Former First Lady Awarded Guam’s 2015 Business Woman of the Year

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Eight nominees and only one has been named Guam’s 2015 Businesswoman of the Year award.    

Hagatna, Guam– First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine held the 10th Annual Businesswoman of the Year Gala on Sunday.  Congratulations to Joann Camacho who was presented the Maga’haga award and named the 2015 Businesswoman of the Year. She is the face of the cover of Guam Business Magazine’s September-October issue. 

Camacho is the director of market development for DFS Guam who helps the Guam Unique Merchandise and Art program promote Chamorro culture in their luxury retail setting.  She is also a member of the Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free organization, as well as an active member of various boards of directors, including the Tourism Education Council, the Guam Tourism Foundation, the Latte of Freedom, the Guam chapter of the American Red Cross and Guam Unique Merchandise and Art. 

In addition, the Gala will contribute all proceeds to students pursuing business and related degrees at the University of Guam, Guam Community College and Northern Marianas College.

See press release below for additional details.

 

 TUMON, Guam — Joann G. Camacho, director of market development for DFS Guam, was presented the Maga’håga award and named the 2015 First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine Businesswoman of the Year at the 10th Annual Businesswoman of the Year Gala on Sept. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Guam.
    Camacho was selected from eight nominees in this year’s program, which recognizes businesswomen who have made significant contributions to their industries and have demonstrated a strong commitment to their community. Her photo is featured on the cover of Guam Business Magazine’s September–October issue, which was released at the gala.
    Camacho has served as the director of market development for DFS Guam for the past three years. A 1974 graduate of Academy of Our Lady of Guam, Camacho received her bachelor’s degree in finance management from the University of San Francisco in 1978. Over the past year, she has helped DFS Guam grow the Guam Unique Merchandise and Art program to support local artists and cultural practitioners, helping to promote Chamorro culture and giving the artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their work in a luxury retail setting. 
 
    Camacho is a member of the Guam Visitors Bureau and the Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free organization, as well as an active member of various boards of directors, including the Tourism Education Council, the Guam Tourism Foundation, the Latte of Freedom, the Guam chapter of the American Red Cross and Guam Unique Merchandise and Art.
    Proceeds from the gala will fund scholarships for students pursuing business and related degrees at the University of Guam, Guam Community College and Northern Marianas College.
Camacho joins the previous Businesswoman of the Year Maga’håga award recipients, which are as follows: Shirley Ann T. Sablan, executive vice president and general manager of Pacifica Insurance Underwriters Inc. (2014); F. Marie Calvo-Monge, chief operating officer and executive producer of Pacific Telestations (2013); Mary P. Rhodes, president of the Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association and president of MARQ Consulting Services (2012); Joyce Q. Crisostomo, executive director of Cars Plus and president of Payless Car Rental (2011); Anna Wang Kao, founder and president of Genghis Khan Furniture Co. (2010); Lorraine S. Okada, president of Okada Managing Consulting Services (2009); Julienne Rose Perez Duenas, physical therapist, owner and clinical director of Sports, Orthopedic and Active Rehabilitation Inc. (2008); Christine Won Pat Baleto, general manager of Market Wholesale Distributors (2007); and Katherine C. Sgro, executive vice president and chairwoman of the board for Pay-Less Markets Inc. (2006).
    For more information, contact Joy White, assistant editor of Guam Business Magazine at (671) 649-0883 ext. 125 or assist_editor@glimpsesofguam.com or Lou Sanchez, sales and marketing manager for First Hawaiian Bank, at (671) 475-7853or lsanchez@fhb.com.
 
 
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