Honorary Consul Giovanna Carriero-Contreras

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1355 S. Colorado Boulevard
Suite C-901
Denver CO 80222


Tel: (720) 291-6869

Giovanna Carriero-Contreras was appointed Honorary Consul of Italy for the State of Colorado in March 2014. She has served as the Secretary General of the CCC until 2019-2020. She currently serves as the Vice Dean of the Colorado Consular Corps (2020-2021).

A native of Italy, Giovanna majored in Foreign Languages and Literatures and graduated from the most prestigious Ecole de Traduction et d'Interprétation de l'Université de Genève. 

She has an over 25-year verified industry expert in interpreting, translation and training services, national and international author, presenter and public speaker.  She is CEO and co-founder of Cesco Linguistic Services and is a strong proponent of professional development for interpreters and the advancement of the profession. Giovanna is very active in the national and international interpreting community, provides trainings all over the country and is involved in developing professional standards for the interpreting industry on the national level, through ASTM International, and on the international level, through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). A strong language access advocate, Giovanna has expert understanding of Title VI and Executive Order 13166 requirements in that regard. 

Giovanna is the recipient of the 2020 Bill Daniels Ethical Leader of the Year.

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