— Julie Valadez, president and chief executive officer of the
Hispanic Collaborative Network and insurance associate at Thrivent
Financial, has been appointed to the Waukesha County Technical
College District Board, the school announced this week.
According to a press release, Valadez has consistently served the
Waukesha community as a nonprofit leader, with an emphasis in
helping women and minorities. She has served as board member of the
Young Nonprofit Professional Network, WGIRLS and Blair Elementary
School PTO; programs committee member of the Waukesha Women’s
Center; and advisory committee member of La Casa de Esperanza among
Valadez has also supported WCTC through her work on Cesar Chavez and
Martin Luther King Jr. events, financial literacy instruction
through the Multicultural Leadership Academy, and registering the
Hispanic Collaborative Network as an internship resource.
“I have been passionate to support WCTC, particularly because I
believe strongly in the importance of the education that a technical
school provides,” said Valadez. Her three-year term runs through
June 2022. She represents the additional member category. Board
members David Lancaster, executive vice president-employee benefits
at R& R insurance, and Courtney Parkhurst, special agent with the
Wisconsin Department of Justice, were also reappointed to the WCTC
District Board for a three-year term ending June 2022. Both
represent the employer category.