Arizona State University SkySong
1475 North Scottsdale Road (Building 3) Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm


Dynamic Workshops


Inspiring Speakers


Exclusive Participants


Recruiting companies

Meet our keynote speaker

Mr. John Ramirez

Mr. John Ramirez is a retired US Army Command Sergeant Major with over 27 years of military service. During his distinguished 27-year military career, Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Ramirez held numerous leadership positions. He also served as a committee member of the US Army’s Special Executive Review Board for the Center for Strategic Leadership, and in 2004, selected as one of the “Top Hispanic Leaders” in the Army. He is a graduate from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and recipient of the Sergeant Major of the Army William Bainbridge Ethics Award.

Mr. Ramirez has been a member of the University of Phoenix for over 14 years. He has held numerous positions that include Senior Operations Manager, Director of Operations, Associate Campus Director, and Vice President of External Military Relations. He is currently the Dean of Operations for the College of Doctoral Studies.

Mr. Ramirez earned his Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Master of Science and Administration of Justice and Security with a concentration in Global and Homeland Security from University of Phoenix. He is a life-long learner and has a passion for education.

Mr. Ramirez is the recipient of the Association of Latino Professionals For America’s (ALPFA) national 2017 Veteran of the Year Award and was the Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Phoenix Chapter of ALPFA in 2016 and 2017. Mr. Ramirez is also active with numerous groups including Council of Colleges and Military Educators, National Association of Institutions for Military Education Services, American Society for Industrial Security, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.

Mr. Ramirez has been married to his wife Sonya for 42 years. Together they have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.

Career Panelists


Ana Truchuelo
Associate Director, Internal Audit and Financial Advisory Solution at Protiviti

Diego Verdugo
Director of Business Development with Principal Global Investors

Carolina Ramirez
Senior Consultant in Cyber Security at KPMG


Registration Opens

Welcoming Remarks / General Session
Charlene Lawson – President, ALPFA Phoenix Chapter
Jorge Ortiz - President, ALPFA at Arizona State University
Damian Rivera – National CEO, ALPFA Inc.

Career Panel – My Journey
Moderator: Damian Rivera - National CEO, ALPFA Inc
Diego Verdugo - AccoPrincipal Financial
Ana Truchuelo – Protiviti
Carolina Ramirez - KPMG


Session 1: Tellig the story of "I" - Presented by Altria
Session 2: Building Your Personal Brand - Presented by Bloomberg


National Partner Video Presentation - Gif of Life, Joe Baldelomar Community Engagement Coordinator
Featured speaker: Mr. John Ramirez – US Army Command Sergeant
Ivana Martinez - President, University of Arizona

Session 3: Polaris - Discover Your Identity and Align Your Life With Purpose - Presented by The CIA
Session 4: Emotional Intelligence….What does that mean to me? - Presented by Moss Adams

Career Fair

7:30 am

8:30 am

9:00 am

10:15 am


11:45 am

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm

2:45 pm to 5:00 pm

We had a Fantastic time in Austin, see what our members had to say!

2019 Attending Recruiters

Gift of life

This event it's a fantastic opportunity to build your leadership skills, grow your network, and meet recruiters from Fortune 500 companies!

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