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Sonia Montano

Board Director

Sonia is a native Peruvian with 25+ years of experience as the Vice President of Montano Wood Care. She is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the business, as well as developing and maintaining partnerships in various local organizations. Prior to establishing Montano Wood Care, Sonia was the owner and publisher of Nuestro Mundo newspaper. A monthly Spanish language newspaper that covered the New York Metro area, focusing on the local, regional and international news which related to Latin America.

Before, creating Nuestro Mundo, Sonia worked as an Account Executive for two well renowned Hispanic newspapers, El Diario La Prensa and Noticias Del Mundo. These newspapers communicated national and international news to the Hispanic community. Sonia was born and raised in Lima, Peru and was the youngest of 10 siblings. Always looking to excel, Sonia studied Business as well as the French and English language.

These studies helped her when she migrated to the United States as young women in her early 20s. Sonia’s ambition to succeed pushed her to continue studies in the United States and successfully obtain a Business degree. With the support of her husband and two boys, Sonia has had the opportunity to become a successful Chief Executive Officer (CEO) operating Montano Wood Care alongside her husband and joint owner.

Aleida Frederico

Aleida Frederico

Chair

Aleida Frederico is Senior Relationship Manager, Vice President, Westchester NY, Commercial Banking at TD Bank. In this role, she provides customized banking solutions for commercial, municipal, small business, education and not-for-profit institutions in New York. Alé joined TD Bank in 2005 and has 25 years of banking experience working in varied capacities with public sector customers, not-for-profits, commercial, small businesses and CRA/community development.

She has held various roles within TD Bank as a Senior Vice President – Team Leader, Government Banking and Business Development Officer. She has been a recipient of TD Bank’s CEO WOW! Leadership Award.

Appointed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo she serves on the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and is a Board member of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency (IDA). She is the Corporate Secretary of the Westchester County Association. Alé is a Board Member of White Plains Hospital Center and a Westchester Community College Foundation Board of Director.

She is Chair and a past President of the Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and a founding Board Member of 100 Hispanic Women Leaders – Westchester Chapter. She is a Board member of the United Way of Westchester & Putnam and a member of the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council. She was born in Placetas, Las Villas, Cuba.

Nelson Rivera

Nelson Rivera

Treasurer

As Director of Insurance Services, Nelson’s primary focus is working with financial advisors to develop strategies for clients that protect family assets, income, and lifestyle. Nelson specializes in providing independent reviews of a client’s existing coverage, working closely with advisors to analyze personal and employer-provided insurance coverage and subsequently make appropriate recommendations.

Nelson joined Clarfeld in 2003. A Certified Public Accountant, he is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He is also Treasurer for The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.He speaks Spanish fluently and moves with equal fluency, enjoying salsa dancing with his wife. They live in Rockland County, N.Y. with their three sons.

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