This last April, he was elected as the Chair of NALFO, the umbrella organization to 19 National Latina/o Fraternities and Sororities.
Leading NALFO, however, is what Juan does on his personal time, along with training to run half-marathons which he has been doing for the past two years.
member organizations boast between 6,000 and 8,000 male and female members across the country.
All legislative fiscal analysts in the country are automatically members of NALFO, which sponsors a variety of professional development opportunities.
Michael Calvert, director of Nebraska's Legislative Fiscal Office, became NALFO's president in July 2004 at the NCSL Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Editor's Note: Information in this article was taken from NCSL's annual budget and tax survey of the National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices (NALFO
NALFO was created by members of the Eastern Fiscal Officers Association, the Western States Legislative Fiscal Officers Association, the Mid-Western States Legislative Fiscal Officers Association, and the Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference, who saw the need for a national organization representing legislative fiscal staff.
Discussion about establishing NALFO began in 1976 at the NCSL Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.
NALFO elected Maralyn Budke of New Mexico as chair, Al Roberts of New York as vice chair and Gerry Rankin of Iowa as secretary for 1977, and held its first training seminar that year.