BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Fredy Rodríguez, Board Member.
Fredy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP, generation 1998-2002). He is a certified coach by the Mexican Federation of Life Coaching, has a Master’s Degree in Engineering, specializing in Quality and Productivity Systems from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITEMS, from August 2007 to July 2009). He has a Diploma in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM. From March to September 2008). She has a diploma in Management Skills Development from the Instituto de Capacitación de Mandos Intermedios Monterrey (ICAMI, from March 2007 to May 2008). Member of the Board of Directors of Club de Niños y Niñas de BCS ACS (since June 2022). He is currently Director of Anchor Storage, a company dedicated to storage services with facilities in San José del Cabo, B.C.S. and Puerto Peñasco, Sonora (since January 2016).
Mauricio Balderrama Treasurer.
Mauricio is the managing director of the Cabo Surf Hotel which is part of the Balderrama Hotel Collection, a regional chain with properties in the Copper Canyon of Mexico. He is an industrial engineer and studied at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. He later received an MBA from the University of Arizona. Mauricio has served as a corporate finance consultant in Mexico City and as CFO for a commercial real estate developer group in Monterrey, Mexico. Mauricio has a passion for community improvement and has been actively involved in Grupo Madrugadores de Los Cabos, Observatorio Ciudadano de Los Cabos, Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública de Baja California Sur and CANIRAC. Each of these organizations address local community issues including reducing crime and violence and evaluating government policy. Mauricio is a proud father and husband and has dedicated much of his life to making Mexico a better place for living.
Raúl Godin Arroyo, Secretary.
Raúl was born in Mexico City and, after marrying a woman from San José del Cabo, day move with their 3 children to Los Cabos, 15 years ago. He is an industrial Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana and then got a Diploma degree in Finance at ITAM in Mexico City. He worked in several manufacturing companies until he moved to Los Cabos and became an entrepreneur in the construction supply chain industry as well as the food and drink supply to hotel and restaurants. During his professional career he has always been an active member of the gremial organization of the insdustry and has always been supportive of associations, such as Educa Mexico and World Vision. since he moved to Los Cabos along with all his family, they became active participants in Casa Hogar Cabo san Lucas with the Padrinos del corazon program; helping, entertaining and taking care of kids for more than 5 years. He then joined Boys and Girls Club of Baja California Sur. He believes that kids are the most needed group to support and guide, which is his motivation to serve the club.
Linda´s energy and optimism are character traits that have allowed her to become well-respected in the world of public relations. Linda is definitely a passionate woman and she focuses on understanding the needs of her clients enabling her to represent them in a way to accentuate their interest and offerings. Her passion is to benefit the community which is a reflection of her philanthropic spirit which is always aimed o help others.
Every project that she undertakes is a constant example of her daily-practiced personal philosophy which is to exercise physically and mentally.
Jesus is a highly experienced Manager with an impressive background in Corporate Financing. He holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Financing from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Ciudad de México, and has over 13 years of experience as a Director and independent consultant. Throughout his career, Jesus has developed a wide range of skills including Negotiation, Event Management, Short Sales, Management, and Customer Service.
Since September 1995, Jesus has been providing his expertise as a freelance consultant to various organizations in the Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Since January 2010, he has been serving as a Director and consultant in his independent practice. Additionally, from September 2005 to September 2007, he served as Director of Communications and Public Relations at Mision La Serena in Los Cabos, BCS.
Prior to starting his independent consulting practice, Jesus gained valuable experience as a Manager at GRUPO FINANCIERO INTERACCIONES, Director Gerente at Probursa, and Consultant at Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines. He also worked at the Center for Financial Engineering in Development in Washington D.C. and at the Departamento de Proyectos en Desarrollo at Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores.
Jesus completed his undergraduate studies in Finance at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Ciudad de México from 1976 to 1982. He also attended Centro Universitario Mexico for his high school education. He currently resides in San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur. Jesus collaborates with several organizations in Los Cabos, including the rotary club where he is past-president of the local club, Cabo Mil radio station where he collaborates on Armando Figaredo’s afternoon show, and the Skal Club, a tourism executives club, where he has served as past-president.
Additionally, Jesus was the former Secretary of Tourism for the Municipality of Los Cabos and is a passionate fan of Formula One racing. He is also part of the Madrugadores Club de Los Cabos, a non-profit group of entrepreneurs formed in 1989 that aims to improve the living conditions of the community and promote sustainable development in the region. As a group of advisors and analysts, they actively participate in social improvement.
Ivan Bautista is a highly accomplished Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience in taxation. Currently serving as a Tax Partner at Crowe in Los Cabos and La Paz, B.C.S., Ivan has been employed with the firm since July 1996. His area of specialization includes providing top-notch services to clients in the hospitality industry, including hotels, timeshares, golf courses, construction and real estate developments, as well as commercial and service companies.
Ivan is an active member of the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants and the College of Public Accountants of Baja California Sur. He has been an integral part of the industry association, having served as the former President of the Los Cabos Delegation and Vice President of Taxation.
He holds Master’s degree in Taxation from CETYS University in Baja California, which he obtained in 2003. He has also collaborated in the publication of articles on tax issues in various magazines of national circulation. Additionally, Ivan is fluent in both Spanish and English and is based in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. His upbringing in La Paz, Baja California Sur, has given him a unique perspective and understanding of the region.
In addition to his professional work, Ivan has contributed significantly to the community by serving in various non-profit organizations and government tax procedures in Mexico. He has been a member of the Rotary Club in Los Cabos for several years. In his free time, Ivan enjoys flying drones and taking photos and videos of the amazing landscapes of Baja California Sur.
Onagh and her late husband Bill were the founders of GJC (Gente Joven for un Cambio) in 2012. In 2020 Onagh and the board made a decision to join Boys and Girls Club of Mexico by founding BGC of BCS and therefore expanding the programs and opportunities for the local youth.
Onagh is now retired spending time in Mexico and the US with her family, she remains involved as an Associate member. She spent over 40 years in the software industry working as a technologists, sales and marketing and management consultant implementing global solutions in many industries and countries. Thru this experience she became more aware of the need for education and social changes for women and children.
Philip is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), a pre-eminent worldwide organization of real estate professionals (established in London, England in 1868) and a member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (RIBC). He has more than 40 years of experience in multi-family and commercial real estate development and investments throughout Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom. He has held a real estate license in B.C. since 1976 and at one point in his career worked as a senior real estate appraiser for Revenue Canada in Toronto. In 2012, Philip was an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” finalist. Philip makes community involvement a priority. He has served as a board member for Leukemia Research Canada and as a trustee for the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. Philip and his wife, Joyce, live in the Vancouver area but spend part of the winter at their home in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Born in the Netherlands, Wim spent his youth and early adulthood in Europe. He served his mandatory military service in the Navy’s Intelligence Department. His studies centered on mathematics, computer science, accountancy and economics along with four languages, graduating with the US equivalence of an MBA.
His career began as an accountant with clients in The Netherlands and Germany. After he had joined international companies, and traveled in Europe for business, he was eventually recruited to the United States for his international experience.
In the US, his career migrated from Finance to Manufacturing, then to Marketing and Sales, eventually to general management and finally as CEO for a small semiconductor laser company.
In the early 1990s he was asked to become a National Trustee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He learned firsthand how amazingly the BGCs programs transform the lives of kids for the better.
In the late 1990s he visited a charity in the outskirts of Tijuana. He was appalled by the lack of opportunities for disadvantaged children to overcome the looming poverty in their life. Soon he learned that nothing effective like the BGCs existed in Mexico. He vowed to try and change that.
When he retired from business in 1999, he began the effort of bringing the concept of Boys & Girls Clubs to Mexico, beginning in Tijuana. After recruiting some friends in the US to help, they began an effort to try and convince high caliber business leaders in Mexico to take upon them this Hercules task of which they believed would, down the road, benefit Mexico significantly, and even its neighbors. They encountered a fair amount of resistance from the US and Mexico. It took quite a number years until business and government in Mexico came together, and the building of the first club could begin. Lacking a national support organization, it was important for the first club to be far more than just a club; it had to be a model club from which others could be copied, both the building lay-out, as well as the organization. The first club in Tijuana opened in 2008, an enormous accomplishment thanks to the amazing Tijuana Board of Directors. He remained involved with advice until after a national organization was established and was up and running. In 2020 he resigned from the Mexican national board.
He is still a national Trustee of the BGCA, recently named ‘Life Time Trustee’..
Suguey Airidiana Cortés Human Resources Consultant
Originally from Mexico City, she arrived in Los Cabos as a teenager, and today she considers herself very fortunate to live in this destination, where she enjoys the sunrises and where she has formed a great family.
Her interest has always been to integrate into a work team where she can contribute to the growth of the company, providing, through the tools and knowledge acquired throughout her career, fostering an environment that promotes the growth of others, and this in turn generates a climate of trust and warmth.
Her experience is based in Human Resources administration, in the hotel sector, however, she recently entered the airport sector, working as Sub-Manager of Culture and Human Capital for the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico.