Not Even GOD himself

Not Even GOD himself

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Re: [Corpus Christi Caller Times] Remember the Cucuy vs Two Fer adversarial rel...

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David Damian Figueroa

David Damian Figueroa

Associate State Director, Los Angeles County at AARP California

Greater Los Angeles Area

  • City of Los Angeles Commissioner at Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)
  • Associate State Director, Los Angeles County at AARP California
  • Consultant/Producer, Live Events at LIVE EVENTS (Partial List)
  • Director of Public Relations and Creative Marketing at MALDEF-Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund
  • Consultant, Entertainment & Media Relations at U.S. / Latin International (Self-employed)
  • Yuma High School
  • Lamson Business College, Tucson, AZ
  • Up With People
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David Damian Figueroa's Summary

As Associate State Director of Los Angeles County for AARP California, I oversee the implementation of social campaigns, membership development, and member value. Establish and strengthen alliances with community partners and leaders. My experience with the Latino segment of the population, community leaders, corporations, service providers, and community based organizations has given me a unique in-depth knowledge of the market. Collaborate on AARP Segunda Juventud Magazine as Special/ Celebrity Editor securing covers such as Eva Longoria, José José, Dolores Huerta, Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, and Edward James Olmos. AARP Segunda Juventud Magazine has helped significantly increase Latino membership at AARP.

(2004) Acting Manager, Hispanic/Latino Membership for AARP national. Managed day-to-day national activities for Hispanic/Latino Membership as related to issues and state-wide AARP activities. Developed, implemented, and monitor association-wide Hispanic/Latino membership and strategies increasing membership. Responsible for overall Latino/Hispanic branding of AARP utilizing media buys, advertising, strategic sponsorships/partnerships, conferences, , concerts and celebrity endorsements.

At MALDEF, I served as Director of Public Relations/Creative Marketing. Developed and implemented national fundraising events and benefits for this national social justice organization. Collaborated with MALDEF's litigation, communications, development and community education departments, and the president & general counsel. Produced public service announcements (PSA) for radio, television and print. Organized press conferences and responsible for increasing awareness of organization.

Independent entertainment/media relations conusltant (U.S. / LATIN INTERNATIONAL), I was contracted to work with clients such as Boyz II Men, Jose Jose, Johnny Canales, India, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Arista Latin, MCA Polygram, BMI Latin, and Motown Latino.

David Damian Figueroa's Specialties:

Social, issue, Hispanic, and entertainment marketing campaigns, negotiations for celebrity endorsements, government liaison, branding, celebrity and issue/organization partnerships. Volunteer management and member engagement.

David Damian Figueroa's Experience

  • City of Los Angeles Commissioner

    Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

    (Non-Profit; 51-200 employees; Non-Profit Organization Management industry)

    April 2008Present (2 months)

    Appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to serve as Commissioner of Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). Volunteer Position.

  • Associate State Director, Los Angeles County

    AARP California

    (Non-Profit Organization Management industry)

    2002Present (6 years)

  • Consultant/Producer, Live Events

    LIVE EVENTS (Partial List)

    (Entertainment industry)

    19982007 (9 years)


    •John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award Reception (Caroline Kennedy) / Los Angeles
    •Boyz II Men's World Evolution Tour Press Conference / West Hollywood
    •Tito Puente's 50 Years of Swing / West Hollywood
    •Jose Jose's 35th Musical Anniversary / Miami
    •BMI Latin Music Awards, 1999 / Miami
    •BMI Latin Music Awards, 2000 / Beverly Hills
    •Midsummer's Night's Magic with Magic Johnson / Sony Studios, Culver City
    •MALDEF Awards (President of Mexico Vicente Fox) / Los Angeles
    •AARP's Super Site at Fiesta Broadway, 2002 and 2003 / Los Angeles
    •AARP's Bailando Por Su Salud / Pasadena 2004
    •Dolores Huerta's 75th Birthday Celebration / Pasadena
    •Carlos Santana Benefit Concert /The Dolores Huerta Foundation / Universal City
    •ALMA AWARDS / Los Angeles
    •Tony Bennett "The Best Is Yet To Come" / AARP Tour, Los Angeles

  • Director of Public Relations and Creative Marketing

    MALDEF-Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund

    (Non-Profit; 51-200 employees; Non-Profit Organization Management industry)

    19982001 (3 years)

    Previous Title: Communications Manager

  • Consultant, Entertainment & Media Relations

    U.S. / Latin International (Self-employed)

    (Self-Employed; 1-10 employees; Entertainment industry)

    January 1993November 1998 (5 years 11 months)

    Past Personal Publicist to: Johnny Canales, Jose Jose, Jose Luis Orozco (partial list)

    Entertainment & Media Relations Conusltant : Boyz II Men, Jose Jose, Johnny Canales, RMM Records (India, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony), Arista Latin, Thirdstone Atlantic MCA Polygram, BMI Latin Awards, and Motown Latino.

    Video Productions: Associate Producer (list available upon request)

    Musical Recordings: Co-Executive Producer (available upon request)

Additional Information

David Damian Figueroa's Websites:

David Damian Figueroa's Interests:

Chicano Art Collecting, Singing, Hiking, Philanthropy, Volunteering

David Damian Figueroa's Groups:

AARP, AARP California, The Dolores Huerta Foundation, The Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, AltaMed Health Services, NCLR, Getty House Foundation (Former Board Member), MALDEF, Lambda Legal, KCET-PBS (former advisory board), Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero (former board member), Familia Unida Livng with M.S. (former board member), Up With People,, BMI Latin, RMM Records,

David Damian Figueroa's Honors:

*President's Volunteer Service Award, 2008
*Culture, Commerce, and Community Award, Pasadena Playhouse District, 2004
*Founders Award, Familia Unida Living with Multiple Sclerosis, 2003
*Finished LA Marathon 1989.
*Desert Princess World Biathlon "Run-Bike-Run" (third place/combined age), 1988
*Grand Finalist (male vocalist) Buscando Estrellas (Star Search) 1990
*Up With People, 1981 Tour

David Damian Figueroa's Contact Settings

Interested In:

  • career opportunities
  • consulting offers
  • new ventures
  • job inquiries
  • expertise requests
  • business deals
  • reference requests
  • getting back in touch

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM, Figueroa, David <> wrote:
Hello Jaime:
Please remove me from your email group list.
Many thanks,
David Damian

From: Jaime Kenedeno []
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:06 AM
To:; Rene Rodriguez
Subject: Fwd: [Corpus Christi Caller Times] Remember the Cucuy vs Two Fer adversarial rel...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Remember the Cucuy vs Two Fer adversarial relationship and how the perpetuated is perpetuated


A few observations before we dig in:

Remember the Cucuy vs Two Fer adversarial relationship and how the perpetuated is perpetuated; carried out with the Police Union as the activating medium, a means to an end if you are Rene Rodriguez.

Remember when the CCCT printed the Capelo Transcript with TWO FER asking the questions?
Q: Do you know, sir, whether or not you aided and -- you were aided and abetted by Rene Rodriguez in depriving Citgo of its honest service of its lawyer -- you, sir, whether you sold out -- you sold out to Rene Rodriguez?

A I did not.

Q You did not sell out. Have you ever heard the word in Spanish called "Vendido", V-E-N-D-I-D-O?

A Yes, I have.

Q And that's what you are, right, sir, a "Vendido"?

A No, I think that was -- the term was used for you and your family during the senatorial race.

Q Yes, sir. Yes, sir. That's what you are, right?

A No, that's not.

Q Yes, sir.

A I think that's one of the reasons why you're so upset.

Q I'm upset because I cannot stand a corrupt lawyer like you, sir.

Another intangible that undoubtedly figures in, is the position of Commander David Torres and the position he took questioning the integrity of some of his superiors and subjective investigations within the department; "In his suit, CCPD Commander David Torres claims he was the victim of retaliation after he raised questions about some investigations and some actions by his superiors".
Commander Torres says his problems began with the investigation into allegations that some officers were using their position to buy vehicles out of the impound lot. He claims he began looking into those allegations, and for his trouble, he ended up being named a suspect.
From outside the arena and upon watching and listening to Commander Torres, it appears he has not a conflict with the impound lot players as he is most troubled over the actions by his superiors.

No doubt, one of the Officers caught up in the impound lot overstep is a very charismatic and influential leader within the rank and file. No doubt Bryan Smith would breath easier with the threat removed. Commander Torres is the scapegoat here in this scenario. Who wanted the charismatic officer gone more, Torres or Chief Smith?

Now, with Celis, (and I dont give a damn about defending him, he is a big boy and can take care of himself); with Cucuy YANQUI'ing Celis, it is about bringing in the DRAMA factor, the intrigue and following the path to strongarm and dismember our Nueces Democratic Party so as to hijack & control a ready made party structure for themselves. So by bringing in Celis he helps the Republican ticket or so they believe. It is truly "whore-iffic" when one YANQUIS his own Culture worse than the MAN himself. Rene Rodriguez, Terry Shamsie, Jaime Capelo, and the like are aligned for the time being with the Mamons De La Solomons.

Last night after the 10 o'clock news we received several calls, some of our community leaders and from both sides of the aisle. Only one went on the record, American GI Forum Joe A Ortiz reasoned it out this way, he said it was wrong to drag Celis back out in the public eye! why did he do it he didnt need to do that?

In my response to Joe My feelings for Mr Celis and his SNAFU are far outweighed by the community's good and I was not going to defend him because we (@Los Kenedenos) had already given him the opportunity to shelter underneath our umbrella. So anyway, Joe says to me it is not about defending Celis (he is a big boy) it is just how Cucuy used one of his own culture to disparage and create a circus like atmosphere. I concur in that from a Civil Rights POV and with the progress we work so hard to exemplify Rene went out and did the very thing we ask everyone else to refrain from; he YANQUI'D another Mejicano and in doing so strikes a blow to our Nueces Democratic Party and possibly touching the run for the oval office. It is OK if that is how you want it to be>>>>>> YOU GOT IT,....... TAKE IT AWAY........ ESSO>>>>>>>>>

Oh yes, and for the record the publication cited by KIII news is not where this info originated, YOURS TRULY put it in writing over the last 2 1/2 years. Those guys like to use our stuff as their own in a futile attempt to feed their lacking self confidence. I have tried to read it but, there is no punch, no faith and definitely, no spirit.

Posted by Jaime Kenedeño

Kenedeño & Associates