Houston Alumni Association Chapter Voting 2014
Ballot for Officer Elections
The Houston Chapter is pleased to present the following nominees for the positions of Vice President of Operations and Secretary. These officers shall serve two-year terms of office beginning on September 1, 2014 and ending on August 30, 2016. Per Alumni Chapter bylaws, voting is open to currently active Houston Alumni. Currently active membership is contingent upon being up-to-date on membership dues with the UTEP Alumni Association. For more details on elections, please consult the bylaws available online at www.alumni.utep.edu/houston.
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Vice-President of Operations
The Vice-President of Operations shall be the chief operations officer of the Chapter and shall in general handle the day-to-day operations of the Chapter. This individual shall serve in the primary role of responsibility for the areas of membership, nominations and elections, and regular and special meetings of the membership. The nominee is:
Erika M. Anchondo
B.A. – Organizational and Corporate Communication 2009
M. Ed. – Higher Education Administration 2011
Erika is currently the Assistant Events Manager for the marketing department of Houston Methodist Hospital; she is responsible for managing and coordinating internal and external events for the marketing team. Before her time at Houston Methodist, she was the Event Services Coordinator at The University of Texas at El Paso, where she oversaw Union Programs and was responsible for the rebranding of three programs. During her time as a Miner, Erika was a Senator for the Student Government Association and Vice President for the Student Alumni Association. She hopes to continue giving back to the University by being an active member of the Houston Alumni Chapter.
The Secretary shall be the chief records officer of the Chapter and shall in general handle the creation, distribution, and maintenance of records of the Chapter. This individual shall serve in the primary role of responsibility for the creation, distribution, and maintenance of records including committee reports, decisions, meeting minutes, resolutions, and rosters, and votes. This individual is also responsible for the creation, distribution, and maintenance of material or stock items such as envelopes, letterhead, name tags, sign-in sheets, etc. The nominee is:
Luis Miguel “Mickey” Montalvo
B.S. – Computer Science 2007
Luis is a Deputy Facility Project Manager (FPM) for User Apps with Lockheed Martin. As a FPM he is responsible for schedule, budget, and content of numerous projects that support NASA’s Mission Operations Directorate. Prior to his posting at Lockheed Martin, he worked at United Space Alliance as a Dynamic Object Generator doing analysis and definition of payload orientation for Space Station Training Facility (SSTF) Training Load Software and later advanced to become a SSTF Flight Lead. Luis is an El Paso native and one of four children. His father works for El Paso Electric Co. and his mother is a retired Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher from Ft. Bliss Elementary. While at UTEP he was part of several student organizations and honor societies including Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES), and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Outside of work his hobbies include working out, running, reading, art, music, and gadgets. Luis wants to get involved as an officer for the Houston Alumni Chapter to give back and help those coming up from behind.