Board of Directors

Latinos In Action’s Board of Directors is a distinguished group of community leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance steer the organization.

Jaime Alonso Zions Bank

Chair

 

Jaime serves as the Vice President and Hispanic/Latino Market Manager for Zions Bancorporation. His role is to develop marketing strategies, and enhance products and services for ethnic minority groups. He oversees 50 branches in Utah and Idaho within Zions Bank’s Diverse Markets. Jaime is also involved in managing events, and coaching and training managers, assistant managers, and community development bankers. Prior to working for Zions Bank for the past 6 years, Jaime worked for Wells Fargo bank for 5 years.

 

In addition to his work at Zions Bank, Jaime is very involved in his community. He has worked with the youth as a soccer coach, and has participated in other community boards, such as the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and Lions Club. Jaime received his Bachelors of Arts degree in International Business with a double Minor in Marketing and Spanish from Westminster College.

Jose Enriquez, PhD

Chair

 

Jose is an immigrant that was born in El Salvador and grew up in East L.A. He attributes much of his success to his hard working mother who sacrificed everything to give him and his siblings a better life. He graduated from John Glenn H.S. in L.A. with a full ride scholarship to wrestle at Brigham Young University where he obtained 3 degrees: BA in Secondary Education Spanish, Masters in Education, and a PhD in Education. His previous positions include; Director of Title III and Special Programs at the Utah State Office of Education, Director of Diversity for Alpine School District, served 11 years in both Alpine and Provo school districts as an Assistant Principal, and taught Spanish for 3 years prior to that. He was appointed as a commissioner on volunteerism by Lieutenant Governor Bell’s Utah Commission on Volunteers in 2010, and as a commissioner to the office Multicultural Affairs by Governor Herbert, 2012. Currently, Jose is living his dream as the full time Executive Director of Latinos in Action (LIA), a non-profit he built from the ground up since 2001, and which officially became a non-profit organization in 2010. LIA is currently implemented in 110 schools across Utah, Idaho, Washington, Texas, and Florida. LIA’s mission is to empower Latino youth to be college and career ready through culture, service, leadership, and excellence in education. Most recently, LIA was honored as a Bright Spot by the White House Center for Excellence in Hispanic Education. Jose is married to Jaymilyn Bonnett Enriquez and is the father of 5 children; 4 girls and one boy.

Andrew Stubbs, CPA Advanced CFO Solutions

Treasurer

 

Andrew Stubbs, a CPA, is a senior controller for Advanced CFO Solutions. Andrew provides services that include business valuations, financial statement preparation, budgeting, and financial projections for the clients he serves. Andrew specializes in helping businesses develop reliable, accurate, and timely financial statements. This includes implementing sound accounting processes and controls to ensure that clients receive the information necessary to assist in decision making, budget creation and accountability, forecasting and other essential business functions. Andrew began his career as a financial statement auditor for Ernst & Young. Since that time he has worked as an auditor, tax consultant and controller for numerous startup to mid-size companies. His diverse client base has provided Andrew with experience in many industries, including, construction, non-profit, real estate development, telecommunications, film production, wholesale/retail, manufacturing, MLM, and various others. Andrew received his Masters of Accounting degree from BYU’s Marriott School of Management. In addition to being a CPA, Andrew is a Certified Valuation Analyst which provides tremendous value to his clients.

Diana Kohler Corner

Canyon High School

 

Dina graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Utah. She interned at Odyssey House and was hired in 1994. She spent two years counseling patients and was the liaison between the education and therapeutic departments. After raising her 4 children, she pursued a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling at the University of Phoenix. She interned at Mount Jordan Middle School and Brighton High School and was hired in 2012 at Brighton High School. While at Brighton, she began her tenure on the Latinos In Action Board of Directors. She decided to move to Corner Canyon High School when it opened in the fall of 2013 and has loved the experience of opening a new school. In addition to serving as a counselor at Corner Canyon High, she is also the LIA advisor. Her interests include playing sports, watching sports, driving to and from her children’s many sporting activities, and maintaining a rich heritage of Mexican cooking.

M. Paige Benjamin

Attorney at M. Paige Benjamin Law

 

Paige Benjamin is a sole practitioner focusing on Immigration, Criminal Defense, and Family Law in Provo, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University Law School in 2002 where he was awarded the Faculty Award for Meritorious Achievement and Distinguished Service. He started his career as an attorney at the Esplin Weight law firm before moving into a solo practice in 2010. In addition to his law practice Paige has served as the Dance Director for the Luz de las Naciones presentation put on annually at the LDS Conference Center since 2010. He and his wife Dulce currently serve as the Alumni Directors for the Lamanite Generation / Living Legends BYU dance group. Paige also works with his wife and her Bailando Con El Corazon dance group that performs locally and internationally.