The NMI Council for the Humanities elected Joann T. Aquino and Richard D. Moreno to its Board of Directors during a quarterly meeting held last week.
Aquino holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Guam. She currently serves as the director of Little Darlings Early Childhood and Respite, Inc. where she is responsible for program leadership, quality control, health and safety, and fiscal management for three daycare centers.
Aquino is a member of a variety of community and professional organizations including the CNMI Council on Developmental Disabilities, the CNMI Autism Society, and the Child Welfare League of America.
Moreno is a business development and asset manager for Bridge Capital, LLC, an international lending and real estate development company. Moreno holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University.
Prior to moving to Saipan, Moreno practiced law in Louisiana and served as a member of the Louisiana State Law Institute and the Lease Law Revision Committee. Moreno also clerked for federal judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Aquino and Moreno will serve three-year terms. They replace Delegate Gregorio C. “Kilili” Sablan and Herman “Jun Pan” T. Guerrero who departed from the board earlier this year. Sablan resigned from the board to assume his official duties as a member of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., while Guerrero recently finished his second three-year board term.
The Humanities Council's Board consists of 13 members, three of which are gubernatorial appointees. It is responsible for overseeing the council's staff and programs. For more information about the council and its programs, visit the council's website at www.nmihumanities.org. (PR)