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Olathe Couple Produces Latino Inaugural Gala In Washington DC

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David Chavez and Sarah Ruiz of LatinPointe.

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Kansas City, MO – David Chavez and Sarah Ruiz of LatinPointe Marketing in Olathe are producing the 2009 Latino Inaugural Gala (Sunday, January 18, 2009). In attendance will be VIPs from key Hispanic advocacy organizations-- including the National Council of La Raza, the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Democratic Hispanic Caucus to name a few. Celebrities like Marc Anthony, Rosie Perez, Rosario Dawson and our very own Kansas City Chief Tony Gonzales will also be there. As preparations for the gala reach a fever pitch, KCUR's Susan Wilson checked in with David Chavez on Saturday morning to get an update.

The Latino Inaugural Gala: Renewing America's Promise-Celebrando el Cambio is tonight at 8pm at Union Station in Washington DC.

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A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood. However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at UMKC.) In the meantime, Wilson satisfied her journalistic cravings by doing public speaking, providing “expert” interviews for local television, and being a guest commentator/contributor to KPRS’s morning drive time show and the teen talk show “Generation Rap.”
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