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Maria Contreras-Sweet

bank executive

Maria Contreras-Sweet, Mexican bank executive. Recipient Mother of Year award, La Clinica Famillar Barrio, Los Angeles, 1983, Humanitarian award, Rossi Youth Foundation, 1983, Woman of Year award, Mexico-American Opportunity Foundation, 1983.

Background

Contreras-Sweet, Maria was born on December 24, 1955 in Guadaljara, Mexico. Arrived in United States, 1960. Daughter of Rafael Quintero and Maria Guadalupe (Torres) Contreras.

Education

AS in Secretary Legal, Mount San Antonio College, 1975. Bachelor of Science in Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles, 1977.

Career

Field representative California State Speaker State Legislation, Los Angeles, 1974—1975. Administrative assistant to senator Joseph Montoya California State Senate, 1975—1979. District manager United States Census Bureau, United States Department Commerce, 1979—1980.

Former director public affairs 7-Up Bottling Company, Westinghouse Beverage Group. Former secretary Department Business, Transport. & Housing Agency; managing partner & co-founder FORTIUS Holdings, LLC.

Chairman Promerica Bank, since 2006.

Membership

Board member Mexico-American Opportunity Foundation, Los Angeles, since 1982, Rossi Youth Foundation, Los Angeles, since 1978. Fund committee member. Los Angeles Little Sisters, 1983.

Advisory member Hispanic Women's Council, Los Angeles, since 1982. Active member Industry Environmental Council, Sacramento. Member of RecyCal (finance chair), California-Nevada Soft Drink Association, International Association Business Communicators.

Connections

Married Raphael Raymond Sweet, February 7, 1981. Children: Rafael, Francesca, Antonio.

father:
Rafael Quintero Contreras

mother:
Maria Guadalupe (Torres) Contreras

spouse:
Raphael Raymond Sweet

children:
Rafael Contreras-Sweet

Francesca Contreras-Sweet

Antonio Contreras-Sweet