Guam Business Magazine Executive of the Year Initiative donates $20,500

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Shown at the first of two check presentations in Guam for the Guam Business Magazine Executive of the Year New Year, New Hope Initiative on Jan. 26 at The Tsubaki Tower are (from left) Marilou Dimalanta, senior manager for Calvo’s SelectCare; Marcos Fong, CEO, Foremost Foods Inc.; Jerrold C. Johnson, president, Hawaiian Rock Products and 2012 Executive of the Year; Milton K. Morinaga, adviser to P.H.R. Micronesia Inc.; Joey Crisostomo, president of Cars Plus and 2004 Executive of the Year; Jimmy T.C. Hau, president of Mobil Oil Guam Inc.; Maureen N. Maratita, publisher of Guam Business Magazine; Jay R. Shedd, senior director for sales, marketing and customer service at IT&E and 2011 Executive of the Year; Jennifer C. Camacho, senior vice president at Cars Plus and chairwoman of Make-a-Wish Guam & CNMI; George Chiu, executive vice president of Tan Holdings and 2013 Executive of the Year; Lt. Governor Joshua F. Tenorio; Joseph “Jerry: Kramer, CEO of Pacific International Inc. and 2004 Executive of the Year; Ramona Jones, CEO of Jones & Guerrero Co. Inc.; Katherine R. Calvo, CEO of Payless Markets Inc.; Leonard Kaae Jr., head despatcher at Black Construction Corp.; and Marilyn R. Borja, executive vice president, DOCOMO Pacific Inc.

The Guam Business Magazine’s Executive of the Year New Year, New Hope Initiative today made donations in Guam and Saipan to five deserving non-profit organizations. Each of them received $4,100.

The organizations receiving donations are:

 Make-a-Wish Guam & CNMI
 Salvation Army – Guam Corps
 Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association
 American Red Cross Northern Marianas
 Salvation Army – Saipan Corps

Maureen N. Maratita, Publisher of Guam Business Magazine, said, “We know
how hard times are for these wonderful organizations, and we hope these donations will help them in the work that they do in our islands.”

The Initiative was supported by the Executives of the Year, and several prominent
companies in the Mariana Islands, which chose the non-profits receiving donations.
Maratita said, “These leaders and organizations have made this unique Initiative
possible by their swift response. The magazine was unable to host a gala this year, but
through their support the program can still make a positive contribution in 2021.”

At the Guam check presentations, Christine S. Calvo, chairwoman of the Guam
Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association talked about the many volunteer board
members who make the GMHVA’s work possible.

Jennifer C. Camacho, senior vice president of Cars Plus and chairwoman of the board of Make-a-Wish, said there are six children currently waiting to take Wish trips. CJ Urquico, public relations and development coordinator of the Salvation Army’s Guam Corps said the Salvation Army continues to feed residents daily.

In Saipan, Pastor Wayne Gillespie of the Salvation Army Saipan Corps said, “I know that a lot of people worked hard under extremely challenging conditions, economic
conditions, to put these donations together so to everyone who worked so hard to
contribute and donate, thank you very much.”

John Hirsh of the American Red Cross of the Northern Mariana Islands said that the organization relies 100% on and appreciates donations. Jay Santos, Make-a-Wish board member said, “Any funds raised here in the CNMI and Guam stay here.”

The donations were made possible by: P.H.R. Ken Micronesia; Mobil Oil Guam and Mobil Oil Mariana Islands; DOCOMO PACIFIC Inc.; Jones & Guerrero; PMC Enterprises Inc. (which does business as Pay-less Supermarkets); Calvo’s Insurance Underwriters; Joey Crisostomo, 2004 Executive of the Year and Cars Plus; Joseph “Jerry” Kramer, 2004 Executive of the Year and Pacific International Inc.; Jay R. Shedd, 2011 Executive of the Year and IT&E; David M. Sablan, 2005 Executive of the Year, Jerry Tan, 2009 Executive of the Year, George Chiu, 2013 Executive of the Year and Tan Holdings; Leonard K. Kaae Sr., 2017 Executive of the Year, Black Construction Corp. and Black Micro Corp.; Foremost Foods Inc.; Annmarie T. Muna, 2019 Executive of the Year and AM Insurance; Robert H. Jones, 1983 Executive of the Year, Jeffrey B. Jones, 2015 Executive of the Year and Triple J Enterprises; GTA; Philip J. Flores, 1985 Executive of the Year and BankPacific; Jerrold C. Johnson, 2012 Executive of the Year and Hawaiian Rock Products; APL; Antoinette D. Sanford, 1993 Executive of the Year and Sanford Technology Group; Landscape Management Services; and Pacific Federal Management.
Guam Business Magazine would also like to particularly thank the Andrea R. Ilao Foundation, which served as administrative partner for the Initiative; and the Tsubaki
Tower and Aqua Resort Club for hosting the check presentations.

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