LTA to welcome 2 new board members

Posted on Jan 14 2021


The Latte Training Academy Inc. will welcome two new members of its board of directors to start 2021.

The organization, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization, will add Alexis Hofschneider and Kimberly Camacho to its board, filling the vacancy left from the departure of Ed Arriola Jr. and Jeremy Sasamoto. Juan-Carlos Benitez will retain his post on the board.

“We are thrilled to add two of the CNMI’s emerging young professionals as part of our organization’s board. …In keeping with our commitment to focus on the development of the Marianas, the addition of Mrs. Alexis Hofschneider as a board member, will allow the organization to focus on meeting the workforce needs beyond the island of Saipan. Understanding that the economic and workforce landscapes [on] Saipan, Tinian, and Rota are unique to each island, the Latte Training Academy is focused on meeting those specific needs and expanding our services to our brothers and sisters [on] Tinian and Rota. We are equally excited to welcome Ms. Kimberly Camacho to our team. Ms. Camacho currently serves as the office manager for ARI, Ltd., which is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business. Prior to her current role, Ms. Camacho worked with First Hawaiian Bank and is an aspiring educator,” said Arriola.

While Arriola will no longer serve as a member of the organization’s board, he will continue to support the organization with a transition into a role focused on LTA’s industry development efforts. For his part, Sasamoto will be pursuing additional growth opportunities beyond the CNMI. Both Arriola and Sasamoto have served two separate terms as board members and are responsible for the development of the organization over six years.

“…Arriola was critical to the success of the development and launching of the CNMI’s cybersecurity program in partnership with InteliSecure, Inc. Under his leadership, this industry partnership was responsible for launching the region’s first Security Operations Center, creating new employment opportunities for the community at time when the economy was contracting due to the pandemic. We look forward to Mr. Arriola’s contribution to expanding this program, bringing more industry opportunities to the community. …Sasamoto [is] a founding member of the organization and has poured in countless hours into developing the organization. We certainly appreciate his vision and effort and we are certain that he will always be a part of the LTA family,” said LTA president Juan-Carlos Benitez.

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