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Have you ever heard the Maya language spoken in San Francisco? If not, listen to our audio story to the right. It will open your ears to a little-known language spoken by thousands of people in the city – but rarely discussed outside its cultural community.
San Francisco is a hub of Maya language and culture, and one of the most densely Maya-populated cities in the country.
Help Honor the Extraordinary Winners of the Nation’s Highest Civil Service Award @ Senior Executives Association April 7, 2013Posted by Louis F. Provenzano Jr. in Senior Executives Association.
Tags: Leadership Awards, President Obama, President's Annual Presidential Rank of Disntiguised Exectuives, Senior ExecutiveS Association
Some of you may know that I have been involved in the President’s Annual Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive (for members of the Senior Executive Service) or Distinguished Senior Professional (for Senior Level and Scientific and Professional executives). The rank is awarded for “sustained extraordinary accomplishment.”
Each year, a maximum of 1% of career Federal executives may receive this award.
Awardees have included Nobel Prize winners and an EPA executive who went on to become President of Lithuania. To gain a better understanding of their contributions to the nation, have attached a list of the accomplishments of several recent awardees.
To learn more about the event, scheduled for Thursday April 25 this year, you may visit
I hope that, when you do, you will decide to contribute a minimum of $ 5,000 to receive one seat at the banquet and be recognized in the program. I guarantee that, if you do, you will enjoy a very special evening, not unlike a White House State Dinner.
Past speakers at the awards banquet have included:
- Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke
- Former GAO Comptroller General and CEO and President of Peter G. Peterson Foundation David M. Walker
- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
- EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson
- Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman
- Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge
- NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe
- Counsel to the President Alberto R. Gonzales
- White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card
- Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson
- Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig
- Director of Office of Management and Budget Franklin Raines
- Vice President Al Gore
- Deputy Secretary of Defense John White
- Secretary of the Army Togo West
- White House Deputy Chief of Staff Philip Lader
- EPA Administrator Carol Browner
- Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan
- Secretary of Transportation Samuel Skinner
- OPM Director Constance Horner
- Attorney General Edmund Meese
For more information on this spectacular event click here—–> Banquet Contribution Request and Accomplishments
Tags: Language Access Regulations, Title VI
Citizens who believe their language rights have been infringed can now file complaints with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages through a secure e-mail account.
“Now that all the necessary privacy and security precautions have been taken, I am pleased to announce that complaints can now be filed on-line,” said Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser.
To read more about thiese new federal rights click the link below:
International Medical Interpreters Association and National Board for Certification of Medical Interpreters Honor Louis F. Provenzano Jr. February 28, 2013Posted by Louis F. Provenzano Jr. in Uncategorized.
I am so touched by this. The IMIA group are by far the most amazing people and they do great work. I applaud you Izabel, Lola, Tina and Linda. You made history happen. You are visionaries that the industry must finally recognize as the "true" leaders. I only did my small part. You were the leaders and you made this happen.
International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) Appoints Louis F. Provenzano, Jr. to IMIA Advisory Board November 7, 2012Posted by Louis F. Provenzano Jr. in IMIA, Interpretation, Interpreters, Language Access, Louis F. Provenzano.
Tags: IMIA, IMIA Advisory Board, International Medical Interpreters Association
Attached is a copy of the announcement from the International Medical Interpreters Association.——> Click here
For more information on the Advisory Committee ——-> Click here
Photos of Louis F. Provenzano, Jr. August 25, 2012Posted by Louis F. Provenzano Jr. in Farewell Reception, Language Compliance, Louis F. Provenzano, Medical Certification, Most Visited Blog Visitors, National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, National Medical Certification, The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Uncategorized, Welcome, World Affairs.
Photos of Louis F. Provenzano, Jr. —-> Louis Provenzano Photo Albulm
National Medical Interpreter Certification Rally Montage – Washington DC April 30, 2010 – YouTube August 25, 2012Posted by Louis F. Provenzano Jr. in Uncategorized.
Photos of my farewell party.
I leave America with a mixed heart. It is exciting to live in another country but I leave many dear friends, and family.
To see the slideshow click below.
Keep in touch !