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A mother of two, Jasmine and
Genesis, Jaramillo is proud of her roots
and believes the work ethic and values
instilled by her parents and grandparents
have shaped the person and professional
she is today.
With parents migrating from
Chihuahua, Mexico, Jaramillo witnessed
them work several jobs at a time. Raised
by her grandparents, she was taught she
would have to work hard or possibly work
harder than everyone else because of her
background and skin color.
“The work ethic instilled in me is the
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reason where I am today,” she shares. “If
it wasn't for that inspiration and what I witnessed, I don't believe that I
would be the director of economic development for the city of
Prior to her current role, Jaramillo spent nearly two decades at the
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. She led the organization
into becoming the largest Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the country
with more than 1,400 members, built an innovative program of work, and
Synthia with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller
at 2019 USHCC Annual Convention in
introduced the first bilingual Entrepreneurship Accelerator called
An accomplished fundraiser, Jaramillo has raised millions of dollars
throughout her career to benefit causes that support the local business
community. While at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, she
led a $3.4 million capital campaign to build the Barelas Economic
Opportunity Center, leaving the campus completely debt-free.
Jaramillo is heavily involved in the local community and is a
nationally recognized thought leader in entrepreneurship, fundraising, small
business growth, and community empowerment. She lends her expertise
and leadership to the community by serving on many boards for business
and community organizations including Ex-Officio Board Member
(Executive Committee), Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce;
Ex-Office Board Member, City of Albuquerque Small Business Regulatory
Commission; Board Member, Advisory Board Member, New Mexico Small
Business Development Center Statewide Advisory Council; and
Leader/Member of Albuquerque’s Living Cities Integration Initiative.
Jaramillo believes her greatest and valuable asset is her ability to
cultivate and establish relationships. “I believe and understand everybody
has a story to tell,” she shares. “Everybody has their own experience
regardless of color and background. I believe we are a powerful force when
we come together and unite. When we see the first woman president at the
White House, then we could claim victory.”
Community help during COVID-19
1. Micro-Business Relief Program – giving $5,000 grants to
150 Albuquerque small businesses.
2. Created and maintained a Business Resource Guide
that complies resources and tips for Albuquerque
3. Have been lifting up small businesses that are still open
and operating on social media (mainly Instagram) by using
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