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Marianas Young Professionals: Volunteer of the Year nominees!

(MYPros) — The Marianas Young Professionals is proud to invite you all to join us for “Havana Nights” our three-year anniversary event to be held in the Hyatt Regency Saipan Ballroom, Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 10 p.m.

During this event MYPros will honor and celebrate young professionals in the CNMI with awards in the following categories for Young Professional of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and the Spotlight Award.

Details were announced during our Night at the CNMI Museum fundraiser & mixer event and the nominees for this year’s Volunteer of the Year are:

Brent Deleon Guerrero
Brand Coordinator
Docomo Pacific

A graduate of Marianas High School, Brent went on to pursue a culinary degree through Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, Arizona. Following his certification, Brent returned home and began his journey.

Brent joined the Docomo Pacific customer service team as part of the customer service department and thrived in the teamwork-oriented environment. He was quickly elevated and transitioned to Business Services, developing strong relationships with enterprise customers in the region. Just short of year, Brent accepted a position in the Brand Department, overseeing engagement and activities in the CNMI. Passion was a key ingredient to Brent’s success, and he plans to continue to use his experience to take his journey to new heights. As a young professional himself, he hopes to be able to demonstrate that there are no limits to what you can achieve in your career with the vast amount of opportunity and knowledge available through professional networking.

Within a few months of being a part of the Marianas Young Professionals Organization, he was exposed to the many successful projects planned by the committee and was quickly tasked with chairing the 8th Annual Operation CNMI Homefront Support, where CNMI residents serving in any military branch received care packages from home, in hopes of sharing our local holiday spirit with them while they are abroad making the ultimate sacrifice. It is community services like these and the inspirational other young professionals that drive Brent to continue to find ways to provide a positive impact for our island and it’s people. Overall, with healthy collaboration and professional mentor ship, he hopes young professionalism continues to grow and inspire others for a brighter and prosperous CNMI.

Shayne Villanueva
Operations Manager
AON Insurance
Roil Soil Clothing

Shayne Villanueva, Born and raised in the Marianas grew up in an only child household on the island of Saipan. As a young child Shayne was influenced by his Grandfather Francisco Villanueva, a prominent business man and Deputy Chief of Immigration. Through the younger years of Shayne’s life his grandfather showed him the behind the scenes look on developing relationships that develop business. After high school at Mt. Carmel of Saipan Shayne locally went to NMC but soon left to challenge himself in San Diego, Ca in 2001. After two semesters in school Shayne took a change in direction and began his career in insurance sales. Over the course of the next 15 years Shayne grew his skill set through hands-on experience and with great mentors. At the pinnacle of his career his was Regional Director for Southern California before opening Roil Soil Clothing in 2015. During his next three years of entrepreneurship he represented his culture and islands through Roil Soil Clothing at Pacific Islands Festival of Arts, Chamorro Festivals and throughout the West Coast. In September of 2016 Shayne moved back to the Marianas and brought on Peter Aldan as a business partner to grow the company. In the short year span of relaunching the company Shayne has refocused the company to tie its events into local charities. Creating unique events using local people to support local charities. This has been the vital part of the growth in Roil Soil as it continue to strive to be the little company that donates to local causes. Shayne’s dream and mission is to continue to utilize his company to grow with the communities needs and develop avenues to give back.

MariaValentina Haberman
Communications Manager
Triple J Saipan Inc.

MariaValentina Haberman holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Chaminade University of Honolulu and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, with concentration in Early Childhood Development from University of Hawai’i at Manoa. During college, Haberman stepped into real estate and business development in downtown Honolulu and eventually settled as a Marketing and PR Manager with a professional portfolio of A-list clients in the sport and beverage market — RedBull, RockStar and Neuro Lifestyle Drink. Inspired by the evolving food scene on Oahu, Haberman ventured into the food and beverage industry as co-owner of Le Crepe Café, pioneering the craze for French crepes on island.

Nevertheless, after nearly 15 years away from home and as a CNMI Scholarship recipient, Haberman returned to Saipan to fulfill her commitment and contribute to the island’s development. In 2015 Haberman led the marketing and public relation department of Hyatt Regency Saipan for two years. Currently she is a part of Triple J Saipan, Inc. equipped with well over 10 years of professional experience in strategic marketing, management and business development.

She was recently the PR Director for Stellar Marianas continuing commitment to the organization — a nonprofit pageant and talent group sharing talent, empowerment, leadership and achievement of the Marianas and continues to support the Marianas Young Professionals.

MYPros would like to congratulate all of the nominees for this year’s “Volunteer of the Year” award, and stay tuned for more details on other category nominees.

The MYPros’ “Havana Nights” event is open to all. Tickets are available for purchase today for $45 at Tribe Marianas. Feel free to message MYPros on Facebook for more info and we hope to see you there.