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McCrory names Hispanic advisory council

Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced appointments to his advisory council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.

The chair will be Marisol Barr of Beaufort County, who was originally appointed by Democratic House Speaker Joe Hackney and was reappointed by Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis.

The vice chair of council will be Cecilia Ramirez, a volunteer in the Mecklenburg County community.

Others appointed are Leonor Clavijo, of Durham, executive director of the N.C. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a news reporter at Univision; Dr. Rosemary Stein, owner of International Family Clinic in Burlington; Julie Garza of Wake County, program director and on the air personality at La Ley radio; Raul Herrera of Hillsborough, a customer advisor on personal and small business accounts at BB&T; Vanessa Faura of Mecklenburg County, who works at Wells Fargo in wholesale finance applications.

Also appointed was Carlos Vidales of Wake County, a senior software manager at Tekelec in Morrissville, Ximena Uribe of Mecklenburg, director of the 2013 Charlotte World Parade and Festival; Melissa Gott, a Wilmington attorney; Mary Carter, a Chapel Hill Realtor; Bessie Brantley of Wake County, a Spanish teacher at Heritage Christian Academy; Eduardo Sosa of Granville County, a senior officer specialist with the Federal Bureau of Prisons; Abel Grande, pastor of Spanish Ministry at First Baptist Church in Garner; Charlie Parrish, president of Parrish Manor, a construction firm in Benson; and Diana Rodriguez, an outreach specialist with the governor's office.

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