UPDATE – Hispanic Lifestyle named Ms. Denise M. Gutierrez as a 2021 Latina of Influence. A full listing of our 2021 Latinas of Influence were announced during the digital presentation of Hispanic Lifestyle’s Latina Conference 2021.
In this edition of Online with Richard Sandoval we talk with Denise M. Gutierrez President and CEO of California Council on Economic Education about their programs and educating our community of the importance of financial education.
The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) provides economics and financial literacy training and resources to K-12 teachers, students, and their parents, throughout California. CCEE’s overarching mission is to help California’s students gain a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance, so they can make better decisions and compete and succeed in the global economy.
About Ms. Gutierrez
Denise M. Gutierrez began her educational and professional journey at Chaffey Community College in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. She went on to achieve a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne.
Denise spent almost 10 years at the University of La Verne in the Advancement Office. She worked her way up from front office manager to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
In 2015, Denise joined the College of Business and Economics at Cal State Los Angeles with more than 13 years of higher education experience. She has an extensive background in institutional advancement, fundraising, and corporate and foundation relations.
Denise is currently the new President and CEO for the California Council on Economic Education (CCEE). The CCEE is the only California based organization 100% dedicated to ensuring that K-12 students receive the economics and financial literacy education they need to be successful in life and career.
Denise has served on a number of boards including the Esperanza Scholarship Foundation, National Latina Business Women’s Association-Inland Empire, and Making Education the Answer (META) Foundation. Accomplishments include a Gold Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) award for creating the first Latino Education Access and Development (LEAD) Conference at the University of La Verne, Spirit of La Verne Award for Inclusivity and Diversity, and 2014 Woman of the Year by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano’s Office.