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San Luis, Arizona — The City of San Luis announced today the appointment of two key staff members, Mrs. Monica G. Castro and Mr. Jose A. Guzman.
Mrs. Monica G. Castro joins the City of San Luis as the director of finance with nearly twenty years of combined academic and work experience in accounting, finance, and business administration. Mrs. Castro is a certified public accountant. Mrs. Castro received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Sonora in 1997, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 2016. Monica G. Castro began her career as an Accountant at the Saguaro Foundation in 2005 until 2009, and continued her work with the Gowan Company LLC from 2009 through 2018. The Finance Director position had been vacant since late August 2017, when the previous Director, Ketie St. Louis retired.
Mr. Jose A. Guzman has officially assumed the director of planning and zoning position, after working as acting director since February 2017, when Mr. John Starkey left this position. Mr. Guzman received his Bachelors of Science in Urban Planning from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2013. He became a certified Public Manager from the Bob Ramsey Executive Education School at ASU in 2014, and became an Arizona Citizen Planner from The University of Arizona in 2017. Mr. Guzman started his planning and managing career working in the private sector since 2010. Before assuming the planning and zoning director position, Mr. Guzman had been Associate Planner for the City of San Luis since he started in 2014.
“I would like to give a warm welcome to Mrs. Monica Castro,” said Mayor Gerardo Sanchez, “I am certain that Mr. Jose Guzman will continue to do an excellent job working for the City of San Luis,” he added.