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Maria Antoinette "Mary Ann" F. Colmenares

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Mary Ann Colmenares
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Availability
Mondays to Fridays (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM). Email us at pmu@negosyocenter.gov.ph or click the following link to reserve a slot.
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Managing Director / Entrepreneur
Artisana Island Crafts/ Handmade Gallery.

SPECIALIZATION: Marketing, Organization, Production

WORK HISTORY and AFFILIATIONS:

  • 1988-2007 – Marketing Director, Anaware Ventures Inc. In 1998, Anaware Ventures Inc. was awarded the National Golden Shell Award by the Department of Trade and Industry for Marketing Excellence
  • 1990-Present – Established The Handmade Gallery
  • 1992-1994 – Charter Secretary, Women in Travel, Bacolod City
  • 1992-1994 – founding member, Zonta Club of Bacolod II
  • 2007-Present – Managing Director, Artisana Island Crafts
  • 2006-2007 - Vice President for Marketing, Association of Negros Producers
  • 2007-2010 – President, Association of Negros Producers
  • 2010-2011 - Vice-Chairman, Provincial MSMED Council, Negros Occidental
  • 2009-2011 - Member, Executive Committee, CITEM Fame, DTI
  • 2010-2011 - Member, Philippine Home Furnishing Confederation, formerly THE BSO Alliance
  • 2007- 2012- Member, Provincial Development Council, Provincial Government of Negros Occidental
  • 2012-Present- Chairman, Negros Occidental Provincial MSMED Council
  • 2010-2015- Private Sector Representative of the Province of Negros Occidental, Regional Development Council, NEDA Region 6
  • 2010-2014- Member, Local Investment Board, Bacolod City
  • 2012-Present- Director, PHILEXPORT Negros , Region 6B.
  • 2012-2018- Chairman, Provincial SMED Council, Negros Occidental
  • 2016-Present- PUM Netherlands Representative, Region 6
  • 2019-Present- Chairman, Provincial SMED Council, Negros Occidental
  • 2020-2022- Vice Chairman, Provincial Council of Women, Negros Occidental
  • 2018-2021- Board of Trustee, Association of Negros Producers, VP for Advocacy

Other Affiliations:

  • Vice-President- Calmado Agri Industrial Inc. – an agricultural and industrial business
  • Director – ACJS Farms Agri Ventures– chicken broiler producer
  • Director - Ferincor,Inc. – an agricultural and industrial business
  • Secretary - Save Hinigaran Environmental Resources and River Foundation- an environmental NGO
  • Member - Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce
  • Member- NEDA Regional Development Council, Economic Development Committee, Region 6
  • 2014- Philippine Representative to JICA Learning Mission, Japan
  • 2014- Philippine Representative to Proged Learning Mission of GIZ to Berlin,
  • 2009 - Philippine Private Sector Representative to the Textile Dying &
  • Finishing Conference sponsored by KOICA (Korean International Cooperation Agency), Korea
  • 2009- Chief Judge, Provincial DTI Best OTOP Product Search, DTI
  • 2010- Judge, Visayan Islands Invention Contest and Exhibits, DOST, Iloilo City
  • 2000- Scholastican Achiever of the Second Millenium Awardee St. Scholastica Alumnae Foundation
  • 2018- Certified Mentor, KMME, Phil Center for Entrepreneurship

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

Grade School : St. Scholastica’s Academy, Bacolod City 1970-1978

High School: St. Scholastica’s Academy, Bacolod City 1978-1981

                     South Salem High School, Oregon USA 1980-1981

                     Rotary Club International Exchange Student

College: University of the Philippines in the Visayas 1981-1983

              B.S. Business Management

              University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C. 1983-1986

              B.S. Tourism

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