Our Mission

MABPA: Prioritizing access, advocacy and prosperity for all San Diego Communities.

MABPA’s robust membership actualizes its mission with an informed focus on Business, Education, Community Leadership, and the Legislative domain.

What Matters to Us

Encouraging civic engagement with the intention of systematically changing the city’s political climate to include diversity leadership at the highest levels of government and policy review boards in order to effectively influence the decisions being made that affect the quality of life in all communities.

MABPA members meet monthly to present and discuss issues affecting San Diego’s underserved communities to share and develop strategies aimed at finding solutions. We have a calendar of events that support our objectives including, monthly lunch meetings, bi-annual recognition receptions and occasional breakfast meetings with political candidates or public officials.

Through these informational events MABPA is able to maintain contact with a broad section of business, education and political leaders to inform our community.

Admission to all MABPA Events

MABPA Membership prepays your admission to over 25 events a year that include monthly lunch meetings, recognition receptions, community coffees, candidate forums, project tours, special events, and member only events

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Get Recognition and Publicity

Mention on MABPA social media accounts and website such as company logo, features, links and press package

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Become a speaker

Speaking roles at MABPA events, media interviews, and community or public policy consultation

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           Our Leadership

                MABPA’s leadership are active members in the community

 

Josie Calderon-Scott

President

 Josie Calderon-Scott, Principal of JLC Consultants, has for over 25 years been providing strategic   … Read more

Javier Saunders

Vice President

 Javier Saunders serves as an Executive Vice President for BRADY. For the past 30 years he has led and managed multi-million dollar projects … Read more

Rudy Fernandez

Vice President

 Rudy Fernandez served as the Director for Economic Development and Binational Affairs, and Liaison to the Veterans and the Military for  … Read more

Zachary Schlagel

Programs Chair

 Zachary Schlagel is manager of Government and Community Affairs for UC San Diego Health Sciences and has worked here … Read more

Edward Barbat

Business Committee Chair

Edward Barbat is a local businessman, attorney and business advocate who works with clients primarily in and  … Read more

Dr. Alberto Ochoa

Education Chair

 Dr. Alberto M. Ochoa is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education at San Diego State University (SDSU). He began his  … Read more

Josie Flores-Clark

Membership Chair

Since 2007, Josie Flores Clark has served as the Executive Assistant to National City Mayor Ron Morrison.  She is required to  … Read more

Tana Lorah

Membership Chair

Tana Lorah joined Kaiser Permanente as the Affordable Care Act of 2010 was being passed – a time of big changes for the health  … Read more

Victor Nunez

Public Affairs Chair

 Victor Nunez is a trial prosecutor and is the Chief of the San Diego County District Attorney’s office. Prior to this position, he served as … Read more

Ray Aragon

Secretary

Ray Aragon is a graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Law with a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. … Read more

MABPA Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to our corporate sponsors for their continuous support. Check them out!

Community Testimonials

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  • Supervisor Greg Cox

    MABPA is a valuable resource for our community. Its meetings and luncheons spotlight critical challenges facing our region and provide an important venue for community leaders to meet, talk and work together on issues of mutual interest.

    Supervisor Greg Cox / District 1 | San Diego County Board of Supervisors

  • Congratulations President Josie Calderon-Scott and the Mexican American Business & Professional Association on the relaunch of your new website. I hope this investment serves to enhance communication between your membership, elected officials, business leaders, and the entire San Diego community.

    Senator Joel Anderson / District 38 | California State Senate

  • Senator Ben Hueso

    Congratulations on the launching of your redesigned website. The new site is sure to give all your members a more engaging user-friendly experience and a one-stop-shop for important information.

    Senator Ben Hueso / District 40 | California State Senate

  • Congratulations to MABPA for their new website makeover. Technology is a great way to keep all San Diegans engaged with our political process, and MABPA is leading by example.

    Councilmember Mark Kersey / District 5 | San Diego City Council

Learn more about the History of MABPA in San Diego