Legislature Recognizes Lou Leon Guerrero as Guam Executive of the Year

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Guam – The 31st Guam Legislature presented former Senator Lou Leon Guerrero with Resolution No. 33-31 (LS), recognizing her accomplishment of being named the 2010 Executive of the Year.

Leon Guerrero was recipient of the award from Guam Business Magazine, who selects an annual winner from amongst Guam’s executive level business leaders. Resolution 33, authored by Senator Rory J. Respicio and co-sponsored by all senators, gives a history of the former senator’s many
accomplishments over the course of her professional career, including her non-profit work and five terms as a senator of the Guam Legislature.

The former senator is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Guam, where she also serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Leon Guerrero also sits on the board of several prestigious organizations, including GTA Teleguam, Ayuda Foundation, Guampedia, the Guam
Chamber of Commerce, the Pacific Youth Center, Guam Humanities Council, and until recently, the Guam Memorial Hospital.

During yesterday’s presentation, Senator Respicio took advantage of the opportunity to thank Leon Guerrero for her service to the Guam Memorial Hospital, particularly for the work she and her former colleagues did to help the hospital receive federal accreditation for the first time in thirty years.
“Senator Lou has always been so dedicated to the people of Guam and she deserved to be recognized, not only for being named 2010 Executive of the Year, but for her service to our community, and for the work she has done to improve our island’s only public hospital,” said Respicio, “It is very unfortunate that the governor has decided their services are no longer needed.”

Earlier this week, Respicio and all eight other Democrat senators introduced Bill No. 83-31(LS) relative to increasing the transparency of the hospital’s finances. In an earlier release, Respicio stated, “The Democrats are extremely concerned about Gov. Calvo’s recent action to invoke his Organic Act
Authority to take control over our Island’s only civilian hospital. It just doesn’t make sense to remove a board and a management team, which we recognized together with the professional, dedicated and competent hospital staff, for obtaining GMH’s accreditation.

This decision is purely political, so we moved for the swift introduction of Bill 83 to remove any motivations whatsoever and provide for greater transparency and accountability of all receivables, payments and billings owed to GMH.”