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Executives’ Association of San Diego Appoints New President

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SAN DIEGO- The Executives’ Association of San Diego has elected Jaime “Jim” Hernandez as the new President for the November 2016 to May 2017 term. Hernandez will be responsible for hosting concentrating members, managing the committee’s agenda and partnering with the executive director on all business-related matters. His primary focus for this term will be to better define the roles of committee members and increase participation rates of all members.

Hernandez has been a part of Execs for five years and has served on the board of directors for the past three years. In the last term, he was voted as first Vice President under Wes Wilmers where he exceled in his leadership ability.

“Jim has a great understanding of the group. He always has a professional, positive attitude and leads by example. Jim inspires the members to take action and participate and does so with levity and humor,” says Lynn Thomas, the Executive Director of Execs.

Hernandez is also the President of Strategic Business Communications, Inc., a business consulting company that specializes in event planning, sales training and customer satisfaction research. Since becoming President in 2009, Jaime has managed over 1000 corporate events in Northern America and trained business owners across Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. Hernandez hopes to bring his extensive background in consulting, training and sales to Execs in order to continue the growth of the organization.

“I am very honored and excited to be able to lead and support some of San Diego’s most outstanding businesses,” said Hernandez.

“For almost 100 years this group has been built on the simple function of referring business, because of the confidence we have in one another to deliver outstanding products and services.”

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About Execs

The Executives’ Association of San Diego was founded in 1923 as an organization of business executives from the San Diego area, all in non-competing businesses, whose primary function is to increase the sale of goods and services of its members through the exchange of business and business information. All members represent business firms at responsible levels of management.

Chris Villarreal

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Chris Villarreal is an experienced public relations professional with expertise in social media management, public relations practices and media relations. Born and raised in San Pedro, he moved to San Diego to pursue his passion as a writer. Initially a journalism major, he found an interest in the public relations field after taking an introductory course his first year. He loved the opportunity to get creative and use storytelling to tell client’s stories. He began volunteering his time as a social media specialist for Albanian Voices, a non-profit organization that preserves Albanian history and tradition by documenting Albanian Americans’ stories. His duties included advising staff about scheduling times, interacting with the online community, posting relevant content relating to Albanians and suggesting strategies that would expand the variety of content posted. In January 2016, he began working at SpearHall Advertising&PR as a public relations intern and account coordinator for Golf Fest. His duties include managing all social media activity for Golf Fest accounts, pitching clients stories to media, drafting press releases, creating media lists and coordinating speaking engagements for clients. Chris is bilingual in Spanish and enjoys traveling to Mexico City to visit his family. He recently finished his B.A. in journalism with an emphasis in public relations at San Diego State.