Renata Soto, Conexion Americas Receive Presidential Visit & Tennessean Cover Story

Bone McAllester Norton client Conexion Americas and its co-founder and director, Renata Soto, were the feature story on the cover of yesterday’s Tennessean, in advance of President Obama’s visit. In the town hall meeting, the president highlighted his recent immigration actions, saying Nashville, including what Soto is doing, is getting it right.

Soto, originally from Costa Rica, got her first glimpse of helping refugees and immigrants when her mother became part of a solidarity movement that helped people displaced by civil war in Latin American countries. What she thought would be her path to helping others—through journalism—ended up not being her avenue to public service. She has become a leading voice on immigration not just in Music City but across the nation. Tennessean reporter Brad Schmitt interviewed Soto about her upbringing, how she met her husband and her feelings about the president’s visit.

Bonelaw attorney Stephen J. Zralek is the current chair of the board for Conexion Americas, and Will Cheek was legal counsel for the $3 million federal grant to purchase its new home, Casa Azafran.

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