Recognizing Fathers and Business  Men in our Community



Alex Rodriguez

Proud father of Emi Sofia Rodriguez, 9 years old.  4th Grader at St. Cyril School.  Married to Claudia Araiza Rodriguez.
First of ten children to go to college!  I am the youngest of them all.  Now we have many nephews and nieces who graduated or are college bound.

Harvard graduate
U of A graduate
New Mexico Military Institute graduate
US Army Captain, service in war-torn Bosnia
Presidential Management Fellow at the Pentagon
President of the TUSD School Board
Amazon Best-selling co-author

Current Vice President of Arizona Technology Council.
 

Dr. Eric Cornidez

Dr. Eric Cornidez received his medical degree from Stanford University and completed his subspecialty training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic.  He is co-owning Tucson"s largest and most reputable Pain Management practice, the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona.  In efforts of continuing to build on this successful practice, he is returning to graduate school to earn his MBA from the University of Arizona.  

 Dr. Corrnidez enjoys his free time with his lovely wife, Ariana and three beautiful children Madeleine (4), Eric (3), and Camila (1). They are looking forward to expecting their fourth child in a few months!  

 Dr. Cornidez is also very involved in the community.  He serves on the executive board of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well on the Southern Arizona Board of Ambassadors of Make-A-Wish Foundation.  He hosts a weekly men"s bible study and is heavily involved with his parish, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. 

 

Ken Kwilosz Jr.

Ken Kwilosz Jr has been an employee with Lotus Corporation for twelve years. His first six years with the company were with the Lotus Television Division, where he launched a new Spanish television station in Phoenix in 2005 and still oversees the Phoenix operation as its General Manager. Ken was also responsible for Lotus TV stations in Houston, Texas and Tampa, Florida. Ken moved into the Lotus Radio Division in 2011 as the Director of Sales at the Tucson radio properties.  In July, 2014, Ken was promoted to General Manager of the four Tucson Lotus radio stations. He also serves on three boards in Tucson. Boys and Girls Club, Arizona Bowl Advisory Board and The American Heart and Stoke Board.  Ken graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1985 from Northern Arizona University. His family is his greatest gift. Ken and his wife, Suzie, have three incredible boys, Tres, Nick and Matt.

 

Marcos Moreno.

Retired Army Staff SGT Marcos E. Moreno has 17 years teaching to youth and families from around the state on the importance of a Drug-Free Life.  He is now the Youth Minister at Most Holy Trinity Church where he tells his youth: "Come as you are!" he is also a full time employee of the University of Arizona. 

Marcos still believes in FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT, as he continues to be an advocate for the citizens of Tucson on issues that actually really matter!!  Marcos is a proud product of South Tucson and Pueblo High School, class of 1986.  Being a Father is JOB #1, he raises his three children along with his wife Margaret Hoyos-Moreno with a clear and strong understanding;  Be the best you can be at everything you do, learn from your mistakes, be nice,  give respect 119% of the time, and most importantly thank GOD daily!!

 

Rigoberto Lopez.

Mejor conocido como "Rigo"; quien es originario de San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.  En 1985 emigro con su familia a la ciudad de Tucson, AZ., e inicio trabajando en restaurantes, como lavador de platos y después llegó a ser manejador. En febrero del año 2000, adquirió la aventura más importante de su vida el ser propietario del famoso restaurant: Rigos Mexican Restaurant; ubicado en la 4th Avenida, el cual se ha caracterizado por su famosa y deliciosa comida tradicional mexicana. En el 2011, se expandieron hacia una nueva área en Oracle Rd., con una segunda ubicación. Hasta el día de hoy los dos restaurantes han sido visitados por famosos políticos, líderes en la comunidad y las familias de Tucson, quienes se deleitan con los deliciosos platillos y el buffet diario, a cualquier hora del día, que le da la opción a los clientes de pedir del menú o comer del delicioso bufete.

Rigoberto, siempre ha apoyado a la comunidad de diferentes maneras, habiendo recibidos numerosos reconocimientos, por nombrar algunos: LULAC Presidential Award, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Consulado de Mexico, Ciudad de Tucson, ¡entre otro más!

Rigoberto, está orgulloso de sus dos hijas, Mayra y Lizeth; Mayra, quien se graduó en administración de negocios en la Universidad de Arizona. Lizeth, también graduada en Justicia Criminal de la Universidad del Norte de Arizona. Ambas, están involucradas en la operación y desarrollo de los negocios quienes junto con su madre Maria y Rigoberto han logrado crecer y establecer el nombre de Rigo"s Mexican Restaurant y a la vez el poder darle empleo a muchas personas en la comunidad.

 


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