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July 2017 / Advancing education

CoNecs North America recently launched a PR-Social Media Campaign for Achieve60AZ, in an effort to support the goal of having 60 percent of Arizonans to move beyond high school to college, career training or university degrees. This initiative, supported by more than 60 statewide organizations, puts the state on a path to prosperity. Learn more at Achieve60AZ.com

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JuLY 2017

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has major implications for Arizona’s economy, with NAFTA partners Mexico and Canada being the state’s top trade partners. Molera Alvarez V.P. of Global Affairs and General Counsel James Ahlers appeared on Arizona Horizon in July to discuss the recently released NAFTA renegotiation objectives of the Unites States Trade Representative.  James addressed the necessary modernization of NAFTA with respect to intellectual property provisions, misconceptions about the trade deficit, and the importance of the broader U.S. relationship with its neighboring countries.


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    PR for NCLR National Convention
    June 2017

    CoNecs North America is pleased to be the agency of record for NCLR, the nation's largest Latino civil rights and public policy advocacy group, on public and community relations leading up to and during their national convention in Phoenix. This year marked the organization's 49th anniversary and return to Phoenix. More than 5,000 people came to the Phoenix Convention Center with major brands represented as sponsors.

    CoNecs North America was pleased to support NCLR in coordinating local, national and international media on all activities, speakers and events including their rebrand to UNIDOS US.  



    CoNecs People On the Move
    May 2017

    It has been a busy month at CoNecs North America. Here is the latest staff news:

    • Jaime Molera, Partner, was recently named one of the top go-to people for education in Arizona by the Phoenix Business Journal.
    • Lorna Romero, Vice President of Public Relations and Policy, was recently named to the Board of Directors for Teach for America.
    • Lisa Urias, Managing Partner, was recently appointed to the boards of both Greater Phoenix Leadership and National Bank of Arizona.
    • Ruben Alvarez, Partner, conducted another successful trade mission to Mexico with the CoNecs North America political lobbying arm of Molera Alvarez. The work of the team in Mexico continues to support the importance of NAFTA and Arizona's largest trading partner.
    • CoNecs welcomes Ana Pereira as the new Vice President of Account Services to the team. Ana, a former public relations professional for U.S. Senator John McCain, is a wonderful addition to the team. Welcome Ana!

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