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Mayor-elect of Ponce completes Transition Committee


Dr. Irizarry Pabón has scheduled a meeting with María “Mayita” Meléndez, which should take place on Wednesday.

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PONCE – The elected mayor of Ponce, Dr. Luis Irizarry Pabón reported on Tuesday that the Transition Committee completed.

“Our team is already complete. They are trained professionals and experts in the different areas of competence. Ponceños willing to offer their time and skills to ensure that there is an efficient transition, in which we manage to break down the fiscal, administrative and other important areas ”, indicated Dr. Irizarry Pabón in written communication.

On November 6, Irizarry Pabón introduced the lawyer Rolando Emmanuelli Jiménez, JD, LLM, JSD; to the Human Resources specialist Mayra López Álvarez and the graduate and professor Javier Echevarría, as the people in charge of the Transition Committee.

Now, they are joined by Lindsay López Murillo, who was appointed as executive director of the Transition Committee. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Cum Laude; a Juris Doctor from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico; Cum Laude and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, with honors.

López Murillo has been admitted to the practice of the legal profession for five years. She is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and certified as a Dispute Mediator.

She served as Legal Advisor of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico for the Mayagüez and Arecibo Campuses, as Special Assistant to the Rector of Mayagüez and as a lecturer at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Later, he served as Manager of the 2017 Hurricane Survivors Support Project of Legal Services of Puerto Rico.

For her part, Rebeca Ramos Franceschini is also part of the Transition Committee. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Studies and is also a licensed attorney.

Ramos Franceschini was secretary of the Municipal Legislature of Ponce. Subsequently, he has worked in private companies, in the areas of compliance and projects with federal funds. He also worked as a special assistant to the Director of Emergency Management on matters related to FEMA funds, and with the Office of the Governor’s Representative to FEMA (GAR).

In addition, the lawyer Juan Bigas is integrated, who has more than 20 years of experience working on financial restructuring cases. And Francisco Cervoni Hernández, with more than 30 years of experience in filing Bankruptcy Law cases. Accountants Carlos Báez and Mario Silvagnoli, who have experience in transition processes. Silvagnoli established a CPA firm in 2007.

The team is joined by the historian and archivist, Heidi Dylan, former director of the Cultural Development office of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce, former member of the Board of the Puerto Rican Endowment for the Humanities, professor at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. She is currently an advisor to various federal agencies on historic preservation matters, with a certification from the United States Secretary of the Interior in that area.

Also part of the Committee is Jean Paul González Santini, a young businessman with experience in managing technology projects. He has vast experience in artificial intelligence programming and management of integrated information systems. González Santini has an academic preparation at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico with a BBA degree, concentration in International Business.

Dr. Irizarry Pabón has scheduled a meeting with María “Mayita” Meléndez, which should take place on Wednesday. It is expected that this week it will be possible to coordinate the start of the works and the supply of documents that are essential for the process.



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