Melinda Guzman Moore entered private practice in
Sacramento in 1988. After becoming a partner at Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan, she joined Goldsberry, Freeman & Guzman in 1999, one year after the firmís founding. Ms. Guzman is also sole shareholder of Melinda Guzman Professional Corporation, a certified Woman and Hispanic owned law firm. Ms. Guzman's law practice focuses on representing private and non-profit corporations, foundations, media interests (radio, television and print media), venture and equity capital firms (in acquisitions, financing, and collections), insurance carriers, and other business interests. She is a proven litigator, an effective business negotiator and work-out counsel, and is highly regarded for her mediation skills. She is also a dedicated public servant with expertise in finance, higher education and business. She is a proven leader with a confirmed track record.
Ms. Guzman serves as a director for the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. She also served as a director of Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. from 2004-05. Ms. Guzman served as General Counsel of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation from 2004 - 2010. She also currently serves as General Counsel to the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Foundation. With over 22 years of work with chambers of commerce, Ms. Guzman is highly regarded for her work with small businesses to help grow and develop this important economic base. She is highly regarded for her work on governance issues and she is a noted speaker and trainer on the fiduciary duties of officers and directors of boards of directors.
Ms. Guzman was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for the California State University system (2004 - 2012). In 2003, she was appointed by Governor Gray Davis to serve as a member of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. She also served on the California Post Secondary Education Commission.
She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors; Sacramento County Bar Association; State Bar of California, and of countless business and community organization. She was recognized as the "Latina Leader of the Year" in 2011 by the Latino Journal Magazine, with the "Latina Leadership Award" by Latino Leaders magazine in 2008 and as one of The 100 Influentials by Hispanic Business magazine in 2004. She was honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners with the Luminary Award, by the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as its 1999 and 2005 Business Woman of the Year, by the Sacramento Business Journal as its Top "40 under 40"dynamic young achievers and by countless other organizations for her leadership in the Hispanic Community. She is a well respected business leader for her ethics and integrity and is recognized for creating and developing programs that promote education and business growth and development and for expertise in corporate governance and venture programs.
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University of California, Davis
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