Letter to the editor in support of Hector Arzeno for State Rep 151st district from Priscilla Almodovar
The 151st District is incredibly fortunate to have the privilege to vote for Hector Arzeno this November.
I met Hector almost three decades ago. Back then, I was a young corporate lawyer at a major global law firm. Hector was a highly respected senior executive at a very important client.
Over the years, I worked closely with Hector and his entire team on multiple corporate finance and business transactions. I credit much of my successful legal career to the opportunity Hector created for me. Back in the 1990s, it was uncommon for a young woman to lead on complex corporate transactions. I still remember that afternoon, in 1994, being one of only two women in a conference room full of male corporate executives and investment bankers in dark suits in the middle of a tense negotiation. All heads turned to me, when Hector asked, “Priscilla, what do you think?” With that one simple question, Hector validated me and my work. Since Hector valued what I had to say, everyone felt then they must, too.
That is Hector. He creates opportunity for all people. He treats everyone equally and with respect. He brings people together. He listens. He leads in a confident friendly way. I went on to become the youngest partner at my law firm, thanks to the platform and visibility Hector gave me.
There are so many other reasons why the 151st District should vote for Hector. He understands the importance of small businesses and their contributions to a local economy. He cares about the environment. He is a family man (and a proud grandfather!) and a loyal friend. He brings an abundance of youthful energy, optimism and curiosity to everything in his life. He will bring his many years in business to serve the public – that means all of you. What good fortune for Greenwich – you couldn’t ask for a better public servant.
Priscilla Almodovar, Former White & Case LLP Partner, Former JPMorgan Chase Managing Director, Current CEO, Enterprise Community Partners
Editor’s note: Letters to the Editor in support of local candidates in the Nov 3, 2020 election may be submitted to [email protected] for consideration beginning July 15 and with a hard deadline of Oct 26, 2020 at noon.