North America Office
8757 West Cornell Avenue Suite 4
Lakewood, CO 80227 USA
+1 (720) 635-5563

Mexico Office:
Calle Arthur Ashe No. 40
Raquet Club
San Juan Cosala
Jalisco C.P. 45820 Mexico
+1 (720) 635-5563

Maria Allen

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Professional experience:     > back to the top

 

QUALITY WORKS, Lakewood, CO, USA, 2001 to present
President, Project Manager, English-Spanish Translation Services

 
Provided Quality Works customers with English-Spanish translation of technical documentation and Website pages to assist the company in meeting its financial objectives.



ALL MEXICAN EXPORTERS, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico, 1997 to present
Partner, VP of Marketing


Developed and established successful Web-based export business. Developed and implemented marketing strategy to identify and secure business with major wholesale distributors of hand-crafts, clothing and interior design items manufactured in Mexico. Developed English and Spanish language marketing materials to promote company's products. Established business relationships with more than 100 providers in Mexico to ensure timely receipt of ordered products. Managed staff of up to 7 employees to ensure timely processing of shipments and services to the customers. Made numerous public presentations in Mexico, USA and Russia to promote company's products and establish its competitive position on the market.



HERALDO, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico, 2001 to 2002
Investigative Reporter / Political Writer


News and investigative reporting of political events for the largest in the area newspaper. Conducted interviews with political leaders and covered political events to deliver to readers objective view of daily events in the area. Consistently met weekly deadlines by delivering 5 articles.



ASOCIACION CIVIL ACCION CIUDADANA, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico, 2000 to 2003  
Coordinator of Press and Communications
Raised number of members from less than 20 to 500 by promoting association's activities through local press. Responsible for coordinating and leading community events for fund raising, public education, food and clothing distribution to assist needy members of the community.



FARNE SA de CV, Gto, Mexico, 1999 - 2003
Interpreter / Translator

 
Provided customers and company's personnel with English-Spanish-English interpretation during technical meetings and social events to assist the company in increasing its international business.



Historian Jorge A. Bernal, Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico, 1995 to 1997
Translator


Translated Mexican history (English to Spanish) from Spanish Colonial Period to the modern times to assist the employer in developing books and public presentations on the topic. Assisted the historian in presentations at numerous conferences in National Museum of Anthropology and History Museum in Mexico City.



LATINOAMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico, 1995 to 1997
English Instructor

 
Developed and taught English classes to beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Reviewed and graded papers to assess progress of the students.



MEXICAN GOVERNMENT, Mexico City, Mexico, 1993 - 1995
Director, Social Development Programs

  • Directed full range of activities for of the Social Development Program for the Mexican Government. Supervised staff of up to 50 employees with responsibilities for hiring, employee development and performance evaluation.

  • Developed and directed implementation of teenager rehabilitation program with focus on prevention of alcoholism and drug addiction. The program assisted near 3,500 teenagers in recovery and return to productive role in the society. The program successfully assisted near 2,500 troubled teenagers in placement in Institute of Mexican Social Security.

  • Directed program for assistance to abandoned homeless children in Mexico City. The program assisted in access of 1,000 children by identifying appropriate government programs and institutions for placement. Managed vaccination program that assisted in access of 4,000 children per year.

  • Developed and directed implementation of the program to support elderly low-income people. Developed criteria for qualification of applicants for distribution of available funds, food, social activities, hobbies, presents for holidays and medical assistance.

  • Directed and participated in the Crime Victim Assistance Program by counseling victims and assisting them in return to society as productive citizens.

 


Education:     > back to the top

  • Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany, German Language, 1975

  • Translators and Interpreters Institute, Mexico City, DF, Translation and Interpretation, 1975

  • College Sao Martin School, Mexico City, DF, Full scope of high school subjects, 1973


 

Languages:     > back to the top

  • Spanish - native, fluent, written, spoken

  • English - fluent, written, spoken

  • German - working knowledge, written, spoken

  • Italian - beginner, self-study

  • Russian - beginner, self-study

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