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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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

Rafael Quintero Contreras

Maria Guadalupe (Torres) Contreras

Raphael Raymond Sweet

Rafael Contreras-Sweet

Francesca Contreras-Sweet

Antonio Contreras-Sweet