continue to pursue this interest in a number of ways, from fundraising and voter registration activities to policy development. Putting his legal training to work, he would serve as the chief legal counsel for the president of the Puerto Rican Senate. Read more about Francisco Domenech on Crunchbase.

In his role as director of the Legislative Services of the Puerto Rican Legislative Assembly, he managed a budget of $11 million. His accomplishments in this position included an increase in legislative library services and an improvement in library access for the physically disabled.

In a five-year period starting in 2007, Domenech was a member of the Democratic National Committee, specifically serving in the group known as the Young Democrats of America. However, he gained even more attention for his work in Hillary Clinton’s two presidential campaigns. He has been credited with helping Clinton win the Puerto Rican presidential primary in both of those election cycles. In 2016, he also worked as the campaign manager of Jenniffer Gonzalez, who would go on to become the first woman and the youngest person to ever serve as Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, who represents the island territory in the U.S. Congress.

Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Politank is dedicated to integrating government entities and private interests. Working with his firm or on his own, Francisco Domenech has supported a number of philanthropic organizations, including the Clinton Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Learn more: http://caribbeanbusiness.com/2016-class-of-40-under-40-awardees-sets-a-high-bar/

Discover Who Flavio Maluf Is and His Corporate Legend

With quality education, someone can fly high in life. However, not everyone is providential to get a good education or even attend a prestigious university. To those who attain these two things, they are considered privileged in life. At his tertiary level, Flavio Maluf managed to study in one of the best universities in Sao Paulo. He went to FAAP for his tertiary level, something that most of his childhood friends didn’t manage. He has become a reputable professional in the business world through the standard skills he acquired. Maluf was privileged to head two reputable companies; Eucatex and GrandFood. He showed exceptional performance in any of the positions he held in these companies. View Maluf’s profile on linkedin.

Eucatex uses raw materials like eucalyptus to manufacture unique products. What many people like about the company’s products is their sensitivity to the environment. The processing plant of this company is diverse. The company makes a myriad of products people can use in any environment. Eucatex was founded in 1951, and its legacy has been escalating all along. The company has shown constant improvements for over 50 years now. Leaders like Flavio Maluf have helped the company to fly its name high all these years. The company has strong international connections, which have made the sale of the company’s products promising.

Maluf became the president of this great company in 2005. He sits at the governing board where he makes crucial decisions for the company. He has devised some strategies to ensure all the company’s manufacturing techniques that harm the environment, and the organisms therein have been eradicated. This has helped the company to serve its consumers and the entire public without receiving any complaint from them. As a man who values order, Flavio Maluf uses SlideShare presentations to represent his transformative ideas.

Maluf has a big heart for the young entrepreneurs. He is careful about the kind of mentorship these entrepreneurs get, and the future they look forward to having. He has come up with a creative blog on business mentorship to make them better entrepreneurs. Flavio Maluf knows young entrepreneurs have a problem in making the right decisions in business. Through his blog, he helps them make sound and long-term business decisions.

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Dick and Betsy DeVos efforts to changing institutions

A couple of years ago, Dick DeVos had a vision of changing the direction of the Grand Rapids airport to make it extend its wings and fly to prosperity. Since Dick had direct access to the CEO, he decided to contact the CEO and share his plan on how the low-cost carrier could extend its profits by adding nonstop flights out of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport to other states.

 

Once southwest airlines came into the picture in the airport after purchasing AirTran airways that were serving in the Grand Rapids. Dick convinced the company to maintain their flights to Orlando and Baltimore, and they extended their flights to Michigan after seeing how business was taking up. Later on, direct flights went to Orlando, Baltimore, St. Louis, and Denver.

 

This growth in flights led to the Grand Rapids airport undertaking major changes to constructing restaurants, new washrooms, business centers and streamlining security checks with a total investment of $45 million.

 

This was the impact that Dick had on institutions; his efforts of change go back as far as 1991 when he decided to lobby against the construction of a multi-purpose sports and convention arena in Downtown. During that time, Dick was the CEO of his family’s Amway Corp.

 

His efforts in lobbying against the idea of constructing such a large facility stemmed through what he saw in the 1970s in Detroit, where the Pontiac Silverdome and the Palace of the Auburn Hills made the Pistons and the Lions leave the city. Dick never wanted construction to have such an effect in his hometown Grand Rapids.

 

During his campaign against the sports facility, he ended up mobilizing business leaders who were pioneers of the construction of the DeVos Place Convention Center, the Van Andel Arean, the Michigan State University’s medical school, the Grand Rapids City Market and the DeVos Performance Hall, to form the Grand Action Group.

 

Dick’s efforts of mobilizing this campaign is a natural thing to do because all through his adult life, Dick and Betsy have dedicated their time to change institutions and policies surrounding them. As mega-donors of GOP, they have influenced a lot of changes due to their political influence.

 

For instance, charter school expansion has been expanded by Betsy who also was carefully involved in making sure that the right people were in positions of power to influence the creation of policies and how they were to be implemented, especially in the education sector. Dick DeVos on the other hand also had an influence on reforms in 2012 where Michigan was converted to a right to work state from a state of organized labor. Michigan became the place where union membership was not considered as a term of employment.

 

Apart from their political influence, they also had philanthropic roots. For instance, between 1989 and 2015, scholarships to private schools, education reforms, leadership programs, arts and culture, churches, and health and human services received $138.7 million form the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. This is how big their impact was felt across institutions.

 

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