Franklin P. Arriola
Franklin P. Arriola is the CEO of Menhalom, LLC. Formerly the Chief of Staff to Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, Arriola was responsible for managing the Office of the Governor staff as well as the Cabinet which included the department and agency heads overseeing all aspects of the Government of Guam.
Prior to being the COS, Arriola spent all of his time in the private sector. He developed two successful startups: he served as Managing Director, Dynero Industries, LLC and was responsible for managing the daily affairs of a holding company specializing in professional development training; public relations & marketing; and project management.
Concurrently he was the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Rim Brokers, Inc. and was responsible for the daily operations of a full scale importer and distributor of produce, groceries, and beverages in Guam, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas, and Federated States of Micronesia.
Some of Arriola’s recent accomplishments include developing a GIS-based Land Mobile Application; the development of major programs to include a new Guam Museum; and MagPROA, an employee recognition and rewards program for the entire Government of Guam employee base (15,000+); Campaign Manager of the victorious Calvo-Tenorio gubernatorial team in 2010 and 2014; Chairman, Investor Relations, Guam Hospital and Healthcare Foundation, 2008 – 2010—resulting in the construction of the only private hospital on Guam (Guam Regional Medical City).
Born and raised on Guam, Arriola obtained a Master of Science degree, Systems Management at the University of Southern California. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. While at Colgate, he was a member of the London English Study Group and attended a summer semester at the University of California, Berkley.
Vincent M. U. Munoz
Vincent M. U. Munoz is the Chief Technology Officer for Menhalom LLC and has spent his entire adult professional career in the Information Technology universe. Munoz is also the Managing Partner of Next Generation LLC. He has developed and implemented strategic technology plans, numerous and complex software applications and smart apps for local and DoD government and private sector entities. More recent application and app development have been open architecture utilizing an agile approach to software development focusing on the iterative framework and incremental growth.
Applications span from asset management systems, land information systems, human resource management systems, geographic information systems, work force management systems to name a few. He is the architecture for software development technologies with a wide spectrum clients and is a participant for several technology development efforts globally.
Born and raised on Guam, Munoz attended the University of South California where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and was also received a Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Guam.
Edward Alvarez, the Chief Operating Officer, began his career in the Government of Guam while attending the University of Guam in 1979. He began as a research analyst for then-Senator Carmen A. Kasperbauer and Senator John Aguon until his graduation in 1983. In 1984, he became the Spokesman for the Public Utility Agency of Guam.
In 1986, he was hired at the Guam Housing & Urban Renewal Authority as a wage compliance officer until 1988, where he spent the next 20 years at the Judiciary of Guam. He began his career there as the Court Program Coordinator writing grants and overseeing the Public Information Office until 1991, where he changed courses and became a probation officer rising through the ranks and finally being promoted as the Chief Probation Officer in 2005 by the Hon. Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido. Upon reaching 30 years of service, he retired in September 2008.
In 2010, Governor Eddie Calvo appointed Alvarez to be the Executive Director of the Commission on Decolonization. As a one man show, he was able to raise the awareness of this issue to the point of it being a centerpiece discussion. He also was able to secure one million dollars in funding for the public education program, for the first time in 20 years, which included a $300,000 grant from the Department of Interior, among many other accomplishments.
Parallel to his Government career, Alvarez recognized the importance of his entrepreneurial aspirations and sold insurance, owned a CD store, sold construction clothing, and was at one time involved in gaming industry. Today, he is involved in the wholesale industry selling tourists-related items.