Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Tuesday, September 21, 1999
Amy Jewett Sampson
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - Governor Bill Owens today announced the appointment of Karina Azanza as the new director of the Colorado-Mexico Trade Office, located in Guadalajara, Mexico. This announcement was made at a news conference attended by Governor Alberto Cárdenas Jimenez, Constitutional Governor of Jalisco.
"I am excited about the opportunities for increased trade relations with Mexico, especially in Guadalajara, which is known as the Silicon Valley of Mexico," said Governor Owens, who has made high-technology issues a key focus of his administration. "I am confident that Karina's leadership will help better the commercial interests of Colorado industries choosing to do business in Mexico."
Karina Azanza is a native of Leon, Guanajuato, in Mexico, and is a former trade specialist with the Colorado-Mexico Trade Office. She has experience in the apparel industry in Mexico, working in the areas of international sales and management. Ms. Azanza has a bachelor's degree in International Business from the Universidad de Guanajuato and studied at the University of New Mexico.
The announcement was made on the final day of Governor Owens trade mission to Mexico. Owens met with Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo on Monday and has promoted Colorado agriculture, mining, and high-technology industries to Mexican officials and businesses during his visit.
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